Penmount Manuscripts

Scope and Content

Essays, annual reports, letters, photographs, plans etc. relating to churches belonging to the Llyn and Eifionydd Calvinist Methodist Presbytery. The churches covered are : Aber-erch; Ala Road, Pwllheli; Babell, Llanaelhaearn; Bethel, Penmorfa; Bontfechan, Llanystumdwy; Brynbachau; Bryn-mawr; Brynmelyn; Bwlch, Llanengan; Bwlchderwin, Clynnog; Cricieth; Cedron, Pentrefelin; Cilan, Llanengan; Cwmcoryn, Llanaelhaearn; Cwm Ystradllyn; Dinas; Y Ffor; Garndolbenmaen; Garnfadrun; Garth, Porthmadog; Gosen, Trefor; Llanbedrog; Llangan; Llannor; Llanystumdwy; Llithfaen; Llwyndyrys; Mynydd Nefyn; Nant; Nant Gwrtheyrn; Neigwl; Penllech; Pen-mount, Pwllheli; Pennant; Penrhos; Penrhydlyniog; Pentre-uchaf; Pen-y-graig; Pistyll; Rhyd-bach; Rhydlios; Salem, Pwllheli; Tarsis, Penrhydluniog; Tremadog; Tudweiliog.

Also, miscellaneous papers such as minutes of meetings, financial records, statistics, lists, details of various characters and papers belonging to Henry Hughes, Bryncir.

Administrative / Biographical History

According to numerous pamphlets chronicling the history of the Calvinist Methodist cause in Llyn and Eifionydd, held at the Library of the University of Wales Bangor, there were 72 churches in the circuit in 1903. By 1989 there were 66 churches and by 1994 the number had decreased to 63. For further administrative details, consult Hanes yr achos : Henaduriaeth Llyn ac Eifionydd Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru (1995) by Gruffudd Parry.


Arranged according to subject, i.e. churches, and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Manuscripts were transferred to the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor in 1976 by the Llyn and Eifionydd Calvinist Methodist Presbytery.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002.

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 26679 - 26887

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

These manuscripts were discovered by Rev. Goronwy P. Owen and Rev. Edwin Parry in a chest at Penmount chapel, Pwllheli, which explains the title given to them. Many of the papers were once held by Rev. Henry Hughes, Bryncir.

Related Material

See also Rev. Henry Hughes, Bryncir Papers held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub