Correspondence between Judah and Salem Chapels, Dolgellau

Scope and Content

A bundle of correspondence and transcripts of deeds from 1800, 1802 and 1843 relating to the debate between two Dolgellau chapels, Judah and Salem, regarding the Baptist Chapel cemetery wall and land, 1903.

Administrative / Biographical History

In March 1903 the officers of the Calvinist Methodist Chapel in Dolgellau, known as Salem Chapel, wrote to the officers of the Judah Baptist Chapel of the same town. They stated that they wished to purchase part of the Baptist Chapel cemetery in order to extend the C.M. Chapel. They hoped to build a lecture room, a classroom and a kitchen. Their request was refused, since the Baptists were tied by the conditions set out in their title deeds and by the fact that bodies had been buried too near to the boundary wall.


The collection has been incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no apparent system of arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 2001.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 5741 - 5744

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Records of the Judah chapel are held at the Public Record Office, whilst some relating to the Salem chapel are held at the Public Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the Dolgellau Record Office

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