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Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/98

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Porthmadog Circuit Papers

Short Title: Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit papers

Creation date(s): 1862-1990

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit


Administrative/Biographical history: The Methodist Church established churches in Barmouth, Dolgellau and Porthmadog. The Methodist churches were grouped into circuits, with a superintendent minister and several circuits form a district. "Rockcliffe” was the minister's house in Porthmadog.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit, 1862-1990, comprising accounts, 1869-1976; balance sheets, 1970,1972, 1980-1981; Charity Commission correspondence, 1894-1907; loan applications, 1893, 1910; wills, 1962, 1983-1990; minutes, 1925-1971; circuit plans, 1964, 1984-1985; baptism register, 1862-1943; annual reports, 1961-1964; collection books, 1935-1983; foreign mission, 1901-1927, 1960-1962; returns of accomodations, 1896-1931; "Rockcliffe" papers, 1893-1968; various properties, 1869-1988; Ebenezer Chapel, 1877-1990; bills and receipts, 1893-1937; organ, 1904-[1980s]; insurance, 1961, 1974, 1981; and miscellaneous papers, 1870-1985.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Porthmadog Circuit papers; society records; trustees' records

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.

Archival history: In 1907, a list of deeds was transferred from Porthmadog Circuit to the Blaneau Ffestiniog Circuit.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Porthmadog Circuit Papers; Methodism in Wales website ( viewed 24th September 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Church records and registers | Wales | Porthmadog
Methodists | Wales
Porthmadog Methodist Circuit | Archives
Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Wales | Porthmadog

Personal names

Corporate names
Ebeneser (Eglwys Fethodistaidd, Dolgellau)
Porthmadog Methodist Circuit
Rockcliffe (House : Porthmadog, Wales)

Porthmadog (Wales)

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