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Gwent Archives
Archdiocese of Cardiff Roman Catholic Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D/RC 1-6

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Roman Catholic Parish Records in Archdiocese of Cardiff in County of Gwent

Short Title: Archdiocese of Cardiff Roman Catholic Parish Records

Creation date(s): 1740-1985

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Archdiocese of Cardiff

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Roman Catholicism in England and Wales was a small, persecuted minority between the 16th-18th centuries. Most Catholics had Anglican burials, and private baptism and marriage services, and few Catholic registers begin before the mid 18th century. Following the Catholic Emancipation Act 1829, Catholics were allowed to worship as they pleased and many more churches were built. The Diocese of Newport, created in 1850 and covered Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Hereford. The Archdiocese of Cardiff was created in 1916 and included parishes in the historic county of Monmouthshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Roman Catholic parish records in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, 1740-1985.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Roman Catholic Parish Records in Archdiocese of Cardiff in County of Gwent, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997); Archdiocese of Cardiff Homepage, http://www.rcadc.org/cgi-bin/datasearch.cgi, viewed 7 October 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Archdiocese of Cardiff | Archives
Catholic Church | Wales | Blaenau Gwent
Catholic Church | Wales | Monmouthshire
Catholic Church | Wales | Newport
Catholic Church | Wales | Torfaen

Personal names

Corporate names
Catholic Church | Archdiocese of Cardiff (Wales)

Places
Blaenau Gwent (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Newport (Wales)
Torfaen (Wales)

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