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Groes-wen Congregational Church records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXFP

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Groes-wen Independent Chapel records

Short Title: Groes-wen Congregational Church records

Creation date(s): 1793-1952

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.04 cubic metres (5 volumes, 1 booklet)

Name of creator(s): Groes-wen (Eglwysilan) Congregational Chapel


Administrative/Biographical history: Groes-wen Independent Chapel lies in Groes-wen, Eglywsilan, Glamorgan. The original building on the site was erected in 1742 during the Methodist Revival. Named the New House, it was the first chapel to be specifically built by the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists. In 1752, the congregation severed its connection with Wesleyan Methodism and the Church of England, by embracing the Independent denomination with the Rev. William Edwards, the renowned bridge-builder, as joint minister. The building was extended in 1766 and 1831, and the vestry was built in 1866 as a venue for the first British School in the district.


Scope and content/abstract: Register of members of Groes-wen chapel, 1793-1826; register of baptisms, 1798-1849; list of members 1816-1838; register of members, 1908-1916; report, 1915; account book, 1922-1942; and register of baptisms, 1942-1952.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

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 accepted and listed.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1957-1978


Related material: DX477/2; DECONGMARR.


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources have been used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Heritage Guides website viewed 20/8/04; Hanes Ymdaith Cynnulleidfaoliaeth (Cardiff, 1904); and Groeswen, 1742-1992. A history of Groeswen chapel, Eglwysilan

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004

Church records and registers | Wales | Groes-wen
Congregational churches | Wales | Groes-wen

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Groes-wen Congregational Chapel (Groes-wen, Glamorgan, Wales)

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