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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Wesley Circuit records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWESCW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Wesley Circuit records

Short Title: Cardiff Wesley Circuit records

Creation date(s): 1851-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.16 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Wesley Circuit; Cathays Terrace Wesleyan Chapel; Dalton Street Primitive Methodist Chapel; Loudoun Square English Wesleyan Church; Miskin Street Wesleyan Chapel; Roath Park Wesleyan Church; Roath Road Wesleyan Chapel; Whitchurch Methodist Church


Administrative/Biographical history: Cardiff was one of the earliest centres of Wesleyan Methodism in Glamorgan and formed the centre of the circuit covering the eastern district of Glamorgan and co. Monmouth in 1796. In 1808 this was divided creating Cardiff Wesley Circuit covering English and Welsh chapels but difficulties experienced in conducting both Welsh and English services and ministries led to a further division in 1817 into separate Welsh and English circuits and the rapid expansion of the English cause. Circuits were re-arranged following the formation of the Methodist Church of Great Britain through union of the Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists and United in 1932.


Scope and content/abstract: Circuit records including minutes, circuit plans and accounts, 1851-1974; Cathays Terrace Wesleyan Chapel trustees' minutes book, 1893-1962; records relating to Dalton Street Primitive Methodist Chapel including trustees' minutes book, 1928-1953; trust account book, 1906-1953; cash account book, 1951-1968; records relating to Loudoun Square English Wesleyan Church including register of baptisms, 1859-1935; trustees' minutes books, 1875-1920; account book, 1882-1919; circuit schedule books, 1868-1901; minutes book of local preachers, 1873-1895; minutes book for Wesleyan foreign missions, 1881-1926; Miskin Street Wesleyan Chapel trustees' minutes book, 1926-1938; records relating to Roath Park Wesleyan Church including church membership roll, c1945-1949; foreign missionary account book, 1894-1966; collection journal, 1935-1962; Sunday school building committee minutes, 1924-1926; Roath Road Wesleyan Chapel, membership register, 1881-1893; records relating to Whitchurch Methodist Church including leaders' meeting minutes book, 1921-1934; trustees' meeting minutes book, 1930-1934; pulpit notices, 1927-1931


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1973-2005



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: J. Austin Jenkins and R. Edwards James, The History of Nonconformity in Cardiff, (London and Cardiff, 1901)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Methodist Church | Wales | Cardiff

Personal names

Corporate names
Cathays Terrace Wesleyan Chapel (Cardiff, Wales)
Dalton Street Primitive Methodist Chapel (Cardiff, Wales)
Loudon Square English Wesleyan Church (Cardiff, Wales)
Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Cardiff Circuit
Miskin Street Wesleyan Chapel (Cardiff, Wales)
Roath Park Wesleyan Church (Cardiff, Wales)
Roath Road Wesleyan Chapel (Cardiff, Wales)
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Cardiff Circuit
Whitchurch Methodist Church (Cardiff, Wales)

Butetown (Wales)
Cardiff (Wales)
Roath (Cardiff, Wales)

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