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Newport and Stow Hill Methodist Circuits records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1198

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport and Stow Hill Methodist Circuits Records

Short Title: Newport and Stow Hill Methodist Circuits records

Creation date(s): 1839-c1942

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Newport (Wesleyan) Methodist Circuit; Stow Hill Methodist Circuit


Administrative/Biographical history: Wesleyanism, or Wesleyan Methodism, is the doctrine of the Methodist Church established by John Wesley (1703-1790) who preached in Wales between 1739 and 1790. Wesleyan Methodism in Wales served both English- and Welsh-speaking communities, with parallel organisations (individual chapels linked to form Circuits, which were part of Districts). The Newport and Stow Hill Circuits are part of the South Wales District. Wesleyan Methodists are known as Methodists in England and the common use of Methodist in Wales relates to the Calvinistic Methodists.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Newport and Stow Hill Methodist Circuits, 1839-c.1942, including Newport Circuit administrative records, 1907-c.1920; Home mission fund bank book, 1897-1919; Stow Hill Circuit records, including Magor Wesleyan Church building fund books, 1908-1917; Newport Wesleyan Chapel, Stow Hill records, 1842-c.1942; Pillgwenlly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel records, 1839-1878; Shaftesbury Street Wesleyan Society steward's account books, 1903-1920.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Newport (Wesleyan) Methodist Circuit; Stow Hill Circuit.

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related material: Further records of the Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D1241 and D3806 and further records of Stow Hill Methodist Circuit, Gwent Record Office, D3350/21-24 and D3765.1-3.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Newport (Wesleyan) Methodist Circuit, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

Methodists | Wales | Newport
Stow Hill (Wesleyan) Methodist Circuit | Archives
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Wales | Newport
Wesleyan Methodist Church. | Newport Circuit | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Stow Hill (Wesleyan) Methodist Circuit
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Newport Circuit

Newport (Wales)

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