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Capel Salem, Dolgellau, cofnodion (records)

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBD

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Papurau Capel M. C. Salem, Dolgellau

Short Title: Capel Salem, Dolgellau, cofnodion (records)

Creation date(s): 1811-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 71 items

Name of creator(s): Capel Salem, Dolgellau


Administrative/Biographical history: Capel Salem, Dolgellau, Merionethshire, is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The Methodist cause in Dolgellau was established in 1766. The first chapel on the present site was constructed in 1808. The chapel was rebuilt in its present form in 1893-4.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Capel Salem, Dolgellau, Merionethshire, 1811-1960, including minutes, 1888-1939; financial records, 1812-1915; annual reports, 1915-1927; registers and membership records, 1828-1896; baptism registers, 1811-1960; Sunday School records, 1827-1929; Cymdeithas Ddirwestol Meirion (Merioneth Temperance Society) records, 1884-1928; notes, 1874-1910; and minutes of southern Merionethshire monthly meetings, 1840-1847.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: baptism registers; Sunday School; Temperance; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: A register of baptisms, 1807-1837, is in The National Archives.


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, Papurau Capel M. C. Salem, Dolgellau/ Papers of Salem C. M. Chapel, Dolgellau, catalogue; Salem, Dolgellau, website (, viewed 29 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

Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Gwynedd
Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd
Salem (Church : Dolgellau, Wales) | Archives

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Capel Salem (Dolgellau, Wales)

Dolgellau (Wales)

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