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English Presbyterian Church, Porthmadog, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ENGPORT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: CMA: Records of the English Presbyterian Church, Porthmadog

Short Title: English Presbyterian Church, Porthmadog, records

Creation date(s): 1894-1899, 1969-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box )

Name of creator(s): English Presbyterian Church, Porthmadog


Administrative/Biographical history: The English Presbyterian cause in Porthmadog was presumably established in the late 1880s or early 1890s, as the church published its second annual report for the year ending 1894. A chapel and Sunday school were built on the corner of Stryd Fawr and Stryd Glaslyn. The church had 59 members in 1969; by 1986 there were only ten members. Extensive dry rot was discovered in October 1987, and in February 1988 it was decided to sell the buildings. Negotiations for the sale of the buildings continued until at least October 1990.
By March 1990 the church had only seven members and no deacons, and was holding its services at Y Garth Presbyterian Church. At this point Llŷn and Eifionydd Presbytery resolved that the church cease to be a church, but a branch holding English services at Y Garth, and that the remaining members become members of Y Garth.


Scope and content/abstract: The fonds comprises records of the English Presbyterian Church, Porthmadog, comprising annual reports, 1894-1895, a membership card of the Literary Society, 1898-1899, account books, 1969-1991, and correspondence and other papers, 1987-1990.


Language/scripts of material: English unless specified otherwise.

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into four files.

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-.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr John Rees Jones, Porthmadog, 2002.


Related material: NLW also holds records relating to the Sunday school, 1935-1942 (CMA EZ1/238/104), and church annual reports, 1901-1948 (with gaps).


Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: CMA: Records of the English Presbyterian Church, Porthmadog.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2002.

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