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Chapels - Newton Nottage

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Newton Nottage database compiled by Brian Comley - with contributions from;

  • Gareth Hicks

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

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

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

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

Sources;

  • 1. Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel, National Library of Wales journal, Vol     VIII/4, Winter 1954.
  • 2. Newton Nottage and Porthcawl by Leonard S Higgins, Gomerian Press 1968
  • 3. Porthcawl Newton and Nottage by Alun Morgan, D.Brown and Sons Limited, Cowbridge 1987
  • 4. Morgan, Keith E. Around Porthcawl, Newton and Nottage. Chalfont Publishing Company, 1996
  • 5. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 6. Slaters Directory for 1880 - transcribed by Phil Mustoe
  • 7. Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910 - from the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 8. Kelly's Directory South Wales 1923 - from the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 9. Porthcawl Places of Worship published by Churches Together in Porthcawl, October 2004
  • 10. Porthcawl Town Guides 1999 & 2003, Kenrich
  • 11. Porthcawl Town Guide, Western Mail, 2004
  • 12. Porthcawl Town Guide, Western Mail, 2005
  • 13. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 -  the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 14. My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
  • 15. 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

 Additional Sources

Baptist

Unitarian, Nottage   SS81867817

  • 1846 - described as Baptist (General Baptist) in Tythe Schedule   (2)
  • Baptist & Unitarian Chapel, Nottage.   (5)
  • Unitarian, Nottage, Rev Evan Lloyd 1806/1846; Rev Titus Lloyd 1847/1878; Rev William John Phillips 1889/1928; Rev Thomas L Jones 1929/31; Rev David T Evans 1932/35; Rev Joseph J Potter 1935/41: Rev John Hinkins 1942/47; Rev Ernest J Williams 1947/?.   (2)
  • Unitarian (Welsh), Nottage    1880   (6)
  • Unitarian, Nottage, Rev William John Phillips. founded in 1789  1910   (7)
  • Unitarian, Nottage, Rev William John Phillips. founded in 1789   1923   (8)
  • General Baptist & Unitarian Church, Nottage   2004   (9)
  • Unitarian Church, Nottage   (10)
  • Baptist & Unitarian Chapel, Nottage   (11) & (12)
  • Nottage General Baptist          Erected before 1800         Titus Lloyd, Minister         1851  (15)

Noddfa , Porthcawl  SS81707714

  • Noddfa, Capel y Bedyddwyr, Philadelphia Road, Porthcawl. Built at a total cost of £5000 in 1939 and opened on 7 August 1940.   (2) & (4)
  • Noddfa Welsh Baptist Chapel Philadelphia Road..   (5)
  • Noddfa Baptist Chapel, Philadelphia Road, Rev Euros Miles   2004   (9)
  • Noddfa Chapel y Bedyddwyr, Philadelphia Road   (10)
  • Noddfa Chapel y Bedyddwyr, Philadelphia Road   (12)
  • Baptist (Welsh), Porth Cawl - Ministers various   (6)
  • Baptist Welsh, Porthcawl      1895  (13)

Gilgal, South Road, Porthcawl   SS81867633

  • Gilgal Baptist Chapel, South Road.  Opened June 1869. Sold June 1935 - congregation having moved to new Gilgal, Park Avenue, in 1923   (2) & (3)
  • Gilgal Baptist Chapel, South Road   (5)
  • Baptist English, Porthcawl    Rev J H Mills     1895  (13)

Gilgal, Park Avenue, Porthcawl   SS81627707

  • Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue. Built in 1923 seating 750, Rev T Arthur Davies.   (3)
  • Gilgal English Baptist Chapel, Park Avenue.   (5)
  • Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue, Rev James Brown   2004   (9)
  • Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue   (10)
  • Gilgal Baptist Church, Park Avenue    (12)

Gilgal, Woodland Avenue, Porthcawl

  • Gilgal Baptist Church, Woodland Avenue, Rev Ashley Lovett   2004   (9)
  • Gilgal Baptist Church, Woodland Avenue (10)

 

 

Congregationalist

Bethel Independent, Newton

  • 1808, June 4; Independent; a house called Bethel situated in the lower town of Newton Nottage; William Williams, Minister, Howell Evan, Lleision Harding, Rosser David, Edward Thomas   (1)

Eglwys Annibynol Tabernacl Porthcawl   SS81777721

  • Land and temporary chapel conveyed in 1929 "for the purpose of erecting a place of worship of God according to the usuages of Protestants of the denomination called Independents".   (2)
  • Tabernacl Welsh Independent Chapel, Fenton Place. Built in 1931 at cost of £4,300, seating 600. Congregation numbered 125, Rev David Morris.   (3)
  • Tabernacl Welsh Independent Chapel, Fenton Place. Built in 1931 (5)
  • Tabernacl Welsh Congregational Chapel, Fenton Place, Rev Rosan Saunders   2004   (9)
  • Tabernacl yr Annibynwyr Eglwys, Fenton Place   (10)
  • Tabernacl Eglwys yr Annibynwyr, Fenton Place   (12)
  • Independent - Porth Cawl - Rev. Jas. H. Walker (6)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Hope Chapel, Newton SS83307758

  • Hope Independent Chapel opened 1828. Renovated and enlarged in 1887 Congregation of 78 by 1890.   (2) & (4)
  • Hope Free Congregational Chapel, Newton Nottage Road, Newton. Built in 1828.   (5)
  • 1840, November 24; Independent; a building called Hope Chapel; Herbert Herbert, Minister of the Gospel   (1)
  • Hope Chapel, Newton Nottage Road   2004   (9)
  • Hope Chapel, Newton Nottage Road   (12)
  • Independent, Newton - Rev. Isaac Jones   (6)
  • Independent chapel (English), Newton Nottage        Opened in 1828, closed pre 1992      (14)
  • Hope Ind, Newton Nottage             Erected in 1827         John Hopkins, Minister             1851   (15)
  • 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 Steve Stephenson (Feb 2009)

New Road English Independent Chapel   SS82257720

  • English Congregational Chapel, New Road. Opened 1871, Rev. Watkin Joseph, who had come from Bethel. Conveyed to Porthcawl Masonic Hall Co.Ltd. in 1916.   (2) & (3)
  • New Road English Independent Chapel, New Road.   (5)
  • Congregational (English), New Road, Rev Rhys B Price  1910   (7)
  • Congregational English, Porthcawl        Rev James Southwell    1895  (13)
  • 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 Steve Stephenson (Feb 2009)

 

 

Methodist

CM=Calvinistic Methodist. PM= Primitive Methodist. WM-Wesleyan Methodist

Bethel, South Road, Porthcawl    SS81947760

  • Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, South Road. Completed and opened May 1886 (not 1885 as shown on the building).   (2) & (4)
  • Bethel English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, South Road   (5)
  • Bethel Presbyterian Chapel, South Road   2004   (9)
  • Bethel Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru, South Road   (10)
  • Egwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru Bethel, South Road   (12)
  • Bethel Porthcawl Welsh CM chapel        South Road, Porthcawl, Penybont ar Ogwr CF36 3DG - still open in 2006

Highfield, Porthcawl   SS81537693

  • Highfield United Reformed Church, Highfield Avenue. Demolished in 1984 after amalgamation with the Wesleyan Chapel (Trinity), John Street.   (4)
  • Highfield Independent Chapel (United Reformed Church,), Highfield Avenue   (5)

John Street English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Porthcawl   SS81797698

  • Wesleyan Chapel, John Street. Built and opened in 1871. Subsequently amalgamated with Highfield United Reformed Church in 1984 to form what is now Trinity Church. The Rev Colin R Richards was appointed the first minister of the combined congregation.   (4)
  • English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, John Street. Built in 1830.   (5)
  • Wesleyan (English), John Street (Bridgend Circuit)   1910   (7)
  • Wesleyan (English), John Street (Bridgend Circuit)   1923   (8)
  • (Trinity Methodist & United Reformed Church, John Street site) Rev Paul Floe   2004     (9)
  • Trinity Methodist URC, John Street   (10)
  • Trinity Methodist & United Reformed Church, John Street   (11) & (12)
  • Methodist (English), Porth Cawl - Ministers various   (6)
  • Wesleyan English, Porthcawl      1895  (13)
  • Wesleyan Preaching Room, Porthcawl (Western District)               Erected c 1830            J Spencer Jones, Minister, Bridgend           1851   (15)

Presbyterian Church, Arlington Road, Porthcawl   SS81727742

  • English Presbyterian, Arlington Road. Completed in 1925, Rev W J Davies.   (2) & (3)
  • Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Arlington Road.   (5)
  • The Presbyterian Church, Arlington Road   2004   (9)
  • Presbyterian Church in Wales, Arlington Road   (10)
  • Presbyterian Church, Arlington Road   (12)
  • Arlington Road Porthcawl English CM chapel                 Arlington Road, , Porthcawl, Morgannwg CF36 3ZW - still open in 2006

Welsh Methodist, Porthcawl

  • Methodist (Welsh), Porth Cawl - Ministers various   (6)                (Unclear which Methodist chapel this is)    
  • Calvinistic Methodist (Welsh), Porthcawl      1895  (13)                (Unclear which Methodist chapel this is)

 

 

Other  

Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, Porthcawl   SS82577734

  • Roman Catholic Church, New Road, Porthcawl, Church Porthcawl.   (5)
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea, Catholic, New Road  1910   (7)
  • Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, New Road, Fr Paul Millatr   2004   (9)
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, New Road   (10)
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea , 201 New Road   (11)
  • Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 201 New Road   (12)

Plymouth or Christian Brethren, Lias Road, Porthcawl

  • Lias Road  Front part of present Gospel Hall completed in 1909 & enlarged in 1929   (2)

Gospel Hall, Porthcawl

  • Gospel Hall, Lias Road. Completed in 1909 by the Plymouth or Christian Brethren and subsequently considerably enlarged.   (3)
  • Gospel Hall, Lias Road   1923   (8)
  • Gospel Hall, Lias Road    2004  (9)
  • Gospel Hall, Lias Road   (10)
  • Gospel Hall, Lias Road   (12)

Peniel Apostolic Church, Porthcawl   SS81777674

  • Peniel Apostolic Church, Hilsboro Place.  (5)

Jehovah Witness, Porthcawl

  • Jehovah Witness, The Kingdom Hall, Sandy Lane   (10)

 

[Last Updated :  2 June 2013 - Gareth Hicks]