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Glamorgan Archives
Llandaff Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBAP19

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Llandaff Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Short Title: Llandaff Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Creation date(s): 1852-c1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.2 cubic metres (28 volumes, 39 files, 1 box leaflets, 3 bundles, 1 booklet)

Name of creator(s): Llandaff Road Baptist Church, Canton, Cardiff


Administrative/Biographical history: Llandaff Road Baptist church was built in 1852, the first Nonconformist chapel in Canton, Glamorgan. It was a Welsh-speaking chapel until the 1890s, when it became English-speaking, but almost all of its records were kept in English throughout. The members of the chapel united with the members of the nearby New Trinity United Reformed Church in 1995, and the building was sold to become the Cardiff Chinese Christian Church.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Llandaff Road Baptist Church, 1852-1995: minutes of church meetings; minutes of deacons meetings; minutes of other church groups; registers of members; accounts; property records; filing and correspondence; photographs; church newsletter; and a history of the church (produced 1953).


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Chronological within record series

Conditions governing access: Membership registers closed for 30 years.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history: The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Llandaff Baptist Church and Canton Uniting Church between 1983 and 2012


Related material: Glamorgan Archives DECONG 6 New Trinity United Reformed Church; CL/MS/1/212, list of members, 1903


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 Llandaff Road Baptist Church, Whitchurch, Cardiff; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History (London, 1987); Jenkins, J.A. & R. Edwards James, The History of Nonconformity in Cardiff,(Cardiff, 1901); Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, Official Handbook of the Cardiff Assembly, 5th to 8th May, 1924, (Cardiff, 1924). Revised by M Wilcox for Glamorgan Archives.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003, March 2012

Baptists | Wales | Cardiff
Llandaff Road Baptist Church (Canton, Cardiff, Wales) | Archives

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