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Abergavenny Circuit of the Methodist Church records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3468

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Documents relating to the Abergavenny Circuit of the Methodist Church

Short Title: Abergavenny Circuit of the Methodist Church records

Creation date(s): 1829-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Abergavenny Methodist Circuit; Abergavenny Sunday School Union

CONTEXT

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 Abergavenny Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, which included Castle Street, Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Llanelly Hill, Llanelly, Gilwern, Garnddyris and Pwlldu chapels, became the Abergavenny Section of the Pontypool and Abergavenny Wesleyan Methodist Circuit in 1900. The chapels later formed part of the Brynmawr (or Brynmawr and Ebbw Vale) Circuit, until the formation of the Abergavenny Methodist Circuit in c.1937. Wesleyan Methodists are known as Methodists in England and the common use of Methodist in Wales relates to the Calvinistic Methodists.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Abergavenny Methodist Circuit and predecessors and the Abergavenny Sunday School Union, 1829-1987, including Abergavenny Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, 1838-1904; Abergavenny Primitive Methodist Circuit, 1845-1953; Abergavenny Methodist Circuit, 1934-1971; Castle Street Chapel, Abergavenny records, 1829-1978; Victoria Street Chapel, Abergavenny, records, 1884-1956; Crickhowell Chapel Trustees' account book, 1929-1966; Llanddewi Skirrid Chapel records, 1879-1947; Llanelly Hill Chapel records, 1841-1965; Llantilio Crossenny 'Rose Cottage' Chapel records, 1846-1987; Newcastle, Llangattock Vibon Avel Chapel certificate, 1863; Penrhos Chapel records, 1936-1975; Abergavenny Sunday School Union minute books, 1936-1947.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Abergavenny Wesleyan Methodist Circuit; Abergavenny Primitive Methodist Circuit; Abergavenny Methodist Circuit; Abergavenny, Castle Street; Abergavenny, Victoria Street; Crickhowell; Llanddewi Skirrid; Llanelly Hill; Llantilio Crossenny 'Rose Cottage' chapel; Newcastle, Llangattock Vibon Avel; Penrhos; Abergavenny Sunday School Union

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

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

Related material: Further records relating to the Abergavenny Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D3605.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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 documents relating to the Abergavenny Circuit of the Methodist Church (and its predecessors) also Abergavenny Sunday School Union.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Abergavenny Circuit | Archives
Methodist Church | Wales | Abergavenny
Methodists | Wales | Abergavenny
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Abergavenny Circuit | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Abergavenny Circuit
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Abergavenny Circuit

Places
Abergavenny (Wales)

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