Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Rock Methodist Chapel, Bedwellty, records
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Language of Materials note
English and Welsh. Some of the earlier records, for example the register of members, are entirely in Welsh; the later statistics and financial statements have printed headings in Welsh, with an English translation.

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Biographical/Historical note

Rock Chapel was founded in 1832.

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Scope and Contents note

Register of members, 1851-1893; treasurer's book, 1902; annual statistics, 1901; accounts, twentieth century; report re Sunday school, c. 1900; certificates of church membership, 1861-1863; agreement re chapel house, 1900; certificates 1856-1945.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access.


Normal copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further records of Rock Church (collection ref. GB0210 ROCBLA) are held at the National Library of Wales.

A microfilm of a register of baptisms and births, 1826-1836, and monumental inscriptions for the chapel, are held at Gwent Archives.

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Other Finding Aids note

Copies of finding aids are available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D5824/1 Register of Members 1851-1893   0.001 Cubic Metres

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Includes: information on members on joining Rock Calvinistic Chapel; minutes of church meetings; annual statistics.

 D5824/2 Treasurer's book (loose pages: incomplete) 1902   0.001 Cubic Metres

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This consists of pages 3-5 of Treasurer's Book no.1.

 D5824/3 Monmouthshire Monthly Meetings, annual statistics of the Calvinistic Methodist Church 1901   0.001 Cubic Metres

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The statistics for 1897 are endorsed with church accounts.

Scope and Contents note

Include financial statement.

 D5824/4 Loose accounts twentieth century   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D5824/5 Crosspenmain Calvinistic Methodist Sunday School, report c. 1900   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D5824/6 Certificates of church membership 1861-1863   0.001 Cubic Metres

Scope and Contents note

The certificates are for Hannah Walters, member of the Calvinistic Methodist Church in Llangorse; and for Josuah Davies, member of of the Congregational Church in Chepstow.

One certificate in Welsh; one in English.

 D5824/7 Agreement and copy agreement for rent of chapel house June 1900   0.001 Cubic Metres

Scope and Contents note

The chapel is to be rented by the deacons of Rock Chapel to Mr Edwin Prosser.

Rent: £4.10s p.a.

 D5824/8 Certificates of death and orders for disposal 1856-1945   0.001 Cubic Metres

Scope and Contents note

Certificates of registry of death and for burial or disposal. Coroner's order for burial.