Porthmadog Circuit Papers

Scope and Content

Records of Porthmadog Wesleyan Circuit, 1862-1990, comprising accounts, 1869-1976; balance sheets, 1970,1972, 1980-1981; Charity Commission correspondence, 1894-1907; loan applications, 1893, 1910; wills, 1962, 1983-1990; minutes, 1925-1971; circuit plans, 1964, 1984-1985; baptism register, 1862-1943; annual reports, 1961-1964; collection books, 1935-1983; foreign mission, 1901-1927, 1960-1962; returns of accomodations, 1896-1931; "Rockcliffe" papers, 1893-1968; various properties, 1869-1988; Ebenezer Chapel, 1877-1990; bills and receipts, 1893-1937; organ, 1904-[1980s]; insurance, 1961, 1974, 1981; and miscellaneous papers, 1870-1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Methodist Church established churches in Barmouth, Dolgellau and Porthmadog. The Methodist churches were grouped into circuits, with a superintendent minister and several circuits form a district. "Rockcliffe” was the minister's house in Porthmadog.


Arranged into the following: Porthmadog Circuit papers; society records; trustees' records

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Porthmadog Circuit Papers; Methodism in Wales website (www.westwales.co.uk/methodism) viewed 24th September 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

In 1907, a list of deeds was transferred from Porthmadog Circuit to the Blaneau Ffestiniog Circuit.


Accruals are expected.

Geographical Names