Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, Records

Scope and Content

Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, records, 1888-1996, including annual meeting agendas and statements of accounts, 1929-1939; general accounts, 1892-1956; minutes of Deacons' meetings, 1920-1922; minutes of church meetings, 1905-1993; minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings, 1893-1939; minutes of Executive Committee meetings, 1924-1939; Youth Club minutes, 1959-1964; church magazines, 1927-1950; bulletins and news sheets, 1931-1982; service sheets, 1920-1996; programmes, 1916-1956; anniversary souvenirs, 1952-1992; records of Pantygwydyr Girl Guides, 1933-[1980s]; yearbooks, 1930; miscellaneous, 1888-1993; photographs, c.1900-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pantygwydr Baptist Church was established as a mission of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to the relatively new housing estate in West Swansea. The first chapel, a simple building of corrugated iron, was built on the north side of Gorse Lane (since renamed King Edward Road), and opened on 12th May 1892. In 1907 the present stone-built chapel was erected on the corner of Ernald Place and Gwydr Crescent, and the old chapel was rebuilt alongside it as a schoolroom.


Arranged into the following: Minutes of Deacons' meetings; Minutes of church meetings; Minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings; Minutes of Executive Committee meetings; Youth Club minutes; Church magazine; Bulletins and news sheets; Service sheets for scheduled services; Service sheets for extraordinary services; Programmes for dramatic and musical productions; Anniversary souvenirs; Girl Guides; Miscellaneous; Photographs; Yearbooks; Annual meeting agenda and statement of accounts; Financial records.

Access Information

Minutes of meetings are closed to the public, but can be viewed with written permission from the Church Secretary, Pantygwydr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea. Otherwise no restrictions.

Acquisition Information

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


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Baptist, Records of Pantygwydyr Baptist Church, Ernald Place, Uplands, Swansea, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names