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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Capel Brynbowydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, cofnodion (records)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DCB

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Cofnodion Capel Brynbowydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Short Title: Capel Brynbowydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog, cofnodion (records)

Creation date(s): 1880-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 227 items

Name of creator(s): Capel Brynbowydd


Administrative/Biographical history: Capel Brynbowydd was an Independent chapel founded in 1880 in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. It was governed by Trustees. Construction of the Chapel building was completed in 1882. In the 1890s, the chapel built a new minister's house, schoolroom and vestry. The chapel closed in 1980 and the buildings were demolished.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Capel Brynbowydd, 1880-1980, comprising records of the Trustees, 1896-1980; papers relating to Ministers, 1885-[1970s], and members, 1901-1966; records relating to the construction and maintenance of the chapel buildings, 1880-1962; financial records, 1881-1974; insurance, 1900-1965; collection books, 1897-1971; annual reports, 1891-1963; marriage registration certificates, 1893-1943; records of Y Gymdeithas Ariannol (financial society), 1880-1967; Sunday School records, 1883-1966; Band of Hope records, 1907-1935; letters and plans relating to the organ, 1894-1962; papers relating to eisteddfodau and festivals, 1896-1947, and Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymreig, 1896-1938; minutes, 1905-1950; miscellaneous correspondence, 1944-1962; orders of service, 1957-1965; photographs, 1916-1980; schedules of deeds and documents, [1929]-1974; and inventory of chapel furniture and effects, [1980].


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Trustees; the Ministry; ; members; the Chapel and buildings; financial; insurance; collections; annual reports; registration; Y Gymdeithas Ariannol; Sunday School; Y Gobeithlu; organ; eistedfodau and festivals; Undeb yr Annnibynwyr; miscellaneous; photographs; and additional.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Capel Brynbowydd (A), Blaenau Ffestiniog, catalogue; Capeli database, viewed 19 October 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Brynbowydd (Church : Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales) | Archives
Congregational churches | Wales | Gwynedd
Religious institutions | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Brynbowydd (Church : Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)

Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)

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