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Chapels - Llangeinor

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Llangeinor database compiled by Gareth Hicks with contributions from ;

  • Huw Daniel and the Ogmore Valley Local History Society

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

Sources

  • 1. My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
  • 2. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 - the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 3. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 - the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 4. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 5. The Cambrian Index - The index data is obviously limited , there may be more available via the online contact address
  • 6. Ogmore Valley Local History Society - Timeline
  • 7. Ogmore Valley Local History & Heritage Society - Journal contents on Genuki
  • 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
  • 9. Personal

Baptists

Bethania Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaengarw

  • Bethania Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaengarw 700 sittings Built in 1891 1910 (3)
  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaengarw 630 sittings Built in 1891 Rev William Morgan 1895 (2)
  • Bethania Baptist chapel, Herbert St, Blaengarw SS90279304 Built in 1890, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1912. Not in use in 1998 (4)

Mount Zion English Baptist chapel, Blaengarw

  • Mount Zion English Baptist chapel, Blaengarw 550 sittings Built in 1905 Rev Jabez Jacob Young 1910 (3)
  • Mount Zion Baptist chapel, King Edward St, Blaengarw SS90219259 Built in 1900, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1905. Still in use in 1998 (4)

Graig Wen Particular Baptist, Cwmgarw, Llanginor

  • Graig Wen Particular Baptist, Cwmgarw, Llanginor Erected in 1831 Jenkin Thomas, Deacon, Lliest, Llanginor 1851 (8)
  • See also under Tylagwyn below

Calfaria Baptist chapel, Heol Llangeinor / Bettws Rd, Llangeinor

  • Calfaria Baptist chapel, Heol Llangeinor , Llangeinor SS91468763 Still in use in 2000 (4)
  • Calfaria Baptist Chapel is on Bettws Road and not on Heol Llangeinor. The original plan was for the existing building to become the vestry when a larger chapel was built facing what is now Pandy Rd. (9 - C T Davies 4/07 & 5/15)

Horeb Baptist chapel, Chapel/Dinam Terrace, Nantymoel

  • English Baptist chapel, Dinam Terrace, Nantymoel 500 sittings Built in 1894 Rev Thomas David Matthias 1895 (2)
  • Horeb English Baptist chapel, Dinam Terrace, Nantymoel 500 sittings Built in 1894 1910 (3)
  • Horeb Baptist chapel, Chapel Terrace, Nant-y-moel SS93569256 Built in 1894, still in use in 1998 (4)
  • 1879 - Horeb English Baptist established in the then day school for Nantymoel in Nantymoel Row (6)
  • There is a history of this chapel on the Ogmore Valley Local History site

Saron Welsh Baptist chapel, Station Rd, Nantymoel

  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Station Rd, Nantymoel 700 sittings Rev John Hughes 1895 (2)
  • Saron Welsh Baptist chapel, Station Rd, Nantymoel 700 sittings Rev John Hughes 1910 (3)
  • Saron Welsh Baptist chapel, Station Rd, Nant-y-moel SS934930 Built in 1872-4, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1878 and 1901, not in use by 1998 (4)
  • 1877 - Saron Welsh Baptist chapel opened in Nantymoel (6)
  • 1994 - Saron chapel, Nantymoel was demolished (6)
  • There is a history of this chapel on the Ogmore Valley Local History site (two pages)

Calvary English Baptist chapel, High St, Ogmore Vale (Tynewydd)

  • Calvary English Baptist chapel, High St, Ogmore Vale 200 sittings Built in 1877 1895 (2)
  • Calvary English Baptist chapel, High St, Ogmore Vale 290 sittings Built in 1877 1910 (3)
  • Calvary Baptist chapel, High St, Cwm Ogwr SS93339029 Built in 1880, still in use in 1998 (4)
  • Still open in 2008

Bethlehem Welsh Baptist chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale

  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale 650 sittings Built in 1876 Rev J A Humphreys 1895 (2)
  • Bethlehem Welsh Baptist chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale 730 sittings Built in 1872 1910 (3)
  • Bethlehem Baptist chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale SS93339057 Built in 1871 and rebuilt in 1876. Converted in 1996, not in use in 1999 (4)
  • 1876 - The Foundation Stone of Bethlehem Welsh Baptist chapel (Capel y Bedyddwyr) laid by Alex Brogden MP (6)
  • 1878 - Bethlehem Welsh Baptist chapel, Ogmore Vale chapel opened (6)
  • Here is a chapel history dated 1923 provided by Huw Daniel and the Ogmore Vale Local History Society

Philadelphia Welsh Baptist chapel, Cwm Ogwr, Ogmore Vale

  • Philadelphia Welsh Baptist chapel, Ogmore Vale 300 sittings Built in 1895 Rev T M Jones 1910 (3)
  • Philadelphia Baptist chapel, Cwm Ogwr, Ogmore Vale SS93328954 Built in 1895 (4)
  • May 1895 - The foundation stone of Philadelphia Chapel was laid by Mr. H. Dawkin Williams, Blackmill (6)
  • Here is a chapel history dated 1923 provided by Huw Daniel and the Ogmore Vale Local History Society

Hermon Baptist chapel, Glyn St/High St, Ogmore Vale

  • Hermon Baptist chapel, Glyn St/High St, Ogmore Vale SS93349021 Built in 1876 (4)

Welsh Baptist chapel, Tylagwyn

  • There is a Welsh Baptist chapel at Tylagwyn 1895 (2)
  • Tylagwyn Chapel. "Originally called Cwm Garw, this was changed to Tylagwyn when the newly extended building was opened in 1880/81. During the rebuilding an approach to the education authority was made and the use of a school room for a small fee was permitted. The Jenkin Thomas who gave the information regarding Cwmgarw in the 1851 Religious Census was an uncle of mine born circa 1804 at Gelli'ron Farm, Pontycymmer, and not to be confused with his brother-in-law Jenkin Thomas born 1802 at Llest Farm, the latter Jenkin being my ancestor." (C T Davies 5/15)
  • See also under Graig Wen, Cwmgarw above

Congregationalist

Nebo Welsh Congregational chapel, Katie St, Blaengarw

  • Welsh Congregational chapel, Blaengarw 700 sittings Built in 1889 Rev John Hughes 1895 (2)
  • Welsh Congregational chapel, Blaengarw 700 sittings Built in 1889 Rev John Hughes 1910 (3)
  • Nebo Independent chapel, Katie St, Blaengarw SS90119300 Built in 1890, demolished pre 1998 (4)

Bethel Welsh Congregational chapel, Commercial St, Nantymoel

  • Congregational chapel, Commercial St, Nantymoel Built in 1872 450 sittings Rev John Aelfryn Roberts 1895 (2)
  • Welsh Congregational chapel, Commercial St, Nantymoel Built in 1866 600 sittings Rev John Aelfryn Roberts 1910 (3)
  • Bethel Independent chapel, Commercial St, Nant-y-moel SS93479289 Built in 1867, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1872, still in use in 1998 (4)
  • 22 May 1891. MARRIAGE; MAY 19,AT BETHEL CHAPEL, NANTYMOEL, REV, J. HUGHES, CONGREGATIONAL MINISTER, BLAENGARW, TO GWEN JONES,OF NANTYMOEL FARM. (5)
  • 1872 - Bethel chapel, Nantymoel opened (6)
  • There is a journal article; The Early Historys of Bethania Chapel OV and Bethel Chapel Nantymoel by Terence Parsons B.Sc. [Hons]. (7)
  • Ind chapel, Nantymoel -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) copied by Gareth Hicks from the Cd published by Archive CD Books. With translation by Steve Stephenson (Oct 2008)

Soar Independent chapel, John St, Pricetown/Glynogwr/Nant-y-moel

  • Soar Independent chapel, John St, Pricetown/Blaenogwr/Nant-y-moel SS93849216 Not in use in 1997 (4)
  • 1903 - Soar chapel, Nantymoel opened (6)

Hope English Congregational chapel, Ogwr St, Pricetown, Nantymoel

  • Hope English Congregational chapel, Nantymoel 300 sittings Built in 1898 1910 (3)
  • Hope Independent chapel, Ogwr St, Pricetown, Nant-y-moel SS93759203 Built in 1898, not in use in 1998 (4)

Mount Zion Independent chapel, Station Rd, Nant-y-moel

  • Mount Zion Independent chapel, Station Rd, Nant-y-moel SS93389312 Built in 1882, still in use in 1998 (4)

Bethania Welsh Independent chapel, Bethania St, Ogmore Vale

  • Bethania Independent chapel, Ogmore Vale Opened in 1847, closed by 1992 (1)
  • Bethania Welsh Congregational, Bethania St, Ogmore Vale 600 sittings Built in 1876 Rev John Griffith Jones 1895 (2)
  • Bethania Welsh Congregational, Bethania St, Ogmore Vale 610 sittings Built in 1844 Rev John Griffith Jones 1910 (3)
  • Bethania Independent chapel, Bethania Row, Cwm Ogwr SS93369035 Built in 1848, modified, altered or rebuilt 1876, not in use in 1998 (4)
  • 1846 - Bethania Welsh Independent chapel, Ogmore Vale established. There are photographs of this chapel on the OVLHS site (6)
  • There is a journal article; The Early Historys of Bethania Chapel OV and Bethel Chapel Nantymoel by Terence Parsons B.Sc. [Hons]. (7)
  • 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 Steve Stephenson (Oct 2008)

English Congregational, High St, Ogmore Vale

  • English Congregational, High St, Ogmore Vale 500 sittings Built in 1901 1910 (3)
  • English Congregational church (United Reformed church), High St, Cwm Ogwr SS93299029 Built in 1903, still in use in 1998 (4)

Welsh Congregational chapel, Pontyrhyl

  • There is a Congregational chapel here with 250 sittings 1895 (2)
  • Welsh Congregational chapel, Pontyrhyl 250 sittings Built in 1880 1910 (3)

Methodist

Bethlehem English Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Victoria St, Blaengarw

  • Bethlehem English Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Victoria St, Blaengarw SS90269206 Built in 1913, not in use in 1997 (4)

Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist, Katie Street, Blaengarw

  • Welsh CM chapel, Blaengarw Built in 1891 Rev M J Mills 1895 (2)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Blaengarw Built in 1891 Rev Moses Evans 1910 (3)
  • Tabernacle CM chapel, Katie St, Blaengarw SS90079306 Built in 1891, still in use in 1998 (4)

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

  • Eglwys Tabernacl, Blaengarw, cofysgrifau (records) "Minutes of committees of Tabernacl Church, Blaengarw, 1925-1977, together with financial accounts, 1924-1981, collection books, 1945-1992, and pew books, 1925-2001."
    "Agorwyd Eglwys Tabernacl, Katie Street, Blaengarw, sir Forgannwg, ym mis Mai 1885. Tabernacl oedd capel Cymraeg Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru ym Mlaengarw: y capel Saesneg oedd Trinity. Caewyd Tabernacl ar 27 Mehefin 2002"
  • There was a small house-sized chapel adjoining Tabernacl Capel Y Trefnyddiaeth, Katie Street. This was built in 1885 and the memorial stone comments that it was "The first place of worship built on Blaen Garw". This predates all other places of worship in the community. (9 - C T Davies 4/07)

Trinity English Methodist chapel, Strand, Blaengarw

  • Trinity English Methodist chapel, Blaengarw 180 sittings Built in 1890 1895 (2)
  • Trinity English Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Blaengarw 180 sittings. Built in 1902 Rev P Marchant Lewis 1910 (3)
  • Trinity English CM chapel, Strand, Blaengarw SS90229304 Built in 1887, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1903, not in use in 1998 (4)

Dinam English Calvinistic Methodist, Dinam St, Nantymoel

  • Dinam CM chapel, Dinam St, Nant-y-moel SS93539255 Built in 1874, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1904-5. demolished pre 1997 (4)

Gilead English CM chapel, Dinam St, Nant-y-moel

  • English CM chapel, Dinam St, Nantymoel 250 sittings Built in 1878 Rev David Richards 1895 (2)
  • English CM chapel, Dinam St, Nantymoel 250 sittings Built in 1878 Rev Matthew J Mills 1910 (3)
  • Gilead English CM chapel, Dinam St, Nant-y-moel SS93459283 Built in 1878, demolished pre 1998 (4)
  • See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

Welsh CM chapel, Nantymoel

  • Welsh CM chapel, Nantymoel 600 sittings Built in 1874 Rev William James 1895 (2)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Nantymoel 600 sittings Built in 1874 Rev John M Davies 1910 (3)
  • 1874 - Dinam Welsh CM chapel opened in Nantymoel (6)

English CM chapel, Oakfield Terrace, Nantymoel

  • English CM chapel, Oakfield Terrace, Nantymoel Built in 1896 Rev John M Phillips 1910 (3)

Bethany CM chapel, Hill St, Pricetown, Nant-y-moel

  • Bethany CM chapel, Hill St, Pricetown, Nant-y-moel SS93789206 Built in 1896, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1905, disused pre 1998 (4)

Wesleyan English chapel, Nantymoel

  • Wesleyan English chapel, Nantymoel 1895 (2)

Calvinistic Methodist chapel at New Mill

Presbyterian church, Corbett St, Cwm Ogwr

  • Presbyterian church, Corbett St, Cwm Ogwr SS93249020 Not in use by 1997 (4)

Hermon Calvinistic Methodist, Tynewydd (Ogmore Vale)

  • Hermon Welsh CM chapel, High St, Ogmore Vale 600 sittings Rev Charles Williams 1895 (2)
  • Hermon Welsh CM chapel, High St, Ogmore Vale 600 sitting Rev Charles Williams 1910 (3)

Primitive Methodist (URC?) chapel, Corbett St, Ogmore Vale

  • Primitive Methodist chapel, Corbett St, Ogmore Vale 200 sittings 1895 (2)
  • Primitive Methodist chapel, Corbett St, Ogmore Vale 200 sittings 1910 (3)
  • Primitive Methodist, Cwm Ogwr, Ogmore Vale SS9390 Built in 1877 (4)
  • Coflein shows this chapel as a Primitive Methodist (built in 1877) in Cwm Ogwr - at SS9327790303 (which is in Corbett St) which appears to be the same spot as the post code of the modern Christchurch United Reformed Church/Meth in Corbett St, Cwm Ogwr at CF32 7BL given on the URC's own site (it is still open in 2011).

Bethel Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Corbett St, Ogmore Vale

  • Bethel Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Corbett St, Ogmore Vale SS93289032 Still in use in 2000 (4)

Cwm Ogwr Methodist church, Cwm Ogwr (Ogmore Vale)

  • Cwm Ogwr Methodist church, Cwm Ogwr, Ogmore Vale SS9390 (4)

Wesleyan chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale

  • Wesleyan chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale 600 sittings 1895 (2)
  • Wesleyan chapel, Commercial St, Ogmore Vale 600 sittings 1910 (3)

Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tynewydd Rd, Ogmore Vale

  • Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tynewydd Rd, Ogmore Vale SS93249068 Not in use in 2000 (4)

Methodist church, Pont-y-rhyl

  • Methodist church, Pont-y-rhyl SS90748936 (4)

Nazareth CM chapel, Bryn Villas, Lluest, Pont-y-rhyl

  • Nazareth CM chapel, Bryn Villas, Lluest, Pont-y-rhyl SS90738936 Built in 1887, not in use in 1998 (4)

Other (inc unidentified)

Hope Mission chapel, Ogwr St, Nantymoel

  • Hope Mission chapel, Ogwr St, Nantymoel Built in 1888 1895 (2)
  • Hope Mission chapel, Ogwr St, Nantymoel Built in 1888 1910 (3)
  • 1889 - Hope chapel, Nantymoel opened (6)

Gospel Temperance Mission (English), Station Rd, Nantymoel

  • Gospel Temperance Mission (English), Station Rd, Nantymoel Built in 1882 Rev William Bryant 1910 (3)

[Last Updated : 31 May 2015 - Gareth Hicks]