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Chapels - Penarth

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Penarth database compiled by 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

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

General books on Penarth chapels

  • There is an article by Gibbs, John. The ongoing life of the chapels in Penarth. Capel 14 (1990)

Baptist

Welsh Baptist chapel, Hickman Rd

  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Hickman Rd No regular minister 1895 (5)

Penuel Welsh Baptist chapel, Plassey St, Penarth

  • Penuel Welsh Baptist chapel, Plassey St, Penarth ST18267199 Built in c 1877 (1)
  • Penuel Welsh Baptist Records held (4)
  • Welsh Baptist, Plassey St Seats 240 1895 (5)
  • Penuel Welsh Baptist, Plassey St Seats 200 Rev John Onfal Jenkins 1910 (6)

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

  • Penuel Welsh Baptist Church (Eglwys Bedyddwyr Cymraeg Penuel) was established in Penarth, Glamorgan by 1880, and remained active in 1930
    "Miscellaneous receipts re. Sunday school outings, 1882-1916; certificates and letters of transfer from other churches to Penuel Welsh Baptist Church, 1897-1906, minutes books, account books, cash books, registers, contribution books, subscription books and diaries, 1880-1930."

Stanwell Rd English Baptist chapel, Penarth

  • Stanwell Rd English Baptist chapel, Penarth ST18327142 Built in 1895-6, still in use in 1998 (1)
  • English Baptist Seats 300 Rev Isaac Octavius Stalberg 1895 (5)
  • English Baptist, Stanwell Rd Seats 580 Rev Albert Law 1910 (6)
  • There is a book by Gardiner, Robert. Within these walls : a history of Stanwell Road Baptist Church, Penarth. Penarth : Stanwell Road Baptist Church, 1996 (3)

Tabernacle English Baptist chapel, Plassey Street, Penarth

  • Tabernacle English Baptist chapel, Plassey St ST18387191 Built in 1865, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1885 and 1895, still in use in 1998 (1)
  • Tabernacle English Baptist Records held (4)
  • English Baptist, Plassey St Seats 450 Rev William Gershon Davies 1895 (5)
  • Tabernacle English Baptist, Plassey St Seats 800 Rev David Davies 1910 (6)
  • Baptist chapel, Penarth Slaters Directory 1871
  • Records details on Archives Network Wales
    "...... a building in Salop Street registered as meeting-house in 1864 ... congregation moved to Ludlow Street.. in 1868 Tabernacle separated from its mother church, Bethany in Cardiff. The building of a chapel in Plassey Street .. seated 270 persons.. completed in 1870. By 1884 .. new daughter chapel established in Standwell Road. In 1887 schoolroom constructed .. modified in 1895 ... refurbished in 1988/1989.. still open ..."
    "including: minutes of church meetings, 1868-1971; minutes of deacons' meetings, 1897-1980; list of members, 1868-1957; registration certificates, 1874,1895; general account books, 1909-1984 (with gaps); cash books, 1880-1962; receipts, 1929-1950 (with gaps); church notice books, 1918-1923, 1966-1969; papers relating to the re-building of the chapel, 1886-1914; papers relating to the Sunday School, 1885-1959; Jubilee Souvenir, 1914; and postcards/photographs, 1914-1918"
  • There is a book:- Tabernacle Baptist Church, Penarth : the story of fifty years, 1864 - 1914. Cardiff : The Educational Publishing Co., [1914?] (3)
Baptist house of Thomas Phillip
  • [Penarth] 1819, September 29; Baptist; the dwelling-house of Thomas Phillip, farmer, being part of the estate of the Earl of Plymouth; the said Thomas Phillip, David Evans, Minister, William Edward, William Lewis (2)

Congregationalist

Bethel Welsh Ind chapel, Plassey St, Penarth

  • Bethel Welsh Ind chapel, Plassey St, Penarth ST18317194 Built in 1871, modified, altered or rebuilt 1879, still in use in 1998 (1)
  • Ind chapel, Penarth Slaters Directory 1871
  • Welsh Congregational, Plassey St Seats 500 Rev John Evans 1910 (6)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Christchurch (English Independent), Stanwell Rd, Penarth

  • Christchurch (English Independent), Stanwell Rd, Penarth ST18537166 Built in c 1883, modified, altered or rebuilt in c 1897, demolished pre 1998 (1)
  • English Congregational, Stanwell Rd Seats 668 Rev Jonathan Evans 1910 (6)

Methodist

Albert Rd English Wesleyan chapel, Penarth

  • Albert Rd English Wesleyan chapel, Penarth ST18637190 Built in 1906, still in use in 1998 (1)
  • Wesleyan Methodist, Albert Rd Seats 700 Rev J Walthew Simister supt and Rev Robert Bond 1910 (6)
  • Still open 2005 (listed on upmystreet site)

Arcot St English Wesleyan chapel, Penarth

  • Arcot St English Wesleyan chapel , Penarth ST18377210 Built in 1864, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1882, closed in 1965 (1)
  • Wesleyan chapel, Penarth Rev Charles Williams Slaters Directory 1871
  • The Church of St Paul in Arcot St, previously a Wesleyan chapel, was re-roofed and refitted as a church in 1907 1910 (6)

Elfed Avenue United Church Penarth

Bethania Welsh CM chapel, Hickman Rd, Penarth

  • Bethania Welsh CM chapel, Hickman Rd, Penarth ST18387174 Built after 1897, demolished pre1998 (1)
  • Welsh CM, Hickman Rd Rev William Davies 1910 (6)

Welsh CM chapel, Jubilee Hall

  • Welsh CM chapel, Jubilee Hall 1895 (5)

Sardis Welsh CM chapel (Presbyterian Church of Wales), Plassey St, Penarth

  • Sardis CM chapel (Presbyterian Church of Wales), Plassey St, Penarth ST18547190 Opened in 1861, renovated in 1879, demolished in the late C20th ? (1)
  • CM chapel, Penarth Slaters Directory 1871
  • CM (Presbyterian), Plassey St Seats 250 Rev J M Saunders 1895 (5)
  • CM or Welsh Presbyterian, Plassey St Seats 250 Rev Thomas O Jones 1910 (6)

Trinity English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Stanwell Rd/Woodland Place, Penarth

  • Trinity English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Stanwell Rd/Woodland Place, Penarth ST18197151 Built in 1899-1901, still in use in 1998 (1)
  • Trinity Wesleyan Methodist, Stanwell Rd Seats 600 Rev J Walthew Simister supt and Rev Robert Bond 1910 (6)
  • There is a book by Gibbs, John Morel. Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth : a portrait. Peterborough : Methodist Publishing House, 1994 (3)
  • And another;- Trinity Methodist Church, Penarth 1890-1986. Penarth : Trinity Methodist Church, 1986 (3)

Other (or unidentified)

Quakers

St Joseph's Roman Catholic church

  • St Joseph's Catholic Church in the High St, and abutting on the north end of Arcot St was built in 1877 with sittings for 200, attached is a school built in 1880 Rev William Joseph Clement, priest 1895 (5) and Rev Stephen L Rossetti 1910 (6)
  • Roman Catholic chapel, Penarth Slaters Directory 1871
  • There is a book by Fanning, David. St. Joseph's Penarth : a brief history of the parish and Catholic Penarth. Penarth : Hallmark Books, 1990 (3)

St Peter's Seamen's Mission Rooms, Docks

  • St Peter's Seamen's Mission Rooms Rev Charles William Hemson Browne, chaplain 1895 (5) and Rev Wm Popham Hosford 1910 (6)

Mortuary chapel, Castle Ave, Lower Penarth

  • Mortuary chapel, Castle Ave, Lower Penarth ST17917012 Not still in use in 1999 (1)

Gospel Hall Bretheren chapel, Plassey St, Penarth

  • Gospel Hall Bretheren chapel, Plassey St, Penarth ST18507187 Built in 1877 (1)

Plymouth Brethren's Meeting House, Plassey St

  • Plymouth Brethren's Meeting House, Plassey St 1910 (6)

[Last Updated : 6 Oct 2009 - Gareth Hicks]