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Chapels database

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This  Cadoxton-juxta-Neath 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

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

  • Listed in Slater's Directory 1858-1859  (4)

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

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)
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site

 

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, (Aberdār, 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)
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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

  • Independent, Pontneathvaughan                        Rev Rees Morgan       The Post Office Directory for 1871

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)
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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 Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Sunday School), Cilfrew, Blaenhonddan              SN77090029    Built in 1882  (1)
  • Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Cilfrew   1910  (7)
  • There is an index entry relating to 'Hermon Chapel Congregation,Cilfrew,1953' in the book  Images of Neath & Port Talbot by David Roberts
  • There are index entries relating to 'Hermon Chapel' in the book Monks to Millennium, the Story of the Village of Cilffriw
  • 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)
  •  
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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."

 

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)
  •  
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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)
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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)
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site
  • 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
  • Photograph on Huw James's Skewen Photo Archive site2)
  • 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]

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