Fonds GB 0210 BELMONT - CMA: Records of St. David's Belmont, Shrewsbury

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CMA: Records of St. David's Belmont, Shrewsbury


  • 1941-1968 (Creation)

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21 vols + 2 large boxes (December 2004 deposit)

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Administrative history

St. David's, Belmont was founded in 1905 when its building in Belmont Bank was completed. The chapel belongs to the Tabernacle District of the Montgomery and Shropshire Presbytery.

English meetings had been held by the Calvinistic Methodists in Shrewsbury since 1854 when Mrs Ebenezer Williams, wife of the minister of Hill's Lane Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, set up a class for non Welsh-speaking girls. This in turn became a Sunday School before moving to rented rooms in Claremont Hill.

In 1864 the community at Claremont Hill bought land to build their own church in Frankwell, which was then opened in 1886. However, the area in which the church was built was not considered a desirable area for the church, and therefore in 1904 the work on a new church building in Belmont Bank was started. In 1931 Hill's Lane was closed and the congregation moved to St. David's and by 1935 they had enough money to build yet another building which was opened in 1936.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the Rev. Pamela Turner, Shrewsbury, per the Rev. J. E. Wynne Davies, Aberystwyth, July 2003, and December 2004.; 0200308189, 0200413544

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Scope and content

Twenty-one volumes of church engagement books, 1941-1968, relating to St. David's Presbyterian Church, Belmont, Shrewsbury.

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Action: All papers deposited at NLW have been retained. .


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System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically at NLW into one series: engagement books.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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A hard copy of this list is available at NLW.

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Annual reports, programmes of assemblies, and the history of the church are in NLW printed books collection. The church's records from 1902-1973 are in NLW CMA: EZ1/124/1-21, and the annual reports for 1926-1951 are in NLW CMA: EZ2/162; further papers relating to the church are NLW CMA: EZ3/41-2, EZ5/2; the church's reports, 1929-1973, are also at NLW; financial accounts and other material relating to Frankwell Presbyterian Church, 1864-1918, are in NLW CMA: HZ1/5/15-24; and copy correspondence relating to a possible amalgamation of Frankwell and Hill's Lane CM churches, 1903, are in NLW CMA: HZ1/5/25-6. Papers relating to Hill's Lane Chapel, Shrewsbury are also held at NLW in CMA: Cofysgrifau Capel Hill's Lane, Amwythig.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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April 2004.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Hywel Gwynn Williams.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: 'St. David's Presbyterian Church Belmont Shrewsbury: Fiftieth Anniversary 1936-1989'; Y Dyddiadur Methodistaidd am 1908; Blwyddiadur a Dyddiadur Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru, 2004.

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  • Text: CMA: Records of St. David's, Belmont, Shrewsbury.