Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWESMT
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Merthyr Tydfil Wesleyan Circuit records
Short Title: Merthyr Tydfil Wesleyan Circuit records
Creation date(s): 1838-1981
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.24 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Dowlais Wesley Chapel; Merthyr Tydfil (Wesleyan) Circuit; Merthyr Wesley Chapel
Administrative/Biographical history: The first Methodist chapel in Merthyr Tydfil was opened in 1796 but the cause remained relatively weak in comparison with other Nonconformist. In 1911, only five Wesleyan chapels were recorded in Merthyr Tydfil, three of them Welsh, and a further four in the surrounding area.
Scope and content/abstract: Circuit records including minutes, 1851-1978; circuit statistics, plans and schedules, 1844-1978; finance records, 1861-1972; property records, 1855-1977; registers of baptisms, 1838-1954; records relating to Dowlais Wesley Chapel including trustees' minutes book, 1908-1938; baptism registers, 1857-1929; Sunday school attendance statistics, 1937-1965; records relating to the Merthyr Wesley Chapel including trustees' minutes book, 1860-1906; leaders' meeting minutes books, 1935-1979; Wesley Guild minute books, 1897-1947; Sunday school teachers' minutes, 1891-1914; accounts, 1861-1980; collection journals, 1907-1979; miscellaneous papers and deeds, 1852-1981
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 http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private depositor, 1979-1986
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Kelly's Directory 1920, (London 1920); Royal Commission on the Church of England and other religious bodies in Wales and Monmouthshire VI: Appendices, (London 1911).
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005