English Congregational Church Marriage Registers

Scope and Content

Marriage registers of the English Congregational Church, Ritson Street, 1932-1977; Onllwyn Congregational Church, 1957-1962; United Reformed Church, Gnoll Road, 1948-1985; Mount Pleasant English Congregational Church, Grovesend, 1955-1956; Canaan Chapel, Foxhole, 1910-1968; Fabians Bay Congregational Church, 1899-1969; Rhyddings Congregational Church, 1933-1943; Walters Road Congregational Church, 1918-1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ritson Street English Congregational Church, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan (now Neath Port Talbot), began in 1875 when members of Bethesda Welsh Independent chapel in Briton Ferry established a separate English congregation. The chapel was opened in 1880 but closed in 2003. Gnoll Road Congregational Church, Neath, Glamorgan, was established in 1849 on Wind Street, Neath. The Gnoll Road chapel was built in the 1890s. It later became part of the United Reform Church, established in 1972. Canaan English Congregational Church, Foxhole, Swansea, was established in 1840. Fabian's Bay Congregational Church, St Thomas, Swansea, was established in 1861, the chapel opening in 1862. Rhyddings Congregational Church, Finsbury Terrace, Uplands, Swansea, was established in 1892. Walters Road Congregational Church, Swansea, was established in about 1867. The chapel was opened in 1869.


Arranged into the following: Ritson Street; Onllwyn; Gnoll Road; Mount Pleasant; Canaan Chapel; Fabians Bay; Rhyddings; Walters Road.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Religion - Nonconformist - English Congregational Church Marriage Registers, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); NLW, Capeli database, viewed 13 September 2005.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of Ritson Street English Congregational Church are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D E/Cong 6. Further records of Gnoll Road Congregational Church are West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Ind 18.