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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Pembrokeshire nonconformist chapels, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 DFC

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Nonconformist Chapel Records

Short Title: Pembrokeshire nonconformist chapels, records

Creation date(s): 1660-2001

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Nonconformist chapels in Pembrokeshire


Administrative/Biographical history: The Nonconformist denominations were active in Pembrokeshire. The Calvinistic Methodist Church, formed in 1811, now known as the Presbyterian Church of Wales; adopted a presbyterian system of church government of a centralising character, in contrast with the Baptists and Congregationalists. Baptist chapels in Pembrokeshire included Pisgah Baptist Chapel, Carew; Thornton Baptist Chapel, Milford Haven; Galilee Chapel, Llangwm; Bethesda Baptist Chapel, Narberth; Soar/Star Baptist Chapel, Clydey; Llangloffan Baptist Chapel, Granston; Hill Park Baptist Chapel, Haverfordwest; Molleston Baptist Church, Narberth; Bethesda Baptist Church, Haverfordwest; Glanrhyd Baptist Church, Lampeter Velfrey; Goedwick Baptist Church, Goodwick; Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock; Seion Baptist Chapel, St Davids; Moriah Baptist Chapel, Marloes; Deer Park Baptist Church, Tenby; and Broad Haven Hephzibah Baptist Chapel. Congregational (later United Reformed) Churches included Trinity Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock; Albion Square Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock; Tabernacle Congregational Church, Haverfordwest; Mountain Congregational Chapel, Llanteg, Crunwear; Brynberian Congregational Church; Albany Congregational Church, Haverfordwest; Yr Hen Gapel, Maenclochog; Carvan Congregational Church; Keyston United Reformed Church; Glandwr Independent Chapel, Llanfyrnach; Rhodiad Independent Chapel, St Davids; Tabernacle Congregational Church (later United Reformed Church), Rosemarket; Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Pembroke; St Ishmaels Congregational Chapel; Crundale United Reformed Chapel; Milford Haven Tabernacle United Reformed Church; Penally Congregational/United Reformed Church; and Bethel Congregational Chapel, St Florence. Other Nonconformist denominations active included the Wesleyan Methodists, Unitarians and the Quakers (Society of Friends).


Scope and content/abstract: Nonconformist records, including photographs and prints of Nonconformist Chapels, Pembrokeshire, including records of the following: Pisgah Baptist Chapel, Carew, 1831-2001; Thornton Baptist Chapel, Milford Haven, 1867-1967; Galilee Chapel, Llangwm, 1832-1879; Bethesda Baptist Chapel, Narberth, 1807-1991; Soar/Star Baptist Chapel, Clydey, 1829-1981; Llangloffan Baptist Chapel, Granston, 1984-1991; Hill Park Baptist Chapel, Haverfordwest, 1957; Molleston Baptist Church, Narberth, 1985; Bethesda Baptist Church, Haverfordwest, 1787-1989; records of Glanrhyd Baptist Church, Lampeter Velfrey, 1988-1994; Goedwick Baptist Church, Goodwick, 1892-1913; Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock, 1940-1954; Seion Baptist Chapel, St Davids, 1962-1963; Moriah Baptist Chapel, Marloes, 1914-1966; Deer Park Baptist Church, Tenby, 1845-2000; Broad Haven Hephzibah Baptist Chapel, 1863-1988; Trinity Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock, 1898-1940; Albion Square Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock, 1903-1944; Tabernacle Congregational Church, Haverfordwest and Little Haven, 1746-1997; Mountain Congregational Chapel, Llanteg, Crunwear, 1889-1967; Brynberian Congregational Church, 1769-1973; Albany Congregational Church, Haverfordwest, [c. 1665]-1991; Yr Hen Gapel, Maenclochog, 1881-1978; Carvan Congregational Church, 1985-1988; Keyston United Reformed Church, 1987; Glandwr Independent Chapel, Llanfyrnach, 1984-1986; Rhodiad Independent Chapel, St Davids, 1843-1865; Tabernacle Congregational Church (later United Reformed Church), Rosemarket, 1831-1982; Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Pembroke, 1900-1992; St Ishmaels Congregational Chapel, 1880-1987; Crundale United Reformed Chapel, 1906-1998; Milford Haven Tabernacle United Reformed Church, 1815-1992; Penally Congregational/United Reformed Church, 1876-1990; Bethel Congregational Chapel, St Florence, 1893-1972; records relating to the Quakers in Pembrokeshire, 1660-1987; and records relating to the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in Pembrokeshire, 1821-1992.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by denomination and chapel.

Conditions governing access: Resitricted access. DFC/M/1/5-8 (plans and papers of New Manse at North Street, Haverfordwest, 1953-1964) is restricted for 60 years.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records of Lebanon Baptist Chapel, Pembrokeshire, were permanently withdrawn by S. Evans in June 2003.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr McIntyre, Kilgetty, between January 1970 and donated by R. I. Hurlow in January 2004.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Nonconformist Chapel, catalogue; Williams, Glanmor, 'Nonconformity in Welsh history', Carmarthenshire Antiquary 30, 1994.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Baptists | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Church records and registers | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Congregational churches | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Dissenters, Religious | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Methodist Church | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Quakers | Wales | Milford Haven

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