Cofnodion Capel Brynbowydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Scope and Content

Records of Capel Brynbowydd, 1880-1980, comprising records of the Trustees, 1896-1980; papers relating to Ministers, 1885-[1970s], and members, 1901-1966; records relating to the construction and maintenance of the chapel buildings, 1880-1962; financial records, 1881-1974; insurance, 1900-1965; collection books, 1897-1971; annual reports, 1891-1963; marriage registration certificates, 1893-1943; records of Y Gymdeithas Ariannol (financial society), 1880-1967; Sunday School records, 1883-1966; Band of Hope records, 1907-1935; letters and plans relating to the organ, 1894-1962; papers relating to eisteddfodau and festivals, 1896-1947, and Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymreig, 1896-1938; minutes, 1905-1950; miscellaneous correspondence, 1944-1962; orders of service, 1957-1965; photographs, 1916-1980; schedules of deeds and documents, [1929]-1974; and inventory of chapel furniture and effects, [1980].

Administrative / Biographical History

Capel Brynbowydd was an Independent chapel founded in 1880 in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. It was governed by Trustees. Construction of the Chapel building was completed in 1882. In the 1890s, the chapel built a new minister's house, schoolroom and vestry. The chapel closed in 1980 and the buildings were demolished.


Arranged into the following: Trustees; the Ministry; ; members; the Chapel and buildings; financial; insurance; collections; annual reports; registration; Y Gymdeithas Ariannol; Sunday School; Y Gobeithlu; organ; eistedfodau and festivals; Undeb yr Annnibynwyr; miscellaneous; photographs; and additional.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Capel Brynbowydd (A), Blaenau Ffestiniog, catalogue; Capeli database, viewed 19 October 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names