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Chapels - Cadoxton-juxta-Neath

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Cadoxton-juxta-Neath database compiled by Gareth Hicks with contributions from;

  • Dai Bevan

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 Wales - Genealogy Help Pages )

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

Aberdulais Baptist chapel, Aberdulais

  • Aberdulais Baptist chapel, Aberdulais SS77199935 Built in 1851, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1856, 1863 and in 1899 (1)
  • Listed in Slater's Directory 1858-1859 (4)
  • Baptist, Welsh, Aberdulais. Rev Edward Parry 1895 & 1910 (6) (7)
  • Aberdulais Baptist Erected in 1850 Joseph Davies. Deacon 1851 (10)

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

  • Baptist Chapel Marriage Register "Aberdulais Baptist Chapel marriage register, 1983-1992"

Ainon Baptist chapel, Elias Rd, Bryn-coch, Blaenhonddan

  • Ainon Baptist chapel, Elias Rd, Bryn-coch, Blaenhonddan SS74419968 (1)

Mount Zion Baptist (in Blaenhonddan Hamlet)

  • Mount Zion Baptist (in Blaenhonddan Hamlet) Erected in 1842 "The want of a stated minister for the last few weeks accounts for the fact that our attendance today is so far below average" Danl Griffiths. Secretary, East Terrace, Neath 1851 (10)

Bethania Baptist chapel, Woodland Rd, Crynant

  • Bethania Baptist chapel, Woodland Rd, Crynant SN79320491 (1)

Bethel Baptist, Glyn-Neath

  • 1847, April 9; Baptist; a building called Bethel situated in the hamlet of Neath Higher (3)
  • Baptist, Glyn-Neath Rev Thomas Evan James, minister The Post Office Directory for 1871.
  • Baptist chapel, Glyn-Neath 1895 (6)
  • Bethel Baptist, Glyn-Neath Rev Thomas Carmen Harries 1910 (7)
  • Bethel Baptist, Glyn Neath Erected in 1846 Ebenezer Morgan, Minister 1851 (10)

Baptist chapel, Neath Abbey

Salem Baptist chapel, Pen-y-banc, Seven Sisters

  • Salem Baptist, Pen-y-banc, Seven Sisters SN81470847 Built in 1899, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1911 (1)

Calfaria Welsh Baptist chapel, Stanley Rd, Skewen

  • Calfaria Welsh Baptist chapel, Stanley Rd, Skewen SS72499730 Built in 1905 (1)
  • Calfaria, Baptist, Welsh, Stanley Rd, Skewen Rev John S Hopkins 1910 (7)
  • Calfaria Baptist, Stanley Rd, Skewen Listed in (12) See also under Horeb
  • There is an index entry re Calfaria, Skewen in Old Neath in Pictures
  • Modern photographs [2010] Built in 1895 (13)

Horeb Welsh Baptist, New Rd, Skewen

  • Welsh Baptist, New Rd, Skewen. Rev Geo Hague 1895 (6)
  • Horeb, Baptist, Welsh, New Rd, Skewen Rev Thomas Morgan 1910 (7)
  • Horeb, Skewen SS72799739 Denomination not given, built in 1868 (1)
  • Horeb Baptist, New Rd, Skewen Listed in (12)
  • First started by a group who migrated from Pontardawe. Used homes of Wm. Richards and Henry Thomas.
    In 1868 built Horeb. Minister left with some of congregation in 1892 and met in old Bethlehem. They soon outgrew this and built Calfaria (1896). Meanwhile the Bethlehem building was later used by the Salvation Army. Horeb, Calfaria and Bethania (Neath) became a joint ministry in 1977, probably until 1992, when Calfaria became a joint ministry with Aberdulais. (12)
  • Kellys South Wales Directory 1920: Welsh, Horeb, New Road, Rev. Thomas Morgan (13)
  • Modern photograph [2010] (13)

Welsh Baptist, Bethlehem Rd, Skewen

  • Welsh Baptist, Bethlehem Rd, Skewen Rev John Edward Griffiths 1895 (6)

Mount Pleasant English Baptist, Evelyn/Christopher Rd, Skewen

  • English Baptist, Mount Pleasant, Skewen Rev Jonah Lewis 1910 (7)
  • English Baptist, Mount Pleasant Listed in (12)
  • Mount Pleasant, on the corner of Evelyn and Christopher Roads was opened in 1903. It closed in the 1980s and has now been demolished (12)
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  • There is an index entry re 'Chapel, Mount Pleasant, Skewen' in Old Neath in Pictures

Congregationalist

Stag Independent chapel (Ebenezer school room, mission room), Neath Rd, Abergarwed

  • Stag Independent chapel (Ebenezer school room, mission room), Neath Rd, Abergarwed SN81430226 (1)

Tabor Independent chapel, Bryn-caws, Blaenhonddan

  • Tabor Independent chapel, Bryn-caws, Blaenhonddan SN77100144 Built in 1867, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1886 (1)
  • There is an index entry for Tabor chapel, Bryncaws in the book Monks to Millennium, the Story of the Village of Cilffriw
  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry for this chapel (in Welsh) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Dec 2008)
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  • Here is a database of burial details for this chapel's graveyard

Saron Independent chapel, Main Rd, Bryn-coch, Blaenhonddan

  • Saron Independent chapel, Main Rd, Bryn-coch, Blaenhonddan SS74369990 (1)
  • Congregational chapel, Bryncoch. Built in 1857, rebuilt in 1910 1910 (7)
  • Saron, Bryn-coch - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Pisgah Independent chapel, Cilfrew, Blaenhonddan

  • Pisgah Independent chapel, Cilfrew SN77080044 (1)
  • Welsh Congregational chapel, Cilfrew. 1895 & 1910 (6) (7)
  • There are index entries for 'Band of Hope, Pisgah' and 'Pisgah Chapel Hall etc' in the book Monks to Millennium, the Story of the Village of Cilffriw
  • Tabor/Pisga Ind chapel, Cilffriw - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Welsh Independent, Bryncoch

  • Welsh Independent, Bryncoch 150 sittings Rev Evan Roberts Phillips 1910 (7)
  • Welsh Independent, Bryncoch 100 sittings 1895 (6)

Capel y Cwm Independent, Crynant

  • 1812, May 26; Independent; a house called Cappel y Cwm; Richard James, Minister (3)

There are some baptismal records for this chapel on this Cadoxton-juxta-Neath historical database site

Saron Independent chapel, Crynant

  • Saron Independent chapel, Crynant SN79410510 (1)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Godre'rhos Independent chapel, Tre-Forgan, Crynant

  • Godre'Rhos Independent chapel, Tre-Forgan, Crynant SN79120654 Built in 1753, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1846 and in 1856 (1)
  • Godrerhos Congregational chapel. Built in 1753. Still open in 1992 (2)
  • Godre Rhos Independent Erected before 1800 Henry Rees, Minister, Ystradgynlais 1851 (10)
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  • There is an index entry re a photograph of this chapel in Old Neath in Pictures
  • There is a book Eglwys Godre'rhos a'i gweinidogion, 1754-1954. Cyfarfodydd arbennig i ddathlu dau canmlwyddiant, Gorffennaf 4ydd, 5ed a'r 6ed, 1954, (Llanelli, 1954), 12tt. (9)
  • Godre'rhos Ind chapel - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
  • 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 (March 2008)

Addoldy Welsh Independent, Glyn-Neath

  • Opened in 1839, still open in 1992 (2)
  • Has a graveyard at SN 875 066 - see Villages of the Neath Valley by Brian Wagstaffe
  • 1840, August 14; Independent; a building called Addoldy Glyn-nedd on the estate of William Williams, esq (3)
  • Addoldy Congregational, Glyn-Neath Rev James William Morris 1895 (6)
  • Addoldy Congregational. Glyn-Neath 1910 (7)
  • There is a book by David Glannedd Williams (Glannedd): Hanes eglwys Annibynol Addoldy, Glynnedd, (Aberdâr, 1912), vi, 78tt (9)
  • Addoldy Glyn Neath, GlynNeath Independent Chapel (Upper Neath Hamlet) Erected in 1839 "Prayer meetings are kept in the evening at certain remote places by members of the congregation" John Thomas, Minister 1851 (10)
  • Addoldy Ind chapel, Glyn-nedd - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
  • 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 Eleri Rowlands (Dec 2008)

Capel y Glyn, Glyn-Neath

  • Listed as an Independent chapel on Villages of the Neath Valley by Brian Wagstaffe - has a graveyard at SN 884 067
  • Capel-y-Glyn Congregational, Glyn-Neath Rev David Glyn Davies 1895 (6)
  • Capel-y-Glyn Congregational, Glyn-Neath Rev David Glyn Davies 1910 (7)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006

Moriah Independent chapel, Mynachlog Nedd, Neath Abbey

  • Moriah Independent chapel, Mynachlog Nedd, Neath Abbey, Blaenhonddan SS73899769 Built in 1906 (1)
  • Moriah Welsh Congregational, Neath Abbey Rev Evan Roberts Phillips 1910 (7)
  • There is the book/article by James Clement ; (Alarch Ogwy): Ymneillduaeth Sciwen a Mynachlog Nedd, (Aberafon, 1902), 68tt. 'Yr Annibynwyr', tt.37-46. (9)
  • Moriah Ind, Taillwyd, Neath Abbey Listed in (12)
  • Zoar Ind chapel (Neath) formed Sunday Schools in Skewen, Taillwyd, Cimla, Tonna & Rhyddings, all of which led to churches.
    In Neath Abbey, they met first in John Hopkins house before a new school (unnamed) was built in 1886. From this grew Moriah, Taillwyd, opened in 1906
    In Skewen, the Sunday School was in David Lewis' home on Bethlehem Rd. (1830) before moving to Bethlehem Chapel in 1842. When this building became too small, they moved to the new Tabernacl, on Tabernacle St. in 1860. A hall was added in 1886, and it was enlarged and an organ added in 1897. It is still running
    Tabernacl also looked after other groups.
    Maes-yr-haf Ind chapel (Neath) formed a Sunday School at the Crown Copper Works. This moved to Pentreffynon, but was not very successful. Maes yr haf withdrew and Tabernacl took over.
    Tabernacl members also started Libanus Sunday School in Woodland Rd., Cwmdu. This developed into Bethania, built in 1907, the time of the great revival, to seat 600 (12)
  • Moreia Ind chapel, Mynachlog-nedd - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Onllwyn Welsh Independent

  • Opened in 1846, still open in 1992 (2)
  • Onllwyn Independent chapel SN83971016 Built in 1848, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1859 (1)
  • Onllwyn Independent, Onllwyn (Upper Dylais Hamlet) Erected in 1848 Evan Davies, Minister, Onllwyn Iron Works 1851 (10)
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  • There is a photograph of a chapel in Onllwyn in Old Neath in Pictures
  • There is a book by Sam Francis: Hanes yr achos Annibynnol ym mhentrefi'r Onllwyn a'r cyffiniau, 1842-1992: Pant-y-ffordd, Maesmarchog, dyffryn Cellwen a'r Coelbren. The history of the Congregational cause at Onllwyn and the vicinity, 1842-1992: Pant-y-ffordd, Maesmarchog, dyffryn Cellwen and Coelbren, (Castell-nedd, 1994), 56tt. [Testun dwyieithog]. (9)
  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry for this chapel (in Welsh) - with translation by Deric John
  • Capel yr Onllwyn: marriage register, 1981-1991; graveyard survey, 1992; register of contributions, 1913 and 1927; accounts, 1904-1927; Sunday School records, circa 1919-1924; photographs, 20th century; chapel history, 1994
    Held at West Glamorgan Archive Service

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

  • The Independent cause in Onllwyn,........ began in 1842, ...............The Old Chapel at Onllwyn appointed its first minister in 1848. In 1907 the congregation decided to build a larger chapel building and the new Capel yr Onllwyn was opened in 1910. The chapel was closed in 1992,........."
    "Records .........including a marriage register, 1981-1991; hymnbook and chapel history by Sam Francis, 1990, 1994; xerox copies, [late 20th century], of church records including a graveyard survey and plan (1991-1992), miscellaneous registers (1913-1927), bills and receipts (1904-1927), photographs (20th century) and correspondence (1991)."
  • Onllwyn Chapel "Photocopies of lease of land at Onllwyn with chapel with plan (1930), letters re governance of Onllwyn Chapel (Welsh Independent) (1978), covering letter for certificate of registration of building for worship (1912)."

Bryn Seion Independent chapel, Onllwyn

  • Bryn Seion Independent chapel, Onllwyn SN84811014 (1)

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

  • Capel Bryn Seion, Dyffryn Cellwen, records "In 1933, Capel Bryn Seion was built. The cause, however, appears to date from two years earlier, when a number of members seceded from a neighbouring chapel in Onllwyn In 1967, the chapel was closed ...................."
    "Records ............ including legal papers and papers connected with the building of Capel Bryn Seion, 1925-1953; church record book and minute book, 1934-1985; registers of members' contributions, 1931-1967; ledgers recording receipts and payments, 1931-1966; book of accounts for Cyrddau Llenyddol(literary meetings), 1938-1940; new members, 1932-1967; and correspondence and bills connected with the building of the chapel, 1933-1985"

Independent, Pontneathvaughan

Rhyddin Independent chapel (Sunday School), Rhydding

  • Rhyddin Independent chapel (Sunday School), Rhydding SS75019863 (1)

Ebenezer Independent chapel (Ebenezer Vestry), Nant-y-cafn Blaendulais, Seven Sisters

  • Ebenezer Independent chapel (Ebenezer Vestry), Nant-y-cafn, Blaendulais, Seven Sisters SN80890765 (1)

Soar Congregational chapel, Pen-y-banc, Blaendulais, Seven Sisters

  • Soar Congregational chapel, Pen-y-banc, Blaendulais, Seven Sisters SN81960878 Built in 1878, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1901 (1)
  • There is a book by Tom Davies. 'Naw deg o flynyddoedd o addoli yn Soar', yn Eglwys Annibynnol Soar, Blaendulais: adroddiad am y flwyddyn 1992, (Blaendulais, 1993), 15-19. (9)
  • There is a book by Erastus Jones: Hanes eglwys gyffredin: eglwys Annibynnol Soar, Blaendulais, 1872-1951, (Glyn Nedd, 1951), 60tt. (9)
  • There is a book; Soar, Seven Sisters: taflen o'r casgliad a wnaed gan yr eglwys uchod ar agoriad eu capel newydd, Awst 4ydd a'r 5ed, 1901, (Aberafan, 1901), 14tt (9)
  • Soar Chapel, Seven Sisters: marriages, 1904-1995; burials, 1890-1995; register of graves, n.d.; deed, 1923; annual reports, 1901-1994; correspondence, 1972-1990; chapel histories, 1951 and 1972; cymanfa ganu programmes, 1902-1995; photograph, 1993 Held at West Glamorgan Archive Service
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

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

  • Soar Chapel, Seven Sisters Records "............ including registers, 1890-1995; legal records, 1923; annual reports, 1901-2003; correspondence files, 1972-1990; chapel histories, 1951-1972; charities, 1986-1989; restoration work, 1979-1980; programmes for Cymanfaoedd Canu, 1902-1995; and photograph, 1993."

Bethlehem Independent, Bethlehem Rd, Skewen,

  • 1842, March 30; Independent; a building called Bethlehem (3)
  • Independent chapel, English, Skewen - listed in Slater's Directory 1858-1859 (4)
  • Bethlehem Independent Dissenters, Cadoxton (Coedfrank Hamlet) Erected in 1839 Thomas Jenkins. Deacon, Joiners Arms, Skewen 1851 (10)
  • Bethlehem Ind, Bethlehem Rd. Listed in (12) See also under Moriah, Neath Abbey

Tabernacle Welsh Independent, Tabernacle Rd, Skewen

  • Opened in 1842, still open in 1992 (2)
  • Tabernacl Welsh Independent chapel, Tabernacle Rd, Skewen SS72769733 Built in 1842, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1860 and in 1898, still open in 2000 (1)
  • Welsh Congregational, Tabernacle St, Skewen Rev John Evans Jones 1910 (7)
  • Tabernacl Ind, Tabernacle St Listed in (12) See also under Moriah, Neath Abbey
  • Tabernacl Ind chapel, Sgiwen - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry for this chapel (in Welsh) - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Dec 2008)

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

  • Welsh Congregationalists, marriage registers Tabernacle Independent Chapel, Skewen1900-1985 " ..... was established in 1848 and its chapel built in 1860. ...."

Bethania Welsh Congregational chapel, Evelyn Rd, Skewen

  • Bethania Welsh Congregational chapel, Skewen 1910 (7)
  • Bethania Ind, Evelyn Rd, Skewen Listed in (12) See also under Moriah, Neath Abbey
  • Bethania Ind chapel, Sgiwen - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
  • Modern photographs [2010]. Built in 1907 (13)

Salem Independent chapel, Pentreffynon, Skewen

  • Welsh Congregational chapel, Pentreffynon, Skewen 1895 & 1910 (6) & (7)
  • Salem Independent chapel, Pentreffynon Listed in (12) See also under Moriah, Neath Abbey
  • Salem Independent chapel, Cadoxton (Coedfrank hamlet) Erected in 1842 "Salem chapel is a Branch of Summerfield chapel in the Borough Town of Neath " David Davies. Elder, Neath Abbey 1851 (10)

Independent, Cadoxton j Neath

  • 1799, April 13; Independent; a house in the possession of Edward Phillip (3)
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  • 1799, August 5; Independent; a dwelling house called Trevered occupied by Evan Philip (3)
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Methodist

Capel-y-Fforest CM chapel, Aberdulais

Seion Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Seion Bryndulais), Fforest Hill, Aberdulais

  • Seion Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Seion Bryndulais), Fforest Hill, Aberdulais SS77399965 Built in 1840, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1860 (1)
  • Sion chapel, Aberdulais has an index entry in History of the Methodists in West Glamorgan by The Rev. W Samlet Williams 1916 (Index) (5)
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Aberdulais Rev Benjamin Thomas Jones 1895 (6)
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Aberdulais Rev William Jones 1910 (7)
  • Seion Fforest Hill Welsh CM chapel 22 Forest Hill, , Aberdulais, Castell Nedd SA10 8HD - still open in 2006

English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Aberdulais

  • Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Aberdulais SS77199921 Built in 1902 (1)
  • Listed in Slater's Directory 1858-1859 (4)
  • Aberdulais English Wesleyan: trustees' minutes, 1901-1911; leaders' meeting minutes, 1938-1976; collection journal, 1913-1925; accounts, 1910-1978 Held at West Glamorgan Archive Service

Zion chapel (CM), Cadoxton j Neath

  • 1848, April 15; Protestant (endorsed: Calvinistic Methodist); a chapel called Zion Chapel (3)

Hermon Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Cilfrew

  • Hermon Cilffriw Welsh CM chapel 7 Llygad yr Haul, Main Road Cilffriw, Castell Nedd, Castell Nedd ac Aberafan SA10 7SR - still open in 2006

Bethel Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, School Rd, Crynant

  • Bethel Wesleyan Methodist chapel, School Rd, Crynant SN79500513 (1)

Salem Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Crynant

  • Salem Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Crynant SN79560481 Built in 1769, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1867 (1)
  • Salem Creunant Welsh CM chapel Heol Brynawel, Creunant, Castell Nedd, Castell Nedd ac Aberafan SA10 8SR - still open in 2006
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  • 'Hanes yr achos yn Salem, Creunant', a history of the cause presented by Mr David Davies, Bryn-Rhyg, Creunant, to the West Glamorgan Presbytery (Welsh) meeting at Salem chapel, Creunant, 19 Feb. 1987. (Calvinistic Methodist Archives at NLW Aberystwyth - Contributed May 2012)

Zion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Neath Rd, Crynant

  • Zion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Neath Rd, Crynant SN79370525 Built in 1821 and modified, altered or rebuilt in 1868 (1)

Bethania Calvinistic Methodist, Glyn-Neath

  • Calvinistic Methodist, Glyn-Neath Rev Stephen Llewelyn 1895 (6)
  • Bethania CM, Glyn-Neath Rev David Hughes 1910 (7)
  • Bethany Glynneath English CM chapel Bethania Street, , Glyn Nedd, Castell Nedd ac Aberafan SA11 5DE - still open in 2006

English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Aberdare Rd, Glyn-Neath

  • Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Aberdare Rd, Glyn-Neath SN88920681 Built in 1890 (1)
  • Methodist, Glyn-Neath Ministers various The Post Office Directory for 1871
  • Wesleyan chapel, Glyn-Neath 1895 (6)
  • Wesleyan chapel, Glyn-Neath 1910 (7)

Ebenezer Welsh Wesleyan, Neath Abbey

  • Methodist Wesleyan, Neath Abbey - listed in Slater's Directory 1858-1859 (4)
  • Ebenezer Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Neath Abbey 1895 (6) & 1910 Rev Bedford Roberts (7)
  • There is a book/article ; The story of Ebenezer Evangelical Church, Neath Abbey. Evangelical Magazine of Wales 32/1 (1993), p. 8-9 (8)
  • [Cadoxton j Neath] 1824, October 6; Protestant (endorsed: Methodist); a meeting house called Ebenezer (3)
  • Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist, Cadoxton (Dyffryn-Clydach Hamlet) Erected in 1836 John Hussey, Society Steward, Neath Abbey Ironworks 1851 (10)
  • Demolished pre 2006 (11)
  • Ebenezer Wesleyan, Neath Abbey - Listed in (12)
  • "....... formed by Welsh speakers from the English Wesleyan in Neath ... met first in Mr. Eynon Deer's house in Penyard before building Ebenezer in 1832 ... gallery added in 1859, chapel rebuilt in 1879-81 .... demolished c 2004" (List of ministers given in source) (12)

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

  • Wesleyan Methodist, marriage registers Including " ......... Ebenezer Welsh Methodist Chapel, Neath Abbey, 1918-1981........"

Salem CM chapel, Neath Abbey

  • Salem CM chapel, Neath Abbey Listed in (12)
  • Calvinistic Methodists started in the home of David Francis, a Sunday school was held in William Owen's house - known as Salem, when this became too small, Sion was built on Old Rd., Skewen in 1845. When this in turn became too small, Gorffwysfa was built nearby on New Rd. (1894) (12)

English Wesleyan chapel, Neath Abbey

  • English Wesleyan chapel, Neath Abbey 1895 (6) & Rev Bedford Roberts 1910 (7)

Siloh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Onllwyn Rd, Onllwyn

  • Siloh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Onllwyn Rd, Onllwyn SN82940983 Demolished pre 2000 (1)

Ebenezer Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Pontneddfechan

  • Ebenezer Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Pontneddfechan SN89920753 Built in 1822, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1864 (1)
  • Methodist, Pontneathvaughan, ministers various The Post Office Directory for 1871
  • CM chapel, Pontneddfechan 1895 (6)
  • Ebenezer CM, PontNeath Vaughan Erected in 1822 Richard Evans, Manager 1851 (10)
  • Ebeneser Pontneddfechan Welsh CM chapel Heol Pontneddfechan, Pontneddfechan, Castell Nedd, Castell Nedd ac Aberafan SA11 5NR - still open in 2006

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

  • Ebenezer Chapel, Pontneddvaughan, Marriage Registers 1959-1992.

Capel y Bont CM chapel, Pontneddfechan

Seion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Pen-y-banc, Blaendulais, Seven Sisters

  • Seion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Pen-y-banc, Blaendulias, Seven Sisters SN82080897 Built in 1890, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1905, disused by 1998 (1)

English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, New Rd, Skewen

Wesleyan, Skewen [same place?]

  • English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, New Rd, Skewen SS73169737 (1)
  • Demolished pre 2006 (11)
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  • Skewen English Wesleyan: marriage register, 1907-1934; trustees' minutes, 1877-1882, 1936-1985; leaders' meeting minutes, 1950-1980; accounts, 1904-1938 Held at West Glamorgan Archive Service
  • There is an index entry for 'Chapel, Wesley (interior), Skewen' in Old Neath in Pictures
  • Also 'Wesley chapel, Skewen - group, in 1910' Old Neath in Pictures
  • Wesleyan Methodists began in the home of Mrs. Bowen, New Rd., before renting Bethlehem. They then built a new Chapel on the Dyffryn Clydach-Coedffranc boundary with accomodation for 250. The Wesley was opened in 1878. There was a schoolroom below the chapel. A 28ft extension was opened in 1901. A pipe organ was added in 1920, and in 1922 dedicated to those of the chapel who fell in WW1. Demolished (12)
  • See also under United Methodist

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

  • Wesleyan Methodist, marriage registers Including " .......... Skewen, 1907-1934......"
  • Records of the Wesleyan Methodists, mainly the Neath Circuit Including ".............records of New Road Methodist Church, Skewen, 1942
  • "................. chapels such as the New Road Methodist Church, Skewen which was called United Methodist Church, Skewen until 1942."

Welsh Wesleyan Methodist, New Rd, Skewen

  • Welsh Wesleyan Methodist, New Rd, Skewen Rev George B Roberts 1910 (7)
  • See also under United Methodist (12)

Hermon Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Winifred Rd, Skewen

  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Winifred Rd, Skewen 1910 (7)
  • Hermon CM, Winifred Rd. Listed in (12) See also under Salem, Skewen
  • Hermon Skewen Welsh CM chapel Winifred Rd, Skewen, Castell Nedd ac Aberafan SA10 6H? - still open in 2006

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

  • Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Skewen, marriage register 1971-1988
  • Modern photographs [2010] Built in 1897 (13)

Sion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Old Rd, Skewen

  • Sion Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Old Rd, Skewen SS75179734 Built in 1843 (1)
  • Sion CM, Cadoxton (Coedfrank Hamlet) Erected in 1843 David Davies. Deacon, Skewen, Joiner. 1851 (10)
  • Sion CM, Old Rd, Skewen Listed in (12) See also under Salem, Neath Abbey
  • Sion chapel, Skewen has an entry in the index to History of the Methodists in West Glamorgan by The Rev. W Samlet Williams 1916 (Index) Denomination not given in index (5)

Salem Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Moore town, Skewen

  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Moore town, Skewen Rev William Samlet Williams 1895 (6)
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Moore town, Skewen 1910 (7)
  • Salem CM, Cwmdu (Cwmdu aka Mooretown) Listed in (12)
  • At the top end of Skewen (Cwmdu) a Sunday School met in the house of Thomas Bowen, before moving to a rented office in Dynevor Foundry. When this became too small, they built Salem, Cwmdu (1878). They left here for Hermon, Winifred Rd., in 1898 (12)

Gorphwysfa/Gorffwysfa Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, St John's Terrace/New Rd, Skewen

  • Gorphwysfa Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, St John's Terrace, Skewen SS73049741 Built in 1843, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1894 (1) But see below
  • Gorffwysfa CM, New Rd, Skewen Listed in (12) See also under Salem, Neath Abbey
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, New Rd, Skewen Rev Evan Harris Evans 1895 (6)
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, New Rd, Skewen 1910 (7)
  • Gorffwysfa Welsh CM chapel New Road, Sgiwen, Castell Nedd, Gorllewin Morgannwg SA10 6YF - still open in 2006
  • Modern photograph [2010] (13)
  • Building erected in 1843 as school for Established Church. Served as school until National (Coedffranc) School opened in 1894. Sold in 1906 to Presbyterians. English speaking members of Gorffwysfa started 'Y Capel' (see below) . Was still operating in 1994 (12)

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

  • Gorphwysfa Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Skewen records "............ including photograph of the children and leaders of the Gorphwysfa Juvenile Choir, 1910."

Y Capel CM chapel, Skewen

  • Y Capel (Presbyterian), Old Rd, Skewen Listed in (12)
  • Y Capel Skewen English CM chapel Burrows Road, Skewen, Castell Nedd, Castell Nedd ac Aberafan SA10 6AD - still open in 2006 as per The Presbyterian Church of Wales site

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

  • Y Capel was a Calvinistic Methodist chapel in Skewen ".....marriage register, 1983-1994."
  • Modern photograph [2010] (13)

Methodist (Primitive), Skewen

  • Methodist (Primitive) chapel, Skewen - listed in Slater's Directory 1858-1859 (4) See also under United Methodist

United Methodist church, New Rd, Skewen

  • United Methodist church, New Rd, Skewen 1910 (7)
  • New Road Methodist Church Listed in (12)
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  • There is an index entry re 'Chapel, United Methodist, Skewen' in Old Neath in Pictures
  • Bible Christian chapel (Hall), New Rd, Skewen SS72989737 (1)
  • Bible Christian, New Rd, Skewen. Rev Wm Evans 1895 (6)
  • Bible Christian Chapel, Skewen: deed, 1909 Held at West Glamorgan Archive Service
  • Modern photographs [2010] (13)
  • New Road Methodist started as a Bible christian Chapel. Stated 1865 in home or William Roberts, Pentreffynnon. Then moved to the home of Mary Jane Bailey on New Rd. in 1868. The Methodist Chapel was built opposite Mrs. Bailey's house and opened in 1872. It sat 200 people, with seating obtained from Cadoxton St. Catwg, who were renovating. A gallery was added in 1881, and two wings in 1896 to give a capacity of 350. A new site was found and the present Chapel opened in 1908. The old chapel was sold to the Welsh Wesleyans, and later became Skewen Press. In 1932, the United Methodist Church, Primitive Methodist Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church united to form the Methodist Church.A group of disillusioned methodists met in 1913 at the home of Ann Martin Davies. This led to the formation of the Free Mission, which met in Salem Chapel, Railway Terrace, (at that time it was owned by Horeb, but used only for Sunday School) A zinc chapel was opened on Dynevor Road in 1914 and replaced in 1949 (12)

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

  • "................. chapels such as the New Road Methodist Church, Skewen which was called United Methodist Church, Skewen until 1942."
  • See also Capeli (2004 list of chapels under threat) [right place?]

Free Mission (Methodist), Dynevor Rd, Skewen

  • Free Mission (Methodist), Dynevor Rd, Skewen Listed in (12) See also under United Methodist
  • Modern photograph [2010] (13)

Sion Independent Calvinist, Glaish in Ynys-y-mond Hamlet

  • See under Glais, Llansamlet parish (Independent section)

Other (or unidentified)

Protestant

  • 1799, November 30; Protestant; a house in the possession of David Thomas, farmer, called Ty Llwyd (2)

Blaenhonddan chapel 1

  • Blaenhonddan chapel SN7600 Denomination not given, built in 1904 (1)

 

Blaenhonddan chapel 2

  • Blaenhonddan chapel SS7499 Denomination not given (1)

Quakers in Blaenhonddan

Pontneathvaughan Rd chapel, Glyn-Neath

  • Pontneathvaughan Rd chapel, Glyn-Neath SN88830689 Denomination not given, possibly now demolished (1)

Olivet Pentecostal chapel, Heol-y-felin, Seven Sisters

  • Olivet Pentecostal chapel, Heol-y-felin, Seven Sisters SN82310914 (1)

Ysgoldy Soar, Blaendulais, Seven Sisters

  • Ysgoldy Soar, Blaendulais, Seven Sisters SN8108 Denomination not given (1)

Salem Apostolic chapel, Railway Terrace, Skewen

  • Salem Apostolic chapel, Railway Terrace, Skewen Listed in (12)
  • Initial weekday services (1915) in home of Charles Davies at Railway Terrace. Attended Sunday Services at Birchgrove. In 1919, Salem bought Methodists (12)
  • Modern photograph [2010] (13)

Jehovah's Witnesses, Skewen

Latter Day Saints, Skewen

  • Latter Day Saints Listed in (12)
  • Initiated by Mrs Collin, Foundry Row when she came from Llanelli c 1914. Continued there to 1952, when moved to the Army Nissen Hut, Crumlyn Rd. 1963 purchased ground and building from Jehovah's Witnesses, but when gutted by fire in 1967, moved to Women's British Legion Hall, Caenant. New building opened same year (12)

Salvation Army

  • See also under Horeb Baptist , New Rd, Skewen (1
  • Started in Pentreffynnon but closed before reopening in the former Bethlehem Chapel, which became known as 'the Old Hall'. They stayed there until 1972 when a new hall was built on a nearby site. Skewen absorbed the Neath corps which closed in 1973 (12)

[Last Updated : 3 May 2014 - Gareth Hicks]