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Chapels database

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Pyle and Kenfig  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

 Additional sources


NB.  Kenfig Hill is partly in the parish of Pyle and Kenfig and partly in Tythegston parish



Pisgah Welsh Baptist, Kenfig Hill / Pyle

Mount Zion English Baptist chapel, Ffald Rd, Pyle

Baptist chapel, Pyle



Elim Congregational chapel, Crown Rd, Kenfig Hill

**Should have been listed under Tythegston parish

Independent, Ty yn y Gorse, Pyle and Kenfig



Moriah Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Moriah Place, Kenfig Hill

Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Kenfig Hill

St David's CM Church, Waun Bant Rd,  Kenfig Hill

Wesley Hall (Wesleyan Methodist chapel), Pwllgath St, Kenfig Hill

Capel-y-Pil Welsh CM chapel, Ffordd-yr-Eglwys, Pyle


Other (inc un-identified)

St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Pisgah St, Pyle

Bethel Mission, Pwllgath St, Kenfig Hill

Rehoboth Apostolic Church, Evans St, Pyle


A History of Taibach to 1872 by Rev.Richard Morgan.

Page 23.

Evan Thomas brother of William Thomas of Pyle died at Dyffryn Uchaf in 1780.

At that time William Thomas held the lease to the Old Barn Duffryn, where he allowed gods people to hold their religious services rent free. Before the death of Evan they had used Duffryn Uchaf.

William Thomas 1723-1811 a prominent preacher who was a member of the Seiat established by Howel Harris at Havod in 1743, optained the use of Duffryn Isaf barn- The Old Dyffryn- for the society and it was immediately converted into a chapel. The Chapel`s baptismal register notes the foundation date as 1777. [ a plaque on a house in Field Terrace, Taibach marks the spot of the Old Duffryn Barn this plaque interesting to note was made by John Williams, mason Taibach the Great Grandfather of Mr. Leslie Evans the well known local historian.].

William Thomas moved to Tydraw Farm Pyle, in 1760 but still frequently attended meetings at the old barn, he worked hard in the Pyle area and founded Capel y Pil in North Cornelly. He was also involved with the Chapel at Pen y Bryn, Margam.

On one of his visits back to Taibach William Thomas of Pyle introduced Siencyn Penhydd [Jenkin Thomas of Penhydd, Bryn]

The Pyle parish register shows us that there was a Thomas family at Tydraw Farm, Pyle as early as 1728 when it was named for the burial of one Ann Thomas.

One his arrival at Pyle in 1760 William Thomas still frequently attended meetings at the Old Barn Duffryn, but he worked hard in the Pyle area and founded " Capel y Pil " in North Cornelly.

[He is remembered with a plaque in the Chapel.]


Contributed by Allen Blethyn



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