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Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit records.

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3765.

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Records.

Short Title: Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit records.

Creation date(s): 1840-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (15 items)

Name of creator(s): Newport (Wesleyan) 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 Circuits is part of the South Wales District and included St Woolos Methodist Church, Castleton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Marshes Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pillgwenlly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Portland Street United Methodist Chapel, Price Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Victoria Avenue Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. 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 Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, 1840-1966, including baptismal registers, 1840-1877; chapel records, 1860-1966.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit; St Woolos Methodist Church, Newport, and others; Castleton Wesleyan Methodist Chapel; Marshes Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Newport; Pillgwenlly Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Newport; Portland Street United Methodist Chapel, Newport; Price Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Newport; Victoria Avenue Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Maindee, Newport.

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 not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related material: Further records relating to the Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit are Gwent Record Office, D1118, D1198, D1241 and D3806


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 Newport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit : baptismal registers for the circuit and/or St Woolos Methodist Church and Castleton, Marshes Road, Pilgwenlly, Portland Street, Price Street and Victoria Avenue Chapels, 1840-1966.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006

Methodist Church (Great Britain). | Newport Circuit | Archives
Methodists | Wales | Newport
Religious institutions | Wales | Newport
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Wales | Newport
Wesleyan Methodist Church. | Newport Circuit | Archives

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Methodist Church (Great Britain) | Newport Circuit
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Newport Circuit

Newport (Wales)

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