Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Porthmadog Circuit Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/98
Title: Porthmadog Circuit Papers
Short title: Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit papers
Dates of creation: 1862-1990
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium:
Name of creator(s): Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit
Administrative and biographical history: The Methodist Church established churches in Barmouth, Dolgellau and Porthmadog. The Methodist churches were grouped into circuits, with a superintendent minister and several circuits form a district. "Rockcliffe” was the minister's house in Porthmadog.
Scope and content: Records of Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit, 1862-1990, comprising accounts, 1869-1976; balance sheets, 1970,1972, 1980-1981; Charity Commission correspondence, 1894-1907; loan applications, 1893, 1910; wills, 1962, 1983-1990; minutes, 1925-1971; circuit plans, 1964, 1984-1985; baptism register, 1862-1943; annual reports, 1961-1964; collection books, 1935-1983; foreign mission, 1901-1927, 1960-1962; returns of accomodations, 1896-1931; "Rockcliffe" papers, 1893-1968; various properties, 1869-1988; Ebenezer Chapel, 1877-1990; bills and receipts, 1893-1937; organ, 1904-[1980s]; insurance, 1961, 1974, 1981; and miscellaneous papers, 1870-1985.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Porthmadog Circuit papers; society records; trustees' records
Conditions governing access: No restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are expected.
Archival history: In 1907, a list of deeds was transferred from Porthmadog Circuit to the Blaneau Ffestiniog Circuit.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Porthmadog Circuit Papers; Methodism in Wales website (www.westwales.co.uk/methodism) viewed 24th September 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: September 2004