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Penuel Presbyterian Church, Tredegar, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PENTRE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: CMA: Records of Penuel Presbyterian Church, Tredegar

Short Title: Penuel Presbyterian Church, Tredegar, records

Creation date(s): 1908-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes), 2 volumes

Name of creator(s): Penuel Presbyterian Church, Tredegar


Administrative/Biographical history: The cause dates back to 1799 when one Thomas Jervis obtained a licence to hold religious meetings at his home, Penrhos farm near Tredegar. Land was later purchased and the first church was built in 1809.
By 1828, as Tredegar grew in size with the advent of industrialization, the need for a new building had become a pressing issue. It was decided to build a new chapel and the old church was converted into cottages.
1909 saw the centenary celebrations of the church, which was completely restored for the occasion, opening its doors after this refurbishment in March 1910.
The chapel closed its doors for the last time in 1999.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises minute books of elders' meetings, 1951-2000; estimates and bills for alterations to the building, 1908-1939; papers concerning the sale of church land, 1990; church account book, 1975-1989; building fund and business account book, 1981-1997; loose accounts, 1987-1998; ladies sunshine guild contribution and gift book, 1965-93; and treasurer's account books, 1978-1999.


Language/scripts of material: English unless otherwise specified

System of arrangement: The fonds has been arranged at NLW into four series: papers concerning chapel buildings and land; minute books; papers of church societies; and accounts.

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 Mr Gwynfryn Dixey, Newport, July 2000.


Related material: A register of baptisms is held at the Public Record Office, a copy of which is on microfilm at NLW: PRO 1806-1837 NPR reel 1/1250 (i) [Mon/46]; miscellaneous papers relating to the history and administration of the chapel are in NLW: CMAIII/CZ3/4/171, CMAIII/CZ3/4/96, CMA/EZ1/323.


Note: Dates of creation exceed the life of the chapel, since some of the records were created after its closure.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hilary A. Peters.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: A short history of Penuel (Abergavenny, 1951).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002

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