West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea, St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 123 CW

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Title: Swansea, St Mary Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Swansea, St Mary ecclesiastical parish records

Dates of creation: 1631-2002

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 21 linear metres

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


Administrative and biographical history: Ancient parish, from which came Holy Trinity, Sketty, St Thomas, St Peter, Christ Church, St Gabriel, St Mark, St Barnabas, St James and St Matthew. Includes St Phillip's mission church.


Scope and content: Registers (including service and banns registers) 1631-1989; Churchwardens' accounts 1793-1987; PCC and Church Council minutes 1920-1993; Vestry minutes 1761-1995; papers relating to church property, fabric and buildings (including plans, faculties and deeds) 1738-1976; details of parish boundaries 1851-1889; charity papers 1791-1980; papers relating to tithes 1874-1962; papers relating to schools 1848-1956; annual reports 1885-1983; parish magazines 1890-1985; church histories 1932-1985; church library (mainly local history and theological books) 1840-1969; photographs and paintings 1849-1999 and n.d.; correspondence, orders of service and miscellaneous 1847-2002.


Language/script: English

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

Conditions governing access: Restrictions on certain documents because of their fragile state; some others require the permission of the Vicar or his representative.

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


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



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