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Gwent Archives
Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2816

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist Records

Short Title: Brynmawr and Abertillery Methodist records

Creation date(s): 1872-1987

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, 1872-1987, including minute books, 1890-1915; Abertillery Circuit records, 1965-1987; Brynmawr Circuit records, 1872-1962; Aberbeeg Methodist chapel records, 1943-1986; Abertillery Methodist chapel records, 1888-1987; Blaenau Gwent Methodist Church Trust account book. 1927-1965; Cwmtillery Methodist chapel records, 1903-1974; Garnfach Methodist Church, Nantyglo, minute books, 1926-1970; registers, 1871-1978.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Minute books; Circuit records; Papers relating to Brynmawr Methodist Circuit; Chapel records; Registers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives


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


Related material: Further records of the Abertillery and Brynmawr Methodist Circuits are Gwent Record Office, D1995 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, Abertillery Methodist Circuit Records, catalogue.

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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