Cofnodion Capeli Hyfrydfa a Bethania, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Scope and Content

Records of Capel Hyfrydfa, 1879-1977, including financial records, 1879-1976, letters, 1924-1966, reports, 1937-1976, Sunday School records, 1945-[1973], books, 1903-1927, photographs, [1960s], and posters and other ephemera, 1945-1977; and records of Capel Bethania, [1872]-1978, including financial records, 1909-1978, marriage registers, 1900-1970, marriage certificate counterfoils, 1918-1969, and membership records, 1895-1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

Capel Bethania and Capel Hyfrydfa, Manod, were Independent Churches in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. Bethania was the first Independent Church in the parish of Ffestiniog, and was established in November 1818. As Bethania's congregation grew, the church was forced to establish several daughter chapels in Ffestiniog to reduce the congestion. Capel Hyfrydfa was the last of these offshoots and was founded 11 December 1879.


Arranged into the following: Capel Hyfrydfa (Z/DBU/1); and Capel Bethania (Z/DBU/2).

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition 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, Cofnodion Capel Hyfrydfa (A), Manod, Blaenau Ffestiniog, catalogue; Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Capel Bethania (A), Blaenau Ffestiniog, catalogue; Williams, David, Hanes Annibyniaeth ym mhlwyf Ffestiniog (Blaenau Ffestiniog, [1927]).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and Caernarfon Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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