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Gwent Archives
Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist Circuit records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1995

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist Circuit Records

Short Title: Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist Circuit records

Creation date(s): 1880-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Brynmawr Methodist Circuit; Abertillery 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 Brynmawr and Abertillery circuits were 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. Abertillery Circuit was created out of Brynmawr Circuit in 1963.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist Circuits, 1880-1971, including Brynmawrt Youth Council minute book, 1947-1958; Abertillery Circuit records, 1963-1971; Aberbeeg Methodist Chapel records, 1912-1979; Abertillery, Tillery Street Chapel records 1954-1976; Blaenau Gwent Chapel, 1912-1954; Blaina, Gladstone Street Chapel records, 1931-1963; Brymawr, Orchard Street Chapel records, 1924-1970; Brynmawr, Alma Street Chapel records, 1933-1971.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Circuit records; Church records.

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 Rev. B. R. Griffiths, 1982.


Related material: Further records of the Abertillery Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D2816 and D3097.


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, Catalogue of Methodist Records (Brynmawr and Abertillery Circuits).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006

Bryn-Mawr Methodist Circuit | Archives
Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Abertillery Circuit | Archives
Methodists | Wales | Abertillery
Methodists | Wales | Bryn-Mawr

Personal names

Corporate names
Bryn-Mawr Methodist Circuit
Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Abertillery Circuit

Abertillery (Wales)
Bryn-Mawr (Blaenau Gwent, Wales)

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