Methodist Circuit of Swansea and Gower

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 217 LAC/75
  • Dates of Creation
      1843-1991
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      29 boxes, 246 volumes, 1 file, 1 roll, 3 bundles and 1 envelope
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Scope and Content

Administrative records, minutes, financial records, correspondence, circulars of the Swansea and Gower Circuit 1859-1990. Gower Circuit records including minute books, administrative records, financial records, circuit preaching plans and miscellaneous records 1850-1991.

Records of the following constituent chapels: Brunswick Chapel 1873-1977; Clydach Chapel 1880-1984; Cromwell Road Chapel 1956-1966; Eaton Road Chapel, Brynhyfryd 1888-1963; Fleet Street Mission 1900-1953; Glantawe Street Chapel, Morriston 1857-1964; Gorseinon Chapel 1887-1971; Hafod Chapel 1927-1985; Landore Chapel 1867-1991; Morriston Chapel 1908-1960; Mumbles Chapel 1843-1991; Murton Chapel 1893-1984; Oxford Street Chapel 1882-1962; Pell Street Primitive Methodist Chapel 1860-1959; Penlan Chapel 1953-c1975; St. Albans Road Chapel 1900-1978; Sketty Chapel 1843-1985; Waun Wen Mission 1885-1937; Wesley Chapel (College Street) Mission, Circuit and Trust c1850-1983; Horton Chapel 1893-1969; Llangennith Chapel 1902-1959; Pitton Chapel 1880-1904; Port Eynon Chapel 1893-1970; Reynoldston Chapel 1877-1960; Oxwich Green Chapel 1934-1982; Dunvant Chapel 1906; Pontardawe Chapel 1910-1945; Plasmarl Chapel 1878.

Administrative / Biographical History

Swansea became the head of the first Wesleyan Methodist Circuit in West Glamorgan in 1795. The Gower Methodist societies were part of the Swansea Circuit from 1795 until 1864 when they were formed into a separate Gower Circuit. This arrangement lasted until 1907 when Gower was re-united with Swansea. In 1940 Gower reverted to independent status but rejoined Swansea in 1962. The records in this archive consist of surviving administrative records of the Circuit and of certain of its constituent chapels.

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