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Glamorgan Archives
Pontypridd Wesleyan Circuit records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWESPP

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Pontypridd Wesleyan Circuit records

Short Title: Pontypridd Wesleyan Circuit records

Creation date(s): 1842-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.2 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Pontypridd Wesleyan Circuit


Administrative/Biographical history: The Methodist cause in the Pontypridd area began shortly before 1848 when Charles Bassett, a local banker, of the Bridgend Circuit settled in Pontypridd. Bassett assisted the establishment of the chapel in Pontypridd in 1848 and other churches in the Pontypridd, Rhondda and Llantrisant area. This circuit covers the area from Treforest in the Taff Valley to Hopkinstown in the Rhondda Valley and Ynysybwl in the Clydach Valley.


Scope and content/abstract: Circuit records including minutes, 1872-1978; statistics, schedules and circuit plans, 1912-1978; finance records, 1915-1974; preachers' records, 1863-1974; baptismal registers compiled on a circuit basis, 1842-1957; papers and records relating to local chapels, 1880-1996


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: Some records are closed for 30 years - contact the Duty Archivist

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

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


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1979-1985



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

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 | Pontypridd

Personal names

Corporate names
Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Pontypridd Circuit
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Pontypridd Circuit

Pontypridd (Wales)
Treforest (Wales)

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