West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea, St Thomas Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 326 CW

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Title: Swansea, St Thomas Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short title: Swansea, St Thomas ecclesiastical parish records

Dates of creation: 1881-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.8 linear metres

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


Administrative and biographical history: There was a medieval chapel dedicated to St Thomas at the foot of Kilvey Hill (the precise site has been lost; only vestiges remained in the early 19th century), which gave its name to the hamlet that grew up on the eastern side of the River Tawe. Modern St Thomas Church was built in 1886 (replacing an earlier mission room) and the parish formed in 1888 from St Mary's. Includes St Stephen's church, Port Tennant. Currently joined with Kilvey.


Scope and content: Registers (including service and banns registers) 1881-1990; photographs 1886-1900; parish magazines 1898-1993; miscellaneous 1888-1990.


Language/script: English

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

Conditions governing access: 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


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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