Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Cofnodion Capel M. C. Waunfawr

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/6513, XS/3134

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Title: Cofnodion Capel M. C. Waunfawr

Short title: Capel Bethel (Waunfawr, Gwynedd), cofnodion (records)

Dates of creation: 1838-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (193 items)

Name of creator(s): Capel M. C. Waunfawr (Capel Bethel)


Administrative and biographical history: The Calvinistic Methodist cause in Waunfawr, Caernarfonshire, was established in 1746. The first chapel building at Capel Bethel (or Capel Waunfawr) was built in 1785. The chapel held Sunday Schools in the nearby village of Groeslon.


Scope and content: Records of Capel Waunfawr, 1838-1984, including financial records, 1852-1984, including account books and collection books; membership records, 1862-1955; records of Sunday Schools at Waunfawr/Bethel, 1871-1980, and Groeslon, 1924-1971; records of the children's school, 1886-1970; baptism registers, 1838-1888; orders of burial, 1890-1919, 1933; annual reports, 1919-1947; plans, [1898], 1923; photographs, [20th century]; and chapel window blinds, [20th century].


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: financial; membership; Sunday School; Ysgol y Plant; baptism registers and orders for burial; annual reports; miscellaneous; photographs; curios.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office, Meirionnydd Archives and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related units of description: Registers, 1812-1835, are in The National Archives. Further papers are in the National Library of Wales and University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Capel M.C. Waunfawr yn cynnwys Ysgoldy Groeslon, catalogue; NLW, Capeli database, viewed 24 November 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: November 2004



Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Church (Waunfawr, Caernarfonshire, Wales) | Archives

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd

Church records and registers | Wales | Waunfawr (Gwynedd)

Sunday schools | Wales | Gwynedd

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Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Church (Waunfawr, Caernarfonshire, Wales)