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Chapels - St Brides Minor

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This St Brides Minor 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 Gareth's Help Page )

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

  • 1. My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992
  • 2. Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel, National Library of Wales journal,     Vol VIII/4, Winter 1954.
  • 3. Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • 4. Glamorgan Record Office in Cardiff  hold most extant parish church and non-conformist chapel records, these are     listed on their site (click 'history of your family' on main page and scroll down to the end of the next page)
  • 5. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 6. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 -  the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 7. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 -  the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 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

Additional source

Baptist

Nazareth Baptist chapel,Wigan Terrace, Bryncethin

  • St Brides Minor parish - 1802, November 26; Baptist; a house called Gwaun y Gwaddod in the occupation of William Lewis; Thomas Edward, David Richard, John David, Bartholomew Thomas, Morgan Thomas   (2)
  • Nazareth Baptist chapel, Wigan Terrace, Bryncethin     SS91358449   Still in use in 1998   (5)
  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists  1895  (6)
  • There are 2 Baptist chapels [in Bryncethin], one erected in 1887 with seats for 70 persons  and the other in 1908 to seat 200        1910  (7)

Baptist chapel, Bryncethin

  • There are 2 Baptist chapels [in Bryncethin], one erected in 1887 with seats for 70 persons  and the other in 1908 to seat 200        1910  (7)

Congregationalist

Peniel Congregational chapel, Bryncethin

  • Bryncethin Congregational chapel               Opened in 1825           Closed pre 1992   (1)
  • Peniel Ind chapel, Bryncoch, Bryncethin             SS91138394       Not still in use in 1998   (5)
  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists [St Brides Minor] 1895  (6)
  • There is a Congregational chapel [in Bryncethin], Peniel, erected in 1879 [?] with 300 sittings       1910  (7)

Betharan Congregational chapel, Brynmenin

  • Bryn Menyn Congregational chapel              Opened in 1809       Closed pre 1992     (1)
  • St Brides Minor parish -1809, January 24; Independent; a house called Beth-haran situated on a common called Brynymenin; William Williams, Rees Benjamin, Griffith Thomas, David Howell, Morgan Lewis   (2)
  • St Brides Minor parish - 1846, January 1; Independent; a building called Brynymenin in the hamlet of Ynysawdre; William Jones, Bridgend, Minister of the Gospel   (2)      [right place?]
  • Glamorgan FHS - MI s index         (3)
  • Glamorgan Record Office              (4)
  • Betharran Ind chapel, Brynmenyn               SS90598488        Still in use in 1998       (5)
  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists [St Brides Minor]    1895  (6)
  • Here [Brynmenyn, Ynysawdre] is a Welsh Congregational chapel erected in 1817 [?] with 320 sittings   1910  (7)
  • Betharan Ind, Brynmwyn                 Erected in 1806            Owen Owens, Minister          1851  (8)
  • 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)

Heol Laethog Independent chapel, Heol Laethog, St Brides Minor

  • Heol Laethog Independent chapel, Heol Laethog, St Brides Minor      SS93028477   (5)

 

Methodist

Bethania Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Bryncethin

  • There is a place of worship for Presbyterians.    (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) ) by Samuel Lewis
  • St Brides Minor parish -1806, December 29; Calvinist; a part of a house occupied by Thomas Jones called Brynymenin; William Williams, Griffith Hughes, Methusalem Jones, William Hopkin    (2)
  • Bethania CM chapel, Bryncoch, Bryncethin         SS91288411       Still in use in 1998       (5)
  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists [St Brides Minor] 1895  (6)
  • There is a CM chapel seating about 110 [Bryncethin]               1910  (7)

Bethlehem CM chapel, Bryn Rd, Brynmenyn, Ynysawdre

  •  Bethlehem CM chapel, Bryn Rd, Brynmenyn, Ynysawdre       SS90258470       Still in use in 1999   (5)
  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists [St Brides Minor] 1895  (6)
  • Brynmenyn English CM chapel         Bryn Road, Brynmenyn, Pen y Bont ar Ogwr, CF32 9LA - still open in 2006

Halleluiah Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Bryncoch, Bryncethin

  • Halleluiah Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Bryncoch, Bryncethin       SS91078371   Not in use in 1997   (5)
  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists [St Brides Minor] 1895  (6)
  • There is a Wesleyan  chapel with about 100 sittings  [Bryncethin]   1910  (7)

Wesleyan Methodist chapel, St Brides Minor

  • There are chapels for Wesleyans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists [St Brides Minor] 1895  (6)
  • There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel (St Brides Minor)                   1910  (7)   

 

Other (inc un-identified)

 None

 

[Last Updated :  8 Nov 2011   -   Gareth Hicks]