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For further details of this project see Cardiganshire Chapels Database
Compiled by Gareth Hicks (March 2007)
NB. Not all available data was necessarily used from sources - and sources 1 & 4 have been combined as similar
- 1. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
- 2. The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D. UWP, Cardiff, 1976
- 3. Nonconformist Registers of Wales published by the National Library of Wales in 1994.
- 4. The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke, by Rawlins, B.J. (1987).
- 5. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 - the Archive Cd Books Cd
- 6. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 - the Archive Cd Books Cd
- 7. My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
- 8. Death and Burial indexes available for purchase from Cardiganshire Family History Society
- 9. Online Commercial & Residential Directories as appropriate to a particular parish - apart from what may already be on Genuki, see also the Historical Directories site
- Dyfed FHS - Photographs of chapels (may also be other data there)
- Archives Network Wales
- Lewis 1833 on Genuki (Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833 )
Bwlch-y-groes Welsh Ind chapel
- Bwlch-y-groes Welsh Ind chapel (at Glyn-hynod) SN37924625 Started 1820; chapel built 1835, rebuilt 1880. Sunday School founded 1830. Members; 200 in 1873 Still open 1998 (1) & (4)
- Bwllygroes Congregationalist Erected in 1833 "We are generally called Independents but with more propriety we are called Congregationalists...." Samuel Griffiths, Minister, Horeb, Nr Llandyssul 1851 (2)
- Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Maureen Saycell (Dec 2008)
- See separate file/note re this chapel
- Photograph on Dyfed FHS
- Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
Coed-y-bryn Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel
- Coed-y-bryn Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel SN35354525 Chapel built 1866, modified, altered or rebuilt 1886. Chapel house built 1902. Members; 52 in 1902 Still open 1998 (1) & (4)
- Still open in 2006
- Hanes Methodistiaeth, rhan ddeheuol Sir Aberteifi : oddechreuad y "Diwvgiad Methodistaidd" yn 1735 hyd 1900 . By John Evans. Dolgellau , 1904. (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church History in the southern part of Cardiganshire from 1735 to 1900) This book contains an entry for each CM chapel in existence in South Cardiganshire at the end of 1900, including this one. It includes a history of preaching in the area before the chapel was built, lists deacons, ministers etc, and contains a wealth of genealogical information.
[Gareth Hicks: 24 April 2011]