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Chapels - Bettws

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Bettws database compiled by Gareth Hicks

If a chapel is already mentioned on the main parish page then its name will act as a link to that section for any data recorded there - such as extant records and OS Grid references

Some chapels may have more than one entry if it is not possible to correctly identify each from a particular source

(For an explanation of the various non-conformist denominations see Gareth's Help Page )

Sources referred to (indicated by number shown in brackets after the data entry) where there may be more data available

Sources

  • 1. Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel, National Library of Wales journal,     Vol    VIII/4, Winter 1954.
  • 2. Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • 3. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 4. The Cambrian Index  - The index data is obviously limited , there may be more available via the online contact     address
  • 5. Glamorgan Bibliography on Genuki
  • 6. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 -  the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 7. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 -  the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 8. Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1,     South Wales.    UWP,   Cardiff, 1976  [a name of an official quoted below is the person shown as 'the informant']

 

Baptist

Baptist
  • 1802, November 26; Baptist; houses called Tylacoch, in the tenure and occupation of John and Evan David, and Ty-isa in the occupation of Bartholomew Thomas; Thomas Edward, David Richard, John David, Bartholomew Thomas, Morgan Thomas   (1)

Sardis Baptist, Heol Dewi Sant, Bettws

  • Sardis Baptist MIs  (2)
  • Sardis Baptist chapel, Heol Dewi Sant, Bettws    SS89958692    Built in 1836, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1865, disused before 1998     (3)
  • 1838, February 22; Particular Baptist; a building called the Baptist Chapel situated at Bettws; John James of the town of Bridgend, Minister of the Gospel, one of the trustees of the said building, William Thomas, John Gregory  (1)
  • Bettws Particular Baptist               Erected in 1831                     Hopkin Jenkins, Officiating Minister, Pantdyfodwg, Bridgend     (8)

Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer

  • Noddfa Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer    SS90339145      Built in 1878, still in use in 1998    (3)
  • Details of Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Pontycymer  records held at Glamorgan Archives
  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer       800 sittings       Rev Thomas Davies   1895  (6)
  • Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer   800 sittings    Rev William Saunders     1910  (7)

Zion English Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer

  • Zion Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer  SS90579092  Built in 1885 and rebuilt in 1905, still in use in 2000  (3)
  • English Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer     250 sittings        Rev John Lamb  1895  (6)
  • Zion English Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer     250 sittings          Rev William Reynolds            1910  (7)

 

 

Congregationalist

Tabernacle, Welsh Congregational, Albany Rd/Meadow St, Pontycymer

  • Tabernacle Independent chapel, Albany Rd/Meadow St, Pontycymer   SS90509132     Built in 1884, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1890, still in use in 1998     (3)
  • The Tabernacle, Meadow St, Pontycymer  Built c 1884  - a photograph on the Garw Valley  site   Still in use c2005 Denomination not given
  • There is a book by D. Hughes. Ad-drem ar y diwygiad yn nglyn a'r Tabernacl, Pontycymer. Merthyr : Joseph Williams and Sons, [18--?]. 112p    (5)
  • Tabernacle Welsh Congregational, Albany Rd, Pontycymer   600 sittings   Built in 1890             Rev David Hughes   1895  (6)
  • Tabernacle Welsh Congregational, Albany Rd, Pontycymer   600 sittings   Built in 1883             Rev David Hughes  1910  (7)
  • Tabernacl Ind chapel, Cwmgarw/Pontycymer - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Congregational Church, Marriage Registers 1909 - 1985     Including  " ......Pontycymmer, Meadow Street......"

English Congregational, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer

  • English Congregational, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer    300 sittings        Built in 1893     Rev David D Evans   1910  (7)

 

 

Methodist

Methodist

  • 1802, December 25; Methodist; a house called Tyllwyd in the tenure and occupation of William Lewis; William Lewis, Richard Lewis, Enoch Lewis, David Evan, William Edward, William Thomas, Evan Thomas, Evan David, Richard Edge   (1)

Bethel Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Oxford St, Pontycymer

  • Bethal Methodist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer  - a photograph on the Garw Valley  site    Built c 1885
  • Bethel CM chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer    SS90439135     Built in 1882, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1885, still in use in 1998   (3)
  • "Conversions at Ebenezer & Bryn Seion Chapels, Trecynon. Evan Roberts holds meeting at Bethel Chapel, Pontycymmer "        21 Nov 1904       (4)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer    550 sittings   Built in 1885                  1895  (6)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer    550 sittings   Built in 1885         Rev D Mardy Davies      1910  (7)

Bethany Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Mount Mariah: Apostolic), Adare St, Pontycymer

  • Bethany Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Mount Mariah: Apostolic), Adare St, Pontycymer      SS90509178     (3)

Wesleyan Methodist, Meadow St, Pontycymer

  •  Wesleyan Methodist, Meadow St, Pontycymer     SS90519129     (3)

Wesleyan English chapel, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer

  • Wesleyan English chapel, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer      400 sittings           1895  (6)

 

 

Other (inc unidentified)

Bethlehem, Victoria St, Pontycymer

  • Bethlehem, Victoria St, Pontycymer. Built in 1913  - a photograph on the Garw Valley  site    Denomination not given Demolished  pre 2005

City Unitarian chapel, Bettws

  • City Unitarian chapel, Bettws             An old place connected with Newcastle Meeting House.  Rebuilt in 1845    John Jones, Dissenting Minister, Bridgend                  (8)

United Reform church, Meadow St, Pontycymer

  • United Reform church, Meadow St, Pontycymer - a photograph on the Garw Valley  site   Still in use c2005

Garw Valley Pontycymmer Cemetery Chapel  

 

[Last Updated : 3 April 2013  -  Gareth Hicks]