West Glamorgan Archive Service

English Congregational Church Marriage Registers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD E Cong Marr

Held at:

Title: English Congregational Church Marriage Registers

Short title: English Congregational Churches, marriage registers

Dates of creation: 1899-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (31 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry; Onllwyn Congregational Church, Dylais Higher; United Reformed Church, Gnoll Road, Neath; Mount Pleasant English Congregational Church, Grovesend; Canaan Chapel, Foxhole, Swansea; Fabians Bay Congregational Church, Swansea; Rhyddings Congregational Church, Uplands, Swansea; Walters Road Congregational Church, Swansea

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan (now Neath Port Talbot), began in 1875 when members of Bethesda Welsh Independent chapel in Briton Ferry established a separate English congregation. The chapel was opened in 1880 but closed in 2003. Gnoll Road Congregational Church, Neath, Glamorgan, was established in 1849 on Wind Street, Neath. The Gnoll Road chapel was built in the 1890s. It later became part of the United Reform Church, established in 1972. Canaan English Congregational Church, Foxhole, Swansea, was established in 1840. Fabian's Bay Congregational Church, St Thomas, Swansea, was established in 1861, the chapel opening in 1862. Rhyddings Congregational Church, Finsbury Terrace, Uplands, Swansea, was established in 1892. Walters Road Congregational Church, Swansea, was established in about 1867. The chapel was opened in 1869.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Marriage registers of the English Congregational Church, Ritson Street, 1932-1977; Onllwyn Congregational Church, 1957-1962; United Reformed Church, Gnoll Road, 1948-1985; Mount Pleasant English Congregational Church, Grovesend, 1955-1956; Canaan Chapel, Foxhole, 1910-1968; Fabians Bay Congregational Church, 1899-1969; Rhyddings Congregational Church, 1933-1943; Walters Road Congregational Church, 1918-1975.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ritson Street; Onllwyn; Gnoll Road; Mount Pleasant; Canaan Chapel; Fabians Bay; Rhyddings; Walters Road.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Further records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D E/Cong 6. Further records of Gnoll Road Congregational Church are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Ind 18.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Religion - Nonconformist - English Congregational Church Marriage Registers, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); NLW, Capeli database, viewed 13 September 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: September 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Church records and registers | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Church records and registers | Wales | Swansea

Congregational churches | Wales

Religious institutions | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Religious institutions | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Corporate names

Canaan Chapel, Foxhole (Swansea, Wales)

Capel yr Onllwyn

Fabian's Bay Congregational Church (Swansea, Wales)

Gnoll Road Congregational Church (Neath, Wales)

Mount Pleasant English Congregational Church (Grovesend, Wales)

Rhyddings Congregational Church (Swansea, Wales)

Ritson Street English Congregational Church (Briton Ferry, Wales)

Walter Road Congregational Church (Swansea, Wales)

Places

Briton Ferry

Grovesend

Neath

Onllwyn

Swansea