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South Wales Baptist College records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D853

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: South Wales Baptist College Records

Short Title: South Wales Baptist College records

Creation date(s): 1805-[c.1970]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): South Wales Baptist College


Administrative/Biographical history: The Baptist College began when Abergavenny Academy was founded in 1807, in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire by the Rev. Micah Thomas (1778-1853) who acted as president until 1835. In 1836, a new college was opened in Pontypool, Monmouthshire. In 1893, the college was removed to Cardiff, Glamorgan, where a hostel in Richmond Road, previously used for women students attending the university was acquired. The College students were able to attend Cardiff University (formerly University College of Wales Cardiff). The South Wales Baptist College continued to educate Baptist ministers throughout the 20th century.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to South Wales Baptist College, 1805-[c.1970], including letters, 1877-1910.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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: Deposited by Miss A. C. Rees, Pandy, Monmouthshire. Additional deposit made in 1978.


Related material: Further related records are NLW, South Wales Baptist College Records and Glamorgan Record Office, South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff.


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, Miscellaneous papers relating to the South Wales Baptist College etc., catalogue; GENUKI:Wales,, viewed 14 February 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

Baptist theological seminaries | Wales, South
Baptists | Wales | Clergy | Training of
Baptists | Wales | Correspondence
South Wales Baptist College | Archives

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