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Chapels database

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

See also the Cardiff  Places of Worship database produced by Glamorgan FHS

This  Cadoxton Juxta Barry database compiled by Gareth Hicks with contributions from;

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

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Additional sources

 

Baptist

Calfaria (Tabor?) Welsh Baptist chapel, Court Rd/Dovedale St, Cadoxton

  • Calfaria Welsh Baptist chapel, Court Rd/Dovedale St, Cadoxton        ST12646885       First built in 1812; rebuilt/modified in 1897, still in use in 1998         (1)
  • Welsh Baptist, Old Cadoxton           The Welsh Baptist chapel in the old village is an old building with burial ground attached, seats 200        Rev Morris Isaacs    1895   (6)               and seats 400        Rev Morris Isaacs     1910  (7)
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  • Tabor Babtis Chapel           Erected in 1811     Ll Morgan, Registrar          1851  (8)          [same place?]
  • There is a book; Calfaria, Cadoxton, Barri : canmlwyddiant yr eglwys. Cadoxton, Barry : Calfaria, 1913   (3)
  • ".. the Welsh speakers who attended Philadelphia Chapel.... decided to build a larger Chapel... in 1898 [built] Calfaria in Court Road .... same year the old Philadelphia Chapel closed...."     More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry

English Baptist chapel (Mount Pleasant), Court Rd, Cadoxton

  • English Baptist chapel, Court Rd             Rev Samuel J Robbins         Seats 400         1895  (6)           and seats 300    (Mount Pleasant)    1910  (7)

[Hope?] Moors English Baptist chapel (Mission chapel), Cadoxton Moors

  • Moors English Baptist chapel (Mission chapel), Cadoxton         ST13776889         Built in 1880            (1)
  • Baptist chapel, Cadoxton Moors                   1910  (7)
  • " Hope Baptist Chapel built to serve the needs of worshippers at Cadoxton Moors... opened in Palmerston Road in 1898........"     More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry                  [same place?]

Philadelphia Baptist chapel, Bridge St, Cadoxton

  • Philadelphia Baptist chapel, Bridge St, Cadoxton                ST12806934        Built in 1813             (1)
  • Philadelphia Baptist           MIs  (4)           &  extant records  (5)
  • 1813, November 8; Baptist; a new meeting house lately built; James Perrott, Minister, William Edward, Evan Llewellyn, on behalf of the whole congregation       (2)
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  • Philadelphia Baptist        Erected in 1817      John Morgan. Deacon, St Andrews        1851   (8)
  • "The first Baptist Chapel was built in 1813 in Cadoxton next to the King William IV Hotel and was named Philadelphia (Brotherly Love). It is the only Non-Conformist Chapel in Barry to have its own Graveyard in its precincts.................."    
     ".. the Welsh speakers who attended Philadelphia Chapel.... decided to build a larger Chapel... in 1898 [built] Calfaria in Court Road .... same year the old Philadelphia Chapel closed...."
    More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry 
  • "... [built in 1813] next door to the 'King William IV Inn'..  Before this  two Baptists,Watkins and Frank, came  from the Vale of Glamorgan to preach at Holton Farm and other houses ... [other] preachers came from ....  Groes-y-parc...  Early baptisms  held  in the open....... in the village stream at Coldbrook, on the Moors and near Barry Island..........This chapel had a graveyard."    ( Let us Talk of Barry by Stan Awbery, J.P. M.P.)

 

Congregationalist

Bryn Seion Welsh Ind chapel, Court Rd, Cadoxton

  • Bryn Seion Welsh Ind chapel, Court Rd, Cadoxton            ST12716890                Built in 1887               (1)
  • Congregational, Court Rd        Seats 250       Rev William Tibbott      1895  (6)              and    Seats 280 (no minister mentioned)   1910  (7)
  •  ".... [in] 1886 .. Welsh Congregationalists moved from Penarth to work in Barry .......... the Anglican Church granted .. use of a schoolroom ..used for 18 months, .... [then bought] a plot of land in Court Road ..... [built] Bryn Seion, cost 200 and opened in 1887....... now a centre for the Handicapped ...."
    More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry
  • [Cadoxton]   1821, May 7; Independent; a house called Chapelsion [Capel Sion]; William David, John Taylor, William Rosser  (2)                                          [same place?]

Weston Hill English Congregational chapel, Cadoxton

  •  Weston Hill English Congregational chapel, Cadoxton         ST128686        Built in 1900, not still in use in 1998 (1)
  • "Weston Hill Congregational Church opened in 1900 on Weston Hill... in the Iron Church .. previously used by Tabernacl and Tynewydd Road Churches......."  
    More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry

Independent; a dwelling house called Maes Marchog

  • [Cadoxton]   1814, April 9; Independent; a dwelling house called Maes Marchog in the occupation of Jenkin Morgan; Thomas Bowen, Morgan Lewis, Morgan James, Morgan Jenkins, Morgan Rees       (2)

 

Methodist

(Bethel?) English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Church Rd, Cadoxton

  • Cadoxton English Wesleyan Methodist chapel     ST12796818      Built in 1815; rebuilt/modified in 1862 and 1896 (1)
  • Wesleyan chapel, Church Rd      Erected c 1862, cost 700, on [new] site given by Mr Thomas Jenkins of New House  Seats 300                  1895  (6)      
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  • 1813, January 30; Protestant (endorsed: Wesleyan); a house in the occupation of Thomas Mosse; William Davies of Ely, Minister        (2)
  • Bethel Wesleyan Methodist         Erected in 1814        John Williams. Local Preacher     1851  (8)    [same place?]
  • "... date of the opening of the first Wesleyan Methodist Church in the area .. disputed.... Some sources give .. 1811, others 1815 ...... services [then] conducted in Welsh............By 1855 .. obvious that a new [English] chapel would have to be built ............In 1862 the Church opened ........ "
    More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry

Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Court Rd, Cadoxton

  • Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Court Rd            Seats 200                  1895  (6)

Bethel English Presbyterian chapel, Court Rd/Newton St, Cadoxton

  • Bethel English Presbyterian chapel, Court Rd/Newton St, Cadoxton        ST12546882           Built in 1891        (1)
  • Bethel English  Presbyterian, Court Rd         Rev John William Matthews       1895  (6)                          and  (no minister mentioned)    1910  (7)
  • "... 1882 [English speaking]workmen arrived.. from the West Country .... raised enough money to consider building a Church..... opened in 1891............    "
    More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry

Zion Welsh CM chapel (Seion), Pontypridd St/Kenilworth Rd, Cadoxton

  • Zion Welsh CM chapel (Seion), Pontypridd St/Kenilworth Rd, Cadoxton               ST12916894    First built in 1815; rebuilt/enlarged in 1850/1854 and again in 1891, not still in use in 1983          (1)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Pontypridd St        Erected at cost 1800     Opened in 1891      500 seats       Rev William Williams            1895  (6)                         and   (no minister mentioned)  1910  (7)
  • Sion Welsh CM                    Job Thomas. Elder, Pencotry                 1851   (8)
  • 1815 = Sion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Cadoxton-juxta-Barry opened on land obtained from Thomas French of Wenvoe         A Chronology of Glamorgan
  • " Seion Calvinistic Methodist opened in 1815 on land leased from Thomas French of Wenvoe for 999 years. .......... In 1844 enlargement .............  [in 1891] moved to Bryn Seion in Pontypridd Street. In early 1960's partially demolished ......
    More on  Tom Clemett's History of Barry
  • "Built 1815 at Hatch Hill ...  Alteration in 1848.... still standing [1954]......"
    " Seion, Pontypridd Street. Welsh speaking. Built in 1890...."   ( Let us Talk of Barry by Stan Awbery, J.P. M.P.)

Primitive Methodist chapel, Melrose St, Cadoxton

  • Primitive Methodist chapel, Melrose St, Cadoxton                 Seats 250                     Rev J Morton          1895  (6)

 

Other (or unidentified)

Catholic Church

See history on Tom Clemett's History of Barry

Catholic School chapel, Court Rd, Cadoxton

  • Catholic School chapel, Court Rd     erected in 1892 , cost 2000          Rev Emile D'Hulst, priest        1895  (6)

Catholic Church of St Helen, Court Rd, Cadoxton

  • The Catholic Church of St Helen, Court Rd was erected in 1907, cost 2000        Rev James Byrne, priest    1910  (7)

Cemetery, near Merthyr Dovan church

  • Cemetery, near Merthyr Dovan church       3 1/2 acres, cost 350            Enlarged in 1892 to 12 acres at cost 1700   Mortuary chapel built in 1893        1895  (6)
 

[Last Updated :  18 Nov 2006  - Gareth Hicks]

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