Records of Mynydd-bach Chapel, Swansea

Scope and Content

Records of Mynydd-bach Chapel, Swansea, 1761-1996, including Church registers and record books; Account books; Sunday School; Band of Hope; Memoranda; Legal papers; Letters; Miscellaneous papers; Photographs; Rolls of Honour; Trust deeds for Mynyddbach Chapel; Minutes; Adroddiadau blynyddol (annual reports); Records relating to membership; Graveyard records; Financial records; Records relating to church premises and property; Records relating to ministers; Commemorative items; Records relating to burials in Mynyddbach Chapel Cemetery.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mynydd-bach chapel, Llangyfelach, is the oldest Independent chapel in the Swansea area. It began when a piece of land was leased in 1761 at Tirdoncyn-newydd near Llangyfelach and a chapel built there shortly afterwards. In 1867 a new chapel was built and was extensively renovated in about 1930. A large number of other chapels began life as offshoots from Mynydd-bach, including Ebenezer, Gorseinon; Siloh, Landore; and Ebenezer and Henrietta Street chapels, Swansea. Many of these newer chapels did not have burial grounds and their burials tended to take place at the extensive cemetery at Mynydd-bach. The Rev. James Davies (1875-1948) was a minister at Mynydd-bach.


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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 source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist - Independent - Records Of Mynydd-Bach Chapel, Swansea, catalogue.

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

Custodial History

Before 2002 these records were held at the National Library of Wales.


Accruals are not expected

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