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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Eglwys Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBN

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Records

Short Title: Eglwys Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, records

Creation date(s): 1839-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Eglwys Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog


Administrative/Biographical history: Eglwys Bethesda, Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Church, was the first Calvinistic Methodist Church in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, and the first chapel was built in 1826. Extensions were made to the building in 1848, and the present church was built in 1869.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Church, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1839-1975, including minute books, financial records, 1839-1971; correspondence, 1940-1965; collection books, 1860-1971; church roll, 1888-1919; missionary collection books, 1894-1967; membership register, 1898-1905; attendance books, 1896-1914; Sunday school records, 1897-1954; seat rent books, 1900-1959; Treasurer's records, 1896-1917; endorsement book, 1903-1920; Band of Hope minutes, 1906-1921; programmes, 1969; and annual reports, 1972-1975.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Welsh in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related material: Further material is The National Archives, Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Blaenau Festiniog, Baptism registers, 1826-1837.


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: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Bethesda (Church : Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales) | Archives
Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog
Religious institutions | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Corporate names
Bethesda (Church : Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)

Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)

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