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Refail (Jerusalem) Presbyterian Chapel, Berriew, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 REFAIL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: CMA: Records of Refail (Jerusalem) Presbyterian Chapel, Berriew

Short Title: Refail (Jerusalem) Presbyterian Chapel, Berriew, records

Creation date(s): 1891-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Refail (Jerusalem) Presbyterian Chapel, Berriew


Administrative/Biographical history: Jerusalem Presbyterian Chapel is in the hamlet of Refail (Yr Efail or Efail-fach) in the parish of Berriew, Montgomeryshire. The Calvinistic Methodist cause in the area was started about 1815. The chapel was built in 1850 and rebuilt in 1903. In 2000 the chapel had 49 members and friends. The chapel is usually called Refail (or Revel) Chapel.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Refail (Jerusalem) Chapel, Berriew, 1891-2000, comprising church minute books, 1891-1990, membership rolls, 1954-1976, and Sunday School attendance registers and minute books, 1922-1961, together with a history of the chapel compiled by church members in 2000 to mark the millennium.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within two series: church records and Sunday school records.

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

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Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs Eileen Williams, Welshpool, November 2002.


Related material: NLW also holds deeds relating to the chapel, 1811 (NLW MS 11877A) and 1849 (Vaynor Park Estate Records 270), a transcript of a register of baptisms by Calvinistic Methodist ministers, 1811-1869, including baptisms at Jerusalem Chapel, 1812-1819 (NLW MS 11857B), and annual reports, 1981-1982 (CMA EZ2/194).


Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: CMA: Refail (Jerusalem) Chapel Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003.

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Berriew
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