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Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 LLANRTD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel Records

Short Title: Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel Records

Creation date(s): 1834-[1897]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel


Administrative/Biographical history: For many years the members of Llanwrtyd chapel worshipped at various dwelling houses in the area, including a house called Maesygwaelod. However, it is believed that the first chapel in Llanwrtyd was built around 1693 as that is the date on the deed for the chapel. This remained as the chapel until 1758 when the building caught fire and a new chapel had to be erected. In 1837, the chapel was rebuilt, again on the same site, despite attempts to obtain land nearer the village. However, eventually a piece of land that was nearer and that was larger was acquired and a new chapel was built and opened in 1868. Up until 1842, Llanwrtyd formed one pastorate with Troedrhiwdalar.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel, 1834-[1897], comprising account books, 1834-1885; collection books, 1848, 1860-[1879]; minutes, 1879-1888; papers relating to burials and baptisms, 1836-1890; and administrative papers, [1864], [1874]-[1897].


Language/scripts of material: English and Welsh.

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into five series: account books; collection books; minutes; burials and baptisms; and administrative papers.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their readers' tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Catalogue is available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records came from the library of the Rev. E. Aman Jones, who had obtained them from his predecessor the Rev. R. James, and were in turn given to Dr Iorwerth Hughes Jones by the Rev. E. Aman Jones, his uncle.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were included among the personal papers of Dr Iorwerth Hughes Jones, Swansea, donated by him to NLW in March 1951.



Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Nia Wyn Dafydd; revised by Alwyn J. Roberts. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Brecon and Radnor Congregationalism, 1662, Commemorative Volume, Rev. T. Gwyn Thomas and Prof. Joseph Jones (eds) [1912]; and Hanes Eglwysi Annibynol Cymru, Vol. IV, Rees Thomas (Liverpool, 1875).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005; revised March 2008.

Independent churches | Wales | Llanwrtyd
Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel (Llanwrtyd, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Religious institutions | Wales | Llanwrtyd

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Llanwrtyd Independent Chapel (Llanwrtyd, Wales)


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