Blaina Congregational Church, records 1891-1994

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Blaina Congregational Church.
Blaina Congregational Church Records
0.03 Cubic Metres
General Physical Description note
(71 items)

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Biographical/Historical note

Blaina Congregational Church, Blaina, Monmouthshire, was built in 1886. It became Blaina United Reformed Church in 1972.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of Blaina Congregational (later United Reformed) Church, 1891-1994, including minutes, 1905-1991; financial records, 1895-1992, including account books, 1900-1967; Church reports, 1928-1957; records relating to the congregation, 1943-1961; certificates, correspondence and other records relating to church property, 1901-1975, 1994; plans, 1949; miscellaneous correspondence, 1949-1991.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: meetings; finance; miscellanea; printed materials; congregation; property; plans; miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright regulations apply

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

No information found

Appraisal note

All records have been retained

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Blaina Congregational Church (Blaina, Wales)--Archives; Religious institutions--Wales--Blaina; Congregational churches--Wales--Blaina;

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

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Collection Inventory


 D4462/1 Church Meetings, Minute Book 1905-1944 

 D4462/2 Minutes on Envelope 1920 

 D4462/3 Church Meetings, Minute Book Entries after 1963 Irregular 1943-1991 

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 D4462/4 Account Book 1900-1918 

 D4462/5 Account Book 1934-1949 

 D4462/6 Account Book 1949-1956 

 D4462/7 Account Book Including Annual Statement 1956-1967 

 D4462/8-9 Collection Books, Includes Loose Calculations 1945-1948 

 D4462/10 Small Collection Book, 29th March [20th century] 

 D4462/11 Record Book, Loans to the Church 1895-1924 

 D4462/12 Document re. Appointment of Trustees 1944-1992 

 D4462/13 Correspondence with Inland Revenue 1944-1950 

 D4462/14 Statement of Income and Expenditure 1947-1948 

 D4462/15 Letter re. Forward Movement and Funding 1950 

 D4462/16 Bundle of Assorted Receipts , Including Overhaul of Organ and Later work 1962-1990 

 D4462/17 Bank Statement for Church Youth Guild 1963 

 D4462/18 Correspondence re. Investing £200 in Monmouthshire County Council 1965 

 D4462/19 Insurance Documents, Receipts and Correspondence re. Chapel and Boiler 1968-1973 

 D4462/20 Current Account Credit Slip Book (used) 1973-1975 

 D4462/21 Bundle of Utilities Bills; Gas, Electricity and Water (incomplete) 1973-1990 

 D4462/22 Letter re. United Appeal 1974 

 D4462/23-26 Cheque Book Stubs, Lloyds and Two Cheques to URC 1974-1977 

 D4462/27 Collection of Bank Statements, Lloyds (incomplete) 1975-1992 

 D4462/28 Invoice for Organ Tuning 1990 

 D4462/29 Correspondence re. Charities Act and Fixed Interest and Deposit Fund Statements 1992 

 D4462/30 Statement, Income Account. United Reformed Church Trust Blaina 1992 

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 D4462/31 Builders' Estimate 1939 

 D4462/32 Letter re. Cost of Heating Church Rooms 1949 

 D4462/33 Loose Calculations re. Income From Rents 1958-1965 

 D4462/34-35 National Insurence Cards for Alice Williams and Lily Clayton 1974-1975 

 D4462/36 Letter From National Savings Bank 1975 

 D4462/37 Letter From Congregational Trust 1991 

 D4462/38 National Savings Bank Account Application Form [20th century] 

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Printed Materials 

 D4462/39 Church Reports 1928-1933, 1935-1936,1939-1943,1945,1953-1957 

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 D4462/40-41 Baptismal Certificate Book, Stubs 1943-1961 

 D4462/42 Programme of Service/Ordination of Mr Terence Williams 1961 

 D4462/43 Marriage Certificate A Jones to C Williams 1991 

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 D4462/44 Insurance Certificates for Building, Boiler and Organ (incomplete) 1901-1955 

 D4462/45 Inland Revenue Land Valuations, Church Property 1911-1914 

 D4462/46 Tenancy Agreement and Correspondence with Ministry of Works re. Renting Rooms 1942 

 D4462/47 Documents re. Church Property 'Sunnyside' Blaina 1942-1960 

 D4462/48 Tenancy Agreement with Ministry of Works re. Renting Rooms 1942 

 D4462/49 Memorandum re. Income tax on Manses 1945 

 D4462/50 Correspondence re. and Proformas of Deeds of Covenant 1949 

 D4462/51 Correspondence between Church and Ministry of Works re. Renting of Rooms 1948-1965 

 D4462/52 Correspondence re. Freehold Leases on Church Property 1950-1959 

 D4462/53 Certificate Waiving Land Charges for Church 1954 

 D4462/54 Documents Relating to Church Property, 'River Row', Blaina 1959-1970 

 D4462/55 Report on Trusteeship of Church Properties 1961 

 D4462/56 Documents Relating to Church Property 'Alexandra Road' Blaina 1961-1964 

 D4462/57 Corespondence re. Renewal of Insurance Policy 1965 

 D4462/58 From Department of Employment and Productivity re. Renting Rooms 1974 

 D4462/59 Correspondence and Insurance Renewal with Prudential 1974 

 D4462/60-61 Payment Requests from Property Services Agency 1975 

 D4462/62 Publicationfrom Congregational and General Insurance P.L.C 1994 

 D4462/63 Literature re. Home Improvement Grants [20th century} 

 D4462/64 Calculations of Church Property Values and Incomes [20th century] 

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 D4462/65 Plan of Proposed Adaptions to the Church Hall 1949 

 D4462/66 Heating Plan, Church Hall and School Room [20th century} 

 D4462/67 Plan of Houses, 'River Row', Blaina [20th century] 

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 D4462/68 Registration Certificate Allowing Church to 'Solemnise' Marriages and Correspondence 1891 

 D4462/69 List of Contents of Box Made Prior to Purchase of Safe 1949 

 D4462/70 United Reformed Church, Annual Return Form [20th century] 

 D4462/71 Letter from Head of Ebbw Vale Technical Secondary School [20th century] 

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