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Tabor Welsh Congregational Church/United Reformed Church, Maesycwmmer, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWCONG10

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Title: Tabor Welsh Congregational Church/United Reformed Church, Maesycwmmer, records

Short title: Tabor Welsh Congregational Church and United Reformed Church, Maesycwmmer, records

Dates of creation: 1829-2003

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.07 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Tabor Welsh Congregational Church and Tabor United Reformed Church, Maesycwmmer


Administrative and biographical history: Members of the Independent church held their initial meetings in a cottage in Maesycwmmer, Bedwas, Monmouthshire (now Caerphilly), in c. 1827 , and erected their first chapel there in 1829 on land leased from the Gelli-deg estate. This was enlarged in 1855 and opened in 1856. A new chapel was opened in 1876 to accommodate increased numbers. Tabor Welsh Congregational Church became part of the United Reformed Church in 1971 and of the Rhymney Valley pastorate with Bethany, in Ystrad Mynach, and Van Road, in Caerphilly, in 1996. The gradual decline of the congregation during the 1980s and 1990s and the burden of maintaining the church building culminated in a decision by church members to close the church in January 2003.


Scope and content: Tabor Welsh Congregational Church and United Reformed Church, register of members, 1829-1863; deacons and church meetings minutes, 1902-1961; minutes of annual general meetings, 1943-2002; minutes of Sunday school meetings, 1931-1943; minutes of the Dramatic Society, 1947-1950; transfers to other churches, 1913-1943; baptismal certificates, 1930-1990; Sunday school attendance registers, 1933-1969; Treasurer's records, 1892-1999; miscellaneous papers, 1832-1949; pastorate papers, 1925-1996; graveyard and burial papers, 1918-1964; papers re. ownership, insurance, listed status and church fabric, 1907-2003; miscellaneous papers, 1947-2003; papers re. church history, 1929-2002; and illustrative material and photographs, [c. 1870]-2000.


Language/script: English, Welsh

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: April 2005



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