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East Glamorgan Baptist Association

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBAP7

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: East Glamorgan Baptist Association

Short Title: East Glamorgan Baptist Association

Creation date(s): 1897-1954

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.003 cubic metres (3 vols)

Name of creator(s): East Glamorgan English Baptist Association, Pontypridd and Rhondda


Administrative/Biographical history: The South East Wales Meeting of the Welsh Baptists was formed in 1833, and initially included English language churches. The majority of English Baptist churches in Glamorgan formed a joint association with Carmarthenshire until 1913, when the association split to form the West Glamorgan and Carmarthen English Baptist Association (including Bridgend and Swansea districts) and the East Glamorgan Association covering Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd districts. The distinction between the Welsh Baptists and English Baptists has become blurred with the decline of the number of Welsh-speaking Baptists in the district. Consequently, a number of former Welsh Baptist chapels now use English as the medium for worship.


Scope and content/abstract: East Glamorgan English Baptist Association district committee recordss, 1909-1933; summary of district meetings minutes, 1897-1933; lists of district officers and meetings, 1897-1933; digest of rules extracted 1899-1904; appeals for help extracted 1899-1908; and minutes, 1897-1954.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be closed in accordance with the Data Protection Act, but access may be given to such records in accordance with the Glamorgan Record Office policy.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Baptist Association, East Glamorgan at various dates.


Related material: Related material held at the Glamorgan Record Office: DBAP, 1/1-3; DBAP, 2/2-30; DBAP, 11/1.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the East Glamorgan English Baptist Association records; Camrau'r Gymanfa yn cynwys Hanes a Nodweddion Cymanfa Ddwyreiniol Bedyddwyr Morganwg o 1883 hyd 1913, (Cardiff, 1914); Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Stephens, W.B., Sources for English Local History, (Cambridge, 1981).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Baptists | Wales | Cardiff
Baptists | Wales | Correspondence
Baptists | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan
Religious institutions | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names
East Glamorgan English Baptist Association

Cardiff (Wales)
Merthyr Tydfil (Wales)

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