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Gwern-y-pant Church, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GWERNY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: CMA: Records of Gwern-y-pant Church, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain

Short Title: Gwern-y-pant Church, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, records

Creation date(s): 1900-2001

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (6 vols)

Name of creator(s): Gwern-y-pant Church, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain


Administrative/Biographical history: The Calvinistic Methodist cause began in the parish of Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain around 1797. At first, meetings were held at Gwernypant, a dwelling house owned by Thomas Pryce.
In 1815 Pryce gave land for the purpose of erecting a meeting house and donated a sum of money towards the building fund. The chapel, incorporating a house which stood on the original site, was erected in 1816. Extensive alterations were made to the building in 1868. Originally a Welsh chapel, Gwern-y-pant became an English cause in 1863. The chapel was closed in June 2001.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises church records, 1900-2001, including ministry collection books, 1900-2001, treasurer's account books, 1900-2000, minute book, 1936-1998, and Sunday School secretary's book, 1964-1972.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two series: ministry collection books and treasurer's account books; and two individual files: minute book and Sunday School secretary's book.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of this list is available in CMA: Records of Welsh Chapels in NLW 2001-.


Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs Sue Davies, Llanymynech, December 2001.


Related material: A register of births and baptisms, 1793-1837, is held at the Public Record Office (RG4/3452(iii), a microfilm copy of which is held at NLW); minutes and a list of members, 1838-1844, are NLW CMA 13761; a minute book, 1965-1979, is NLW CMA EZ1/287/19; photographs are in NLW Photo Album 768 and plans are NLW Mortimer PG 2619.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Barbara Davies.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Records of Gwern-y-pant Church, Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002.

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain
Gwern-y-pant (Church : Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, Wales) | Archives
Religious institutions | Wales | Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain

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