Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers and Books relating to Bangor Diocese

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/2170

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Title: Papers and Books relating to Bangor Diocese

Short title: Bangor Diocese papers

Dates of creation: 1640-1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (61 items)

Name of creator(s): Church in Wales. Diocese of Bangor


Administrative and biographical history: The Anglican Diocese of Bangor covers the whole of the north-western quarter of Wales, covering the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire and the northern portion of Montgomeryshire. The diocese was created in the mid 6th century and was subdivided into archdeaconries, rural deaneries and parishes. It is made up of two archdeaconries: Bangor (and Anglesey) and Meirionnydd, with seven and six rural deaneries respectively.


Scope and content: Records relating to Bangor Diocese, 1640-1972, including year books, 1952-1972; printed books, 1696-1957; journal and notebooks, 1801-1895; pedigrees, deeds and documents relating to church lands in the parish of Llanllechid, Caernarfonshire, 1640-1831; and miscellaneous papers, [?1770]-1929.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: printed books; journals, notebooks, etc.; pedigrees; documents relating to title; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: The main archive of diocesan records is held in the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papers and Books Re Bangor Diocese/ Papurau a Llyfrau yn ymwneud ag Esgobiaeth Bangor, catalogue; Esgobaeth Bangor Diocese Homepage ( viewed 1 July 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Church in Wales. | Diocese of Bangor | Periodicals

Deeds | Wales | Llanllechid

Personal names

Corporate names

Church in Wales | Diocese of Bangor

Church of England | Diocese of Bangor