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Splott Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DBAP49

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Title: Splott Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Short title: Splott Road Baptist Church, Cardiff

Dates of creation: 1884-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.09 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Splott Road Baptist Church


Administrative and biographical history: The Pearl Street Baptist Mission from which the Splott Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, Glamorgan, was established, was started in 1880. In 1883, a public meeting of members was called and a committee was appointed to select a site for the erection of a new school chapel. The site was fixed in 1885, and work commenced in October 1886. The building was opened in Splott Road in 1887. A new church was erected in 1893. The last service in the church was held in 1983.


Scope and content: Records of Splott Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, 1884-1974, including: minutes of church meetings, 1884-1971; minutes of deacons' meetings, 1892-1960 (with gaps); minutes of Sunday School teachers' meetings 1896-1939; membership rolls, 1915-1956; members' subscription book, 1887-1892; letters of dismissal (transfer) to and from Splott Road Baptist Church, 1909-1916; Senior Bible Class attendance book, 1957-1961; finance and legal papers, 1887-1974; members handbooks, 1909-1927, 1927-1959; and copies of Splott Road Baptist Magazine, 1926-1932.


Language/script: English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Fair to poor condition

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: minutes books; papers relating to membership and offerings; papers relating to a Senior Bible Class; finance; finance and legal papers; handbooks; and other records.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private source on 27 July 1993.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Splott Road Baptist Church; Jenkins, E.J., The Splott I Remember, (Cowbridge, 1983); Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, Official Handbook of the Cardiff Assembly, 5th to 8th, 1924, (Cardiff, 1924).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: December 2003



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