Papurau Capel M. C. Salem, Dolgellau

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

Access Information

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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.

Other 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.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

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

Geographical Names