West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea, St James Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 335 CW

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Title: Swansea, St James Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Swansea, St James ecclesiastical parish records

Dates of creation: 1946-2007

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Swansea, St James Parish


Administrative and biographical history: Built 1867 as a chapel of ease to St Mary's; formed into a parish 1985. The church is in the Uplands area of Swansea, Glamorgan.


Scope and content: Registers (including service and banns registers) 1867-1985; papers relating to church building and property 1860-1981; Churchwardens' accounts 1894-1989; Church Council and PCC minutes 1916-1994; Vestry minutes 1869-1991; church history 1992; church organizations 1932-1959; electoral roll 1985-1987; photographs 1920-1940 and n.d.; parish magazines 1999-2002; miscellaneous 1867-1997.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Ecclesiastical records are arranged into Incumbent's records, PCC records, Churchwardens' records and church affairs.

Conditions governing access: 2 files, by the depositor's direction, are closed for 50 years. Otherwise, no restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


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.


Existence and location of copies: Copies have been made of all baptism, marriage and burial registers for use in the West Glamorgan Archive Service searchroom, and a separate list exists for these

Related units of description: Other records relating to St James's church before the creation of the parish in 1985 are to be found with the records of St Mary's, Swansea, reference P/123/CW (at the West Glamorgan Archive Service).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Ecclesiastical Parishes, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2006



Church records and registers | Wales | Swansea

St James (Church : Swansea, Wales) | Archives

St Mary's Church (Swansea, Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

St James (Church : Swansea, Wales)

St Mary's Church (Swansea, Wales)


Swansea St Mary