Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea, records, [1870s]-1992, including marriage registers, 1953-1991; minutes of Deacon's meetings, 1906-1992; minutes of church meetings, 1913-1966; colour transparencies of the church, 1992; minute book of the meetings of the Dorcas Guild, 1966-1989; photographs, [1870s]-[1930s]; commemorative lists, [early 20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1873 76 members of Bethesda Chapel, High Street, Swansea, formed a separate church in the lower part of the town. They first met in the Albert Hall, Swansea, and the first building in Walter Road was opened in 1875. The first minister of the church was the Rev. F. C. White. In 1877 47 members left to form the Welsh Baptist Church, now Capel Gomer. The Walter Road church was demolished in 1992.


Arranged into the following: Pictorial; Marriage registers; Records of Deacon's meetings; Minutes of church meetings; Other volumes; Lithographs and engravings; Photographs; Commemorative lists.

Conditions Governing Access

All records except registers are closed for 30 years after date of creation

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 in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Nonconformist, Baptist, Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, 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