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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD E Cong 6

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry

Short Title: Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, records

Creation date(s): 1875-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (34 items)

Name of creator(s): Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan (now Neath Port Talbot), began when English-speaking members of Bethesda Welsh Independent chapel in Briton Ferry formed a building committee to establish an English congregation. A lease of a plot of land in Ritson Street was acquired in 1875 from the Briton Ferry Estate, and a congregation began to meet in 1877. The church was built in 1880. It joined the Congregational Federation in 1972 and closed in 2003.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, 1875-1993, comprising registers 1877-1908, 1963; minute books, 1912-1978; financial records, 1878-1993; Sunday School attendance registers, 1940-1982; Ladies Guild minutes, 1935-1961; correspondence, 1877-1949; deeds and documents, 1875-1946.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: registers; minute books; financial records; Sunday School records; Ladies Guild; correspondence; deeds and documents.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformists - English Congregational - Records Of Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, 1875-1993, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Church records and registers | Wales | Briton Ferry
Religious institutions | Wales | Briton Ferry
Ritson Street English Congregational Church (Briton Ferry, Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Ritson Street English Congregational Church (Briton Ferry, Wales)

Places
Briton Ferry (Wales)

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