West Glamorgan Archive Service

Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Church, Aberavon, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD W Bap 28

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Title: Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Church, Aberavon, Records

Short title: Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Church, Aberavon, records

Dates of creation: 1861-2002

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.6 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Church, Aberavon


Administrative and biographical history: The Baptist cause began in Aberavon, Glamorgan, now Neath Port Talbot, in 1651 as a local branch of the congregation that met in Ilston. The congregation occupied several chapels until Ebenezer was purchased from the Calvinistic Methodists in 1839. The present chapel was built on the site in 1881.


Scope and content: Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Church, Aberavon, records, 1861-2002, including church histories, 1883-1936; deeds, 1861-2002; Deacon's minutes, 1967-1988; dismission forms, 1962-1994.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Church histories; Deeds and documents; Deacon's minutes; Dismission forms.

Conditions governing access: Deacon's minutes closed for 50 years after date of creation. Otherwise no restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

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



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Welsh Baptist, Ebenezer Welsh Baptist Chapel, Aberavon, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: September 2005



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