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Chapels database

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Ystradyfodwg database compiled by Gareth Hicks with contributions from;

Gilfach Goch is included here although more accurately should be under Llantrisant, with part also in Llandyfodwg

Dinas is included under Llantrisant although bits of it may be in Ystradyfodwg

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

General Introduction

"Between 1899 and 1915 a total of 121 applications for the erection of churches, chapels and vestries were approved by the Rhondda Urban District Council. By 1905 there were 151 Nonconformist chapels with a seating capacity of 85,105 within the Rhondda. Despite this the current situation in the Rhondda is very different. Christianity for the most part has lapsed into tradition and lethargy and most of the chapels which previously held worshipping congregations have now been closed, converted into flats or used for business activity."
From the National Assembly of Wales page 'A465 Dualling' site, that was

"The 2001 Census shows that today in Wales fewer than one in ten people regularly attend a church or chapel, slightly lower than the figures for Scotland and England. However, it also shows that over 70% of Welsh people see themselves as Christian, perhaps demonstrating that while they don't actively worship God, their lives are still strongly influenced by Christian values and principles. And that is not really surprising in historic terms, because one of the defining characteristics of the Welsh is the Christian religion. "  (From  BBC Wales )

 

Baptist

  • There is a book by Williams, John Rufus. Ystradiana : neu Hanes Bedyddwyr Ystradyfodwg : yng nghyd a byr adroddiad am y flwyddyn 1885. Ystrad : Thomas J. Davies, 1886.
    The History of the Baptists of Ystradyfodwg. See Glamorgan FHS journal vol 72/Dec 2003 for a translation (first part) by Jennet and Ceri Davies. Also part two in Glamorgan FHS journal 73/March 2004.       (3)

Bethany English Baptist chapel, Blaen Clydach

  •  Bethany English Baptist chapel, Blaen Clydach                           Rev Sydney Burnett       1910  (9)

Noddfa Baptist chapel (Bethel Bush Mission church), Clydach Rd, Blaenclydach

  • Noddfa Baptist chapel, Clydach Rd, Blaenclydach            SS983930      Renamed Bethel Bush Mission church, or , possibly, a completely new chapel on same site, built in 1868, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1876 and 1893, demolished pre 1998         (1)

Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaencwm

  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaencwm                 Rev Daniel William Hopkins               1895  (8)           
  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaencwm                   Rev W Cynon Evans            1910  (9)      

I suspect that this chapel is in fact the one shown on the Pillars of Faith site as follows;- " Blaenycwm(1868) Welsh Baptist, Wyndham Street, Treherbert       Built: 1870 [Sittings: 840] "  Certainly the same photograph as on the Welsh Chapesl and Churches site
 [Although generally in Treherbert it seems Wyndham St may well be in a more modern area called Blaencwm.]

Calfaria Welsh Baptist chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda

  • Calfaria Welsh Baptist, Brook St, Blaenrhondda   Extant Records   (6)
  • Blaenrhondda Welsh          Rev Griffith Matthews       1895  (8)                and   1910  (9)

Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Clydach Vale

  • Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Clydach Vale        Rev Owaldo James    1895  (8)
  • Noddfa Welsh, Clydach Vale                    Rev Thomas T Jones     1910  (9)

Calfaria Welsh Baptist chapel, Marian St, Clydach Vale

  • Calfaria Welsh Baptist chapel, Marian St, Clydach Vale            SS97569304     Demolished pre 1998     (1)
  • Calvaria Welsh, Clydach Vale         Rev William E Davies         1895  (8)                 and  1910  (9)

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

  • "The first Calfaria Welsh Baptist Chapel building was erected at Marien Street, Clydach vale, Glamorgan, in 1877, as a branch of the Jerusalem chapel, Llwynypia. In 1882 a larger chapel was constructed. The Chapel remained active into the 1990s"
    "Church minute meeting book, 1916-1934; ledger, 1927-1968; draft monthly receipt and payment accounts, 1960; and History of Calfaria, Clydach Vale, [c. 1990]."

Bethany English Baptist chapel, Clydach rd, Clydach Vale

  • Bethany English Baptist chapel, Clydach rd, Clydach Vale      SS98189303     Built in 1904, rebuilt 1986, still in use in 2000           (1)

Bethel English Baptist chapel, Park Rd, Cwmparc

  • Bethel English Baptist chapel, Park Rd, Cwmparc    SS94869594         Built in 1873 and rebuilt 1904, still in use in 2000   (1)
  • Bethel English, Cwmparc            Rev G O Roberts                1910  (9)
  • "......... The establishment of Bethel Baptist Church, Cwmparc in 1904 drew some members away from Horeb [Treorchy] although the two chapels initially shared a minister ....  "      Archives Network Wales

Salem Welsh Baptist chapel, Cwmparc

  • Welsh Baptist, Cwmpark           Rev D C Jones          Slaters Directory for 1880
  • Bethel (should be Salem) Welsh, Cwmpark           Rev David C Jones                1895   (8
  • Salem Welsh Baptist chapel, Cwmparc        Rev James Davies        1910  (9)

Bethel English Baptist chapel, Fountain St, Ferndale

  • Bethel English Baptist chapel, Fountain St, Ferndale        SS99999693      Built in 1873, still in use in 1998    (1)
  • Bethel English Baptist             Extant Records   (6)
  • Bethel English                Rev W M Thomas        1910  (9)

Nazareth Welsh Baptist chapel, Ferndale

  • Nazareth Welsh Baptist chapel, Ferndale                   Rev Thomas Humphreys             1910  (9)

Internet 'For sale' details seen Nov 2011 - " Offers in Region of £30,000; Character Property for sale Nazareth Baptist Chapel George Street, Blaenllechau, Ferndale, CF43 4PN. The premises is offered for sale with vacant possession. The property is not a Listed building. There is however a covenant within the lease which states that the chapel premises must remain however can be converted to domestic use if required. Unexpired term of lease 999 year from 1866."

Salem Newydd Welsh Baptist chapel, Dyffryn St, Ferndale  

  • Salem Newydd Welsh Baptist chapel, Dyffryn St, Ferndale    ST00019656     Built in 1877 (1)
  • Salem Newydd Welsh Baptist, Duffryn St, Ferndale    Extant Records           (6)  
  • Salem Newydd Welsh                                Rev Isaac Jones    1910  (9)
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  • Congregation and chapel banner outside Salem Newydd, Ferndale, c 1913 on the People's Collection Wales site
  • I am researching the history of this chapel which opened in 1877 and closed in 1994 (not 1992) and which my family and I attended.
    Most of the old records which exist are at Glamorgan Record Office although annual reports for some years from 1915 -1942 (with some gaps) are at the National Library in Aberystwyth where this is also a history of the church written by Thomas Johns in 1937 on the 60th anniversary. ('Braslun o Hanes Salem Newydd, Ferndale'). Other records are in my posession and I will be depositing them in due course between the GRO and the National Library.  (Dr Peter Brooks Nov 2006)
  • Title - 'SALEM NEWYDD'  - Hanes ac Atgofion / A History and Memories.   ISBN : 978-0-9557858-0-1.  Author: Dr Peter Brooks.   Language - bilingual, alternate pages English and Welsh. Pages - 288 with over 100 illustrations, both colour and black and white. Laminated card cover.
    Price £12.75 with p&p to UK addresses.  (£10 if collected). Profits to Christian Aid.  Contact via e-mail : peter_t_brooks@hotmail.com
    Local libraries in RCT and Cardiff are purchasing copies and a copy will be deposited at the British Library, National Library of Wales and at the RCAHMW. (Peter Brooks 2/2008)

 Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales   

  • "Salem Newydd Welsh Baptist Chapel, Ferndale..... was opened in 1877-1879. It closed in 1992. (but see above)"
     "......... register of contributions to ministry, 1903-1917; Sunday School attendance book, 1889-1909; account book, 1894-1918; and loan account book, 1883-1935."

Zion Welsh Baptist chapel, Ferndale

  •  Zion Welsh Baptist chapel, Ferndale                        Rev Isaac Jones         1910  (9)

Hope English Baptist chapel, Park View, Gelli

  • Hope English Baptist chapel, Park View, Gelli            SS97349503         Still in use in  2003               (1)
  • Gelli Hope English Baptist    Extant Records   (6)
  • Hope English, Gelli                  1910  (9)
  • The original chapel was built in 1902 and become the school-room to a larger chapel consecrated in 1906 after the 1904/5 Revival. This chapel closed in 2003 and the congregation have returned to the earlier chapel.
    1898 - small group established an Engish Speaking church in Gelli - to be called "Hope"
    1902- first Hope chapel built and consecrated 25/05/1902
    1905- foundation stone of larger chapel laid 13/11/1905
    1906 - new chapel consecrated 25/05/1906. First minister - Daniel Davies 1906-1909
    1969 - no resident minister since 1969
    2003 - Hope Chapel closes due to financial shortfalls - but church has moved back to smaller building of 1902 and continues to thrive.
    (Copied from The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW) site "Based on information provided by the chapel secretary")  

Siloam Welsh Baptist chapel, Gelli Rd, Gelli

  • Siloam Welsh Baptist chapel, Gelli Rd, Gelli         SS97489493        Built in 1890, demolished pre 1997    (1)
  • Siloam Welsh, Gelli                         1910  (9)

Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, High St, Gilfach Goch

  • Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, High St, Gilfach Goch     SS98189029       Built in 1868, modified, altered or rebuilt 1874, demolished pre 1997           (1)

Beulah Baptist chapel, Tyntyla Rd, Llwynypia

  • Beulah Baptist chapel, Tyntyla Rd, Llwynypia          SS99659441           Demolished pre 1995                   (1)

Carmel English Baptist chapel, Church St (Rear of Ceridwen St), Maerdy

  • Carmel English Baptist chapel, Church St (Rear of Ceridwen St), Maerdy         SS97369840   Built in 1895, not still in use in 1998        (1)

Sion (Seion) Welsh Baptist chapel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy

  • Sion Welsh Baptist chapel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy           SS97559810      Built in 1882, still in use in 2000   (1)
  • There is a book/article  'A future and a hope' : the story of Seion Baptist Church, Maerdy. Evangelical Magazine of Wales 31/2 (1992), p. 20-2            (3)
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  • Originally Welsh-speaking but in recent years has used English   -  the rhondda site (site disappeared)
  • There is a photograph of this chapel on  Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Photographic Archive
  • On  rhondda churches is a link to  the site of this chapel

Moriah Welsh Baptist chapel, Llewellyn St, Pentre    (Capel Bedyddwyr)

  • Moriah Welsh Baptist chapel, Llewellyn St, Pentre       SS96839618      Built in 1874, not still in use in 1998   (1)
  • Moriah Welsh Baptist          Extant Records    (6)
  • Moriah Welsh, Pentre                   1895  (8)
  • Moriah Welsh, Pentre          Rev Thomas Davies    1910  (9)
  • Welsh Baptist, Pentre          Rev David Davies        Slaters Directory for 1880
  • 1801, January 28; Baptist; a house called Ty Howel Lewelin Rewl vach in the tenure and occupation of Howel Lewelin; David Hughes, Minister, Edward Evan, Minister, William Morgan, Edmund James, Jenkin Thomas, John Evan, the said Howel Lewelyn, William Thomas, Jenkin Edward, Evan Thomas    (7)            [right place?]

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales;

  • "Moriah Welsh Baptist Chapel, otherwise known as Capel Bedyddwyr Moreia, Pentre, Rhondda, Glamorgan, was officially opened in 1874."
    "Programme for centenary celebrations, 1975"

Zion English Baptist chapel, Pleasant View, Pentre

  • Zion English Baptist chapel, Pleasant View, Pentre          SS97219560       Built in 1878, demolished pre 1998   (1)
  • Zion English, Pentre               1895  (8)                        and  1910  (9)

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales;

  • "Zion English Baptist Chapel (Glamorgan), was established in 1865, as the first English Baptist church in the Rhondda valleys to answer the spiritual needs of the English and Welsh 'English-only' immigrants (many of whom came from Montgomeryshire), employed largely in the local coal-mines, notably after the opening of Pentre, Bodringallt and Maendy collieries 1864-1865 and Gelli colliery 1870. The church began in an old cart-shed in Forge Street, Pentre, but services were transferred to Pentre School, Pleasant View. The first meeting-house on the present site in Pleasant Street was completed in November 1868, but increasing numbers of communicants required the construction of a new chapel on the same site 1877-1879. The chapel suffered financial and pastoral difficulties during the first 50 years of its history but growing numbers meant that an extension to the building was required in 1906"
    ".......... includes: a mortgage, 1 May 1884; abstract of title [? mid 19th century]-1888 reciting lease for 99 years from George Salisbury to the trustees of Zion Baptist Chapel,1878; trust deed, 1 Feb. 1889; abstract of title of the trustees of the will of the late Crawshay Bailey to freehold hereditaments, part of the Crawshay Baileys' estate with marginal notes, 1962; conveyance, 1962; memorandum giving names of trustees, 15 Jun. 1919 and 28 Jan. 1961; and a letter concerning improvement grant to 6 Maindy Road, Ton Pentre, from W. Noel Thomas, town clerk, to Walter John Rees, secretary, Zion Baptist Chapel, 16 Augusta Street, Ton Pentre, 26 Jan. 1966"

Bethany English Baptist chapel, Penygraig

Soar Welsh Baptist chapel, Penygraig Rd, Penygraig

  • Soar Welsh Baptist chapel (Soar Ffrwyd : Soar Dinas), Penygraig Rd, Penygraig       SS99849150      Built in 1832, modified, altered or rebuilt 1858, 1875 and 1903. Closed 1978.       (1)
  • Capel Soar               MIs index   (5)
  • Zoar Baptist          Extant Records    (6)
  • Zoar Welsh, Penygraig               1895  (8)
  • Zoar Welsh Baptist                     Rev David C Jones  1910  (9)
  • Welsh Baptist, Pen-y-graig          Rev  Hugh Hughes    Slaters Directory for 1880
  •  1840, October 7; Baptist; a chapel called Soar situated near Dinas Colliery; Robert Edwards of Dinas, Baptist Minister, William Jones, Alice Jones    (7)
  • Soar Baptist, Dinas              Erected in 1831/32          William Lewis, Minister            1851    (11)
  • There is a book by Thomas, John A.  Soariana . (name Index) Tonypandy : Robert Davies a'i Gyf, Argraffwyr, [1906?].  - translation published by Glamorgan FHS. A History of Soar Chapel, Pen-y-graig [preachers names and brief history 1834-1901]. p56     (3)
    Extract from;
    "The cause started by Mr William David who had moved to Dinas from Bridgend and was known as William David "Y Garreg" [the Rock] because of the large rock near his home in Bridgend. He settled in Dinas in 1811 as the Overseer of the Dinas Colliery and also to keep the public House known as the 'White Rock'. Around 1813 Mr David gave a room in the lower house in White Rock Row for the purpose of holding religious meetings and it is believed that the famous Welsh preacher, Christmas Evans, preached from here.  It was in the upper room of this same house that the Baptist Cause at Ainon, Tonyrefail was started in 1861. In 1825 the Penygelli School was built for the purpose of a Day School and religious meetings.  The first Baptism at Dinas took place in August 1825 in a large well near the White Rock. In May 1830 a lease was obtained on a parcel of land at Ffrwdamos."   (Jill Muir)
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  • 1904; EVAN ROBERTS SPEAKS AT PENYGRAIG & WILLIAMSTOWN, AT SOAR & PISGAH CHAPELS  (10)
  • "One chapel in South Wales Central that is receiving significant investment from the Arts Council of Wales is Soar Ffrwdamos ..... which will be providing an enhanced arts facility to be run by Valleys Kids"         (Rhondda Today  2005)

Welsh Baptist chapel, Pontygwaith

  •  Welsh Baptist chapel, Pontygwaith                       Rev John Richard Phillips              1910  (9)

Hebron Welsh Baptist chapel, Church St, Ton Pentre

  • Hebron Welsh Baptist chapel, Church St, Ton Pentre            SS97189535      Built in 1870, modified, altered or rebuilt 1889 with schoolroom added 1908, demolished pre 1998            (1)
  • Hebron Welsh Baptist   Extant Records        (6)
  • Hebron Welsh, Ton                             Rev Evan William Davies       1895  (8)                and  1910  (9)

Capel-y-Bedydwyr, Rhys St, Tonypandy

  • Capel-y-Bedydwyr, Rhys St, Tonypandy              SS99769250                  (1)
  • Welsh Baptist, Ton-y-pandy           Rev J R Jones       Slaters Directory for 1880                         [right place?]

Moriah Welsh Baptist chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy

  • Moriah Welsh Baptist chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy                SS99509239        Built in 1905, not still in use in 2002      (1)
  • Moriah, Ton-y-pandy                   1910  (9)

Jerusalem Welsh Baptist chapel, Llwynypia Rd, Tonypandy/Llwynypia

  • Jerusalem Welsh Baptist chapel, Llwynypia Rd, Tonypandy     SS99229287      Built in 1896 demolished 1984?  (1)
  • Jerusalem Welsh, Llwynypia [in Tonypandy]                Rev E Jones   1895  (8)

Bethel English Baptist chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy

  • Bethel English Baptist chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy            SS99429247        Built in 1870, modified, altered or rebuilt 1879, still in use in 1998         (1)
  • Bethel English, Tonypandy                    Rev Daniel Davies     1895   (8)
  • Bethel English                                        Rev Edward Dennis   1910  (9)

Bethlehem Welsh Baptist chapel (Elim Pentecostal: Big Elim:Temple), Miskin Rd, Trealaw

  • Bethlehem Welsh Baptist chapel (Elim Pentecostal: Big Elim:Temple), Miskin Rd, Trealaw      SS99759242 Demolished pre 1998  (1)
  • Bethlehem Welsh                 1895   (8)                   and  1910  (9)
  • Welsh Baptist, Trealaw    Rev William Morris     Slaters Directory for 1880                         [right place?]

Carmel English Baptist chapel, Victoria St, Trealaw

  • Carmel English Baptist chapel, Victoria St, Trealaw             ST00019215     Not still in use in 1998          (1)
  • Carmel English, Trealaw                      Rev John Lamb    1910  (9)
  • English Baptist, Trealaw              (ministers various)            Slaters Directory for 1880

Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel (Pentecostal), Maesyffynnon Terrace, Trealaw

  • Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel (Pentecostal), Maesyffynnon Terrace, Trealaw           ST00189212    Still in use in 2000       (1)

Bethany English Baptist chapel, Abertonllwyd St, Treherbert

  • Bethany English Baptist chapel, Abertonllwyd St, Abertonllwyd, Treherbert        SS93749857       Built in or around 1873 with modifications before 1910 and renovations in 1947, still in use in 1999     (1)
  • Bethany English Baptist             Extant Records  (6)
  • Bethany English, Treherbert                  Rev Ivan Meredyth            1895   (8)      and [minister not named]  1910  (9)
  • English Baptist, Treherbert           Rev J Rosser  Slaters Directory for 1880.

Hope English Baptist chapel, Treherbert

  •  Hope English Baptist chapel, Treherbert                       1910  (9)

Libanus Welsh Baptist chapel, Bute St, Treherbert

  • Libanus Welsh Baptist chapel, Bute St, Treherbert         SS94219823    Built in 1840, modified, altered or rebuilt 1858, 1867 and 1908, not still in use in 1997   (1)
  • Libanus Baptist   MIs index  (5)
  • Libanus Welsh Baptist     Extant Records  (6)
  • Libanus Welsh, Treherbert                          Rev Henry Harries           1895  (8)                 and   1910  (9)
  • Libanus Welsh Baptist chapel, Bute St, Treherbert. A marriage certificate  dated 13 Oct 1869 shows this as a Particular Baptist chapel with Lewis Jones as minister.(from Martin Thompson)
  • Welsh Baptist, Treherbert            Rev Lewis Jones          Slaters Directory for 1880
  • Libanus Particular Baptist, Blaenycwm        Erected in 1839     Howard Lewellyn, Deacon       1851    (11)  
  • Libanus Chapel was founded on land at Cwmsaerbren - see further text below.
    The Rev. David Pryse Williams (1878-1952), Baptist Minister and local  historian, was pastor at Libanus, Treherbert from 1920-1952    (Ron Davies)
  • Seen in  newspaper in 2006 - Libanus Chapel Treherbert to be demolished with  resiting of burial ground to accommodate building of family homes
  • See also  Capeli (2005 list of chapels under threat)
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  • Rhys, W. J. 'Hanes Libanus Treherbert' [The history of Libanus Chapel, Treherbert]. Trafodion Cymdeithas Hanes Bedyddwyr Cymru (1964)

See also entry above for Welsh Baptist chapel, Blaencwm which may well be in 'Treherbert'

 

Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel, Treorchy

  • Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel, Treorchy                 Rev James Davies         1910  (9)

Beulah Welsh Baptist chapel (Apostolic), High St, Treorchy

  • Beulah Welsh Baptist chapel (Apostolic), High St, Treorchy         SS96389657       Not still in use in 1995         (1)

Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Bute St, Treorchy

  • Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Bute St, Treorchy              SS959968       Built in 1875, damaged in 1985, demolished pre 2000            (1)
  • Noddfa Welsh, Treorchy          Rev William Morris        1895  (8)                     and  1910  (9)
  • Welsh Baptist, Treorky               Rev William Morris           Slaters Directory for 1880

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales  -

  • "Noddfa Welsh Baptist Chapel (Capel Bedyddwyr Cymraeg Noddfa), Treorchy, Glamorgan was established c. 1866, and remained active in 1969"
    " Records........account books, 1876-1966, memorial fund collection book, 1969; and illuminated address, 1930"
  • Baptist Union of Wales/ Welsh Baptist History Society records  "Baptist Union of Wales handbook of annual meeting, Noddfa chapel,Treorchy 1909; Transactions of the Welsh Baptist History Society, 1985"

Horeb English Baptist chapel, Chapel St/Horeb St, Treorchy

  • Horeb English Baptist chapel, Chapel St/Horeb St, Treorchy            SS95979679        Built in 1870, demolished 1993             (1)
  • Horeb English Baptist          Extant Records   (6)
  • Horeb English, Treorchy         Rev Benjamin T Davies              1895  (8)
  • Horeb English, Treorchy             Rev William Morgan Jones   1910  (9)
  • English Baptist, Treorky    Rev Daniel Davies       Slaters Directory for 1880.

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales  

  • "Baptist services first began at Ystradfechan Farm, Treorchy ... in 1870 .. schoolroom built to accommodate worshippers ........ first Horeb chapel  constructed in 1874. The establishment of Bethel Baptist Church, Cwm-parc, in 1904, drew some members away from Horeb although the two chapels initially shared a minister ....  extended in 1905-1906, ... subsequently demolished"
    "Records of the Horeb English Baptist Church: church executive council minutes, 1933-1935; Sunday school minutes, 1873-1957; Sunday school attendance register, 1917-1931; members' contributions book and church accounts, 1911-1950; copy of Horeb E. B. Church, Treorchy: a history of the church, by W. D. Jones, 1965; invitation programme to centenary special preaching services, 1970; and notice of centenary celebration, 1970."

Beulah English Baptist chapel, Edmonds St, Tylorstown

  • Beulah English Baptist chapel, Edmonds St, Tylorstown              ST01099529      Built in 1895, modified, altered or rebuilt 1909, not still in use in 1998    (1)
  • English Baptist, Tylorstown                 1910  (9)

Horeb Welsh Baptist chapel, Behind Hendrefadog St, Tylorstown

  • Horeb Welsh Baptist chapel, Behind Hendrefadog St, Tylorstown          ST01019571     Built in 1877? or 1901?, still in use in 1999     (1)
  • Horeb Welsh, Tylorstown                    Rev Jason James   1910  (9)

Blaen-y-cwm Welsh Baptist chapel, Wyndham St, Tynewydd

  •  Blaen-y-cwm Welsh Baptist chapel, Wyndham St, Tynewydd            SS93119903      Built in 1866 and rebuilt in 1870, still in use in 2000         (1)

Hope English Baptist chapel, nr Miskin St, Tynewydd

  • Hope English Baptist chapel, nr Miskin St, Tynewydd          SS93499859     Not still in use in 1999      (1)
  • Hope English, Treherbert [Tynewydd]          Rev Rees Powell             1895  (8)

Soar Welsh Baptist chapel (Apostolic Church), Mountain View/ Scott St, Tynewydd

  • Soar Welsh Baptist chapel (Apostolic Church), Mountain View/ Scott St, Tynewydd           SS93379886  Demolished  pre 2000     (1)
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  • Soar Baptist Chapel, Tynewydd 1908 on   the rhondda' site (site disappeared)

Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel, South St, Ynyshir

  • Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel, South St, Ynyshir            ST02439280       Built in 1884, still in use in 1998          (1)
  • Ainon English Baptist        Extant Records  (6)        [as chapel history in Welsh I assume this is an error]
  • There is a book   Jiwbili Ainon, Ynyshir : llyfryn coffa.Tonypanday ; Treorchy : Evans a Short, Argraffwyr, 1914. p16. Ainon Church Jubilee     (3)
  • There is a photograph of this chapel on  Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Photographic Archive
  • News item on   Rhondda Today   in Oct 2005 - still in use
    Another on S4C's Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol   Feb 2005

Bethany English Baptist chapel, Ynyshir Rd/Gynor Place, Ynyshir

  • Bethany English Baptist chapel, Ynyshir Rd/Gynor Place, Ynyshir              ST02389277       Built in 1885, still in use in 1998    (1)
  • Bethany Baptist Church, Ynyshir site -  "The English Baptist cause was started by Mr. and Mrs. David John of No 1 Weston Terrace, Ynyshir, toward the end of 1884 with ten of their friends. Thomas and Mrs. Bowen, Thomas and Mrs. Cross, William and Mrs.Gadd, Moses Thomas, David Reed, Mrs. Thomas and Evan Reed..............."

Bethel Welsh Baptist chapel, Gynor Place, Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir

  • Bethel Welsh Baptist chapel, Gynor Place, Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir              ST02379274         Built in 1872, modified, altered or rebuilt 1885 and possibly 1892, not still in use in 2000     (1)

Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel, Ynyswen Rd, Ynyswen

  • Ainon Welsh Baptist chapel, Ynyswen Rd, Ynyswen              SS95349726    Built in 1899, still in use in 1998   (1)

Nebo Welsh Baptist chapel, Ystrad Rd, Ynys-fach, Ystrad

  • Nebo Welsh Baptist chapel, Ystrad Rd, Ynys-fach, Ystrad        SS98119519      Built in 1786, demolished 1982.  (1)
  • Nebo Particular Baptist, Ystrad         Extant Records  (6)
  • Nebo Welsh, Ystrad           Rev Anthony Williams            1895  (8)                and   1910  (9)
  • Welsh Baptist, Ystrad Rhondda          (minister vacant)       Slaters Directory for 1880
  • Ynysfach Baptist              Erected in 1786        John Morgan, Secretary, Ynysfach, Ystrad-dyfodwg       1851    (11)
  • 1786, September 2; Baptist; a new house built for religious service called Ynus-fach; Watkin Evan, Certified Minister, Morgan Rees, Howel Lewelyn, David Edward, Richard William, William David, Jenkin Thomas, Edward Morris, Evan Thomas, Howel Evan, Rees David, Edward Lewis    (7)
  • There is a photograph of this chapel on the Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site  ".....the first Baptist chapel in the region..." and " Early records call the area Ynys Fach, which can be translated as, 'a low lying meadowland near a river', and subsequently early Ordnance Survey maps call the area Heol Fach."
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  • "The burials in the graveyard at Nebo chapel, Ystrad were  transferred to  Penrhys Cemetery when the ground was re-used"
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  • There is a photograph of this chapel on  Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Photographic Archive

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

  • Nebo Welsh Baptist Church, Ystrad Rhondda, records           "In 1786, a new house for religous service, named Ynysfach, was built by the Baptists at Heolfach, on the banks of the river Rhondda (Glamorgan). The name of the meeting house was subsequently changed to Nebo during the early part of the 19th century."
    "............ including: annual reports, 1888-1958 (with gaps); Sunday School lists of teachers, works, collections, and statements of accounts, 1895-1914; and treasurer's accounts, 1920-1954."

Tabernacle English Baptist chapel, Cross St, Ystrad

  • Tabernacle English Baptist chapel, Cross St, Ystrad               SS98729498          Built in 1876, modified, altered or rebuilt 1908, still in use in 1998               (1)
  • Tabernacle English, Ystrad                         1895  (8)
  • Tabernacle English, Ystrad                          Rev William H Jones      1910  (9)
  • English Baptist, Ystrad Rhondda             Rev T H Jones     Slaters Directory for 1880.

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

  • Tabernacle English Baptist Church, Ystrad Rhondda, records            "............was active from 1933, and closed 27 October 1986"    [?]
    ".......... includes: minutes book of members meetings and Annual General meeting, 1933-1986; and contributions register, 1935-1971"

 

Congregationalist

Gosen Welsh Ind chapel, Maddox St, Blaenclydach

  • Gosen Welsh Ind chapel, Maddox St, Blaenclydach             SS98629288          Built in 1882, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1892 and 1895, still in use in 2000              (1)
  • Gosen Welsh, Blaen Clydach                 Rev Joseph Walters 1910  (9)
  • "The first couple to be married at the chapel were Enoch Jones and Margaret Rees on 10 September 1908 (source - family Bible showing the name of Reverend Joseph Walters).  The chapel has since been demolished, having survived with only the vestry for a number of years." (Paula Bailey Jan 08)
  • 1904; EVAN ROBERTS PREACHES AT GOSEN CHAPEL, CLYDACH VALE. FRENZIED WOMAN AT MEETING AT TABERNACLE BAPTIST, CARMARTHEN.    (10)

Zoar Independent chapel, Blaenclydach

Tabernacle Welsh Congregational chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda

  • Tabernacle Welsh Congregational chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda            SN92610003           Built in 1903, still in use in 1998             (1)

Calfaria Welsh Ind chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda

  • Calfaria Welsh Ind chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda           SS92759979        Built in 1867 and modified, altered or rebuilt in 1892 and 1910, still in use in 2002          (1)
  • Blaenrhondda Welsh Cong            Rev J C Jones       Rev   1910  (9)                  [right one?]

 

Zoar (Soar) Welsh Ind, Marian St, Clydach Vale

  • Zoar (Soar) Welsh Ind, Marian St, Clydach Vale       SS97529301      Built in 1881, not still in use pre 2000    (1)
  • Zoar Welsh, Clydach Vale             Rev Thomas Williams        1895  (8)
  • Soar Welsh, Clydach Vale                        John Caerau Rees     1910  (9)

Saron Welsh Congregational chapel, Clydach Vale

  •  Saron Welsh Congregational chapel, Clydach Vale                 1910  (9)

Zoar Welsh Ind chapel, Cwmpark

  •   Zoar Welsh Ind chapel, Cwmpark                Rev Thomas Davies        1895  (8)            and  1910  (9)

North St English Ind chapel (United Reformed Church), North Rd / Church St, Ferndale

  • North St English Ind chapel, North Rd / Church St, Ferndale       SS99899704         Built in 1881, modified, altered or rebuilt 1884, not still in use in 1998               (1)
  • North Rd Congregational/United Reformed Church           Extant Records   (6)
  • English Cong, North St                  1910  (9)
  • "Since 1983 the Choir (Cor Meibion Morlais) has acquired the disused North Road Chapel in Ferndale and transformed it into rehearsal premises which are also widely used by the community at large"

Tre-rhondda Welsh Ind chapel, High St, Ferndale

  • Tre-rhondda Welsh Ind chapel, High St, Ferndale             SS99909697      Built in 1867, extended in 1878 with modifications from 1900 and 1905, not still in use in 2002          (1)
  • Trerhondda Cong             Extant Records   (6)
  • Trerhondda Welsh Cong                        Rev George P Thomas     1910  (9)
  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry for this Capel Tre-rhondda ( with translation)

Tabernacle Welsh Ind chapel, Brook St, Ferndale

  • Tabernacle Welsh Ind chapel, Brook St, Ferndale         SS99999680              Demolished pre 1998    (1)
  • Tabernacle Welsh Cong                             Rev T Bryn Thomas            1910  (9)

Bryn Seion Welsh Ind chapel, Smith St/Avondale Rd, Gelli

  • Bryn Seion Welsh Ind chapel, Smith St/Avondale Rd, Gelli       SS97579486      Built in 1895, demolished pre 1998        (1)
  • Bryn Seion Welsh, Gelli             Rev G Gwenffrwd Evans     1910  (9)

Providence Ind chapel, Gelli

  • Providence Ind chapel, Gelli            SS98809486   Still in use in 2000         (1)

Bryn Seion Ind chapel, High St, Gilfach Goch

  • Bryn Seion Ind chapel, High St, Gilfach Goch            SS98318956       Built in 1873, modified, altered or rebuilt 1879, demolished pre 1997            (1)
  • Bryn Seion                  Extant Records  (6)
  • Details of extant records are on Archives Network Wales - "Bryn Seion Chapel ....  established in 1872 to serve Congregationalists ...  previously attended  Tabor Methodist Chapel.... . Construction of the chapel  delayed ... opened  March 1874  .......  closure...  and demolition in 1973. "
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    Annual reports, 1938-1948; a history of the chapel, [c. 1940]-[c. 1983]"
  • 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 (with translation))

Salem Welsh Congregational chapel, Salem Terrace, Llwynypia

  • Salem Welsh Ind chapel, Salem Terrace, Llwynypia            SS99629379         Built in 1878, modified, altered or rebuilt 1907, demolished 1988 [but see below].              (1)
  • Salem English  ?       Extant Records   (6)                                            
  • Salem Welsh, Llwynypia          Rev Thomas Griffin Jenkyn       1895  (8)
  • A congregational chapel erected in 1876 with 650 sittings           Rev Thomas Griffin Jenkyn          1910  (9)
  • Welsh Ind, Llwynypia              Rev J G Jenkins            Slaters Directory for 1880
  • The Llwynypia community site shows Salem chapel, Llwynypia as still being open in 2005
  • Salem Ind chapel, Llwynypia shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)
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  • The chapel was rebuilt in 1990 on the original site of the 1876 chapel. See http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2791365

Siloa Welsh Ind chapel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy

  • Siloa Welsh Ind chapel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy    SS97479829          Built in 1880, demolished pre 1998    (1)

Siloah Welsh Independent chapel, Pentre

  • Siloah Ind, Pentre    Extant Records   (6)
  • Siloh Welsh, Pentre                   Rev Lewis Probert         1895  (8)
  • Siloh Welsh, Pentre                   Rev John James Williams       1910  (9)
  • Welsh Ind, Pentre        Rev David Evans        Slaters Directory for 1880
  • 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 for this chapel (in Welsh) - with translation by Steve Stephenson (Oct 2008)

Tabor Welsh Ind chapel (Kingdom Hall), Rear of Field St, Pen-y-graig

  • Tabor Welsh Ind chapel (Kingdom Hall), Rear of Field St, Pen-y-graig     SS99909157    Still in use in 1997    (1)
  • There is a book by William Mathias: Hanes eglwys Tabor, Penygraig, o'r dechreuad, (Tonypandy, c.1930), 8tt  (4)
  • Welsh Ind, Penygraig                 Rev - Davies         Slaters Directory for 1880

Welsh Independent chapel, Pen-yr-englyn

  •      Welsh Ind, Penyrenglyn      Rev John Rees            Slaters Directory for 1880

Sardis English Congregational chapel, Pontygwaith

  • Sardis English Congregational chapel, Pontygwaith                   Rev Thomas Evans             1910  (9)

Soar Welsh Congregational chapel, Llewellyn St, Pontygwaith

  •  Soar chapel, Llewellyn St, Pontygwaith                ST00969426    Denomination not given       Demolished pre 1995            (1)
  •  Soar Welsh Congregational chapel, Pontygwaith             Rev Joseph Evans           1910  (9)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Calfaria Ind chapel, Maesygarreg, Cwm Issace, Rhigos

  • Calfaria Ind chapel, Maesygarreg, Cwm Issace, Rhigos       SN92180594    Built in 1860, still in use in 1998    (1)
  • Calfaria Welsh Ind, Rhigos             Opened in 1844           Still open in 1992            (2)
  • 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 (Oct 2008)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)      See also   Capeli (2004 list of chapels under threat)

Ystrad English Ind chapel (Bethcar), Church Rd, Heol-fach, Ton Pentre

  • Ystrad English Ind chapel (Bethcar), Church Rd, Heol-fach, Ton Pentre          SS97149533      Built in 1870, still in use in 1998            (1)
  • Ystrad Cong    Extant Records  (6)
  • English Ind, Ton Pentre    Slaters Directory for 1880

Bethesda Welsh Congregational chapel, Pryce St, Ton Pentre

  • Bethesda Welsh Congregational chapel, Ton Pentre        Rev Morgan Charles Morris       1895  (8)
  • Bethesda Welsh, Ton Pentre                            1910  (9)
  • There is a book by T. Alban Davies: Bethesda, Ton-Pentre: jiwbili y ddyled, 1938. Braslun o hanes yr eglwys , 1876-1938, (Pentre, 1938), 28tt      (4) ]

Pentre Welsh Ind chapel, Bailey St, Tonpentre

  • Pentre Welsh Ind chapel, Bailey St, Tonpentre             SS97089537        Built in 1877 , modified, altered or rebuilt 1906, still in use in 1997               (1)
  • Welsh Ind, Tonpentre-ystrad                  Rev J H Jones          Slaters Directory for 1880              [right place?]

Tonpentre English Ind chapel, Tonpentre

  • Tonpentre English Ind chapel, Tonpentre          SS9795          Built in 1884              (1)
  • Ton English, Ton Pentre               1895  (8)

Ebenezer Welsh Congregational chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy

  • Ebenezer Welsh Congregational chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy        SS99539228            Built in 1868, modified, altered or rebuilt 1873 and 1892, not still in use in 1998              (1)
  • Ebenezer Welsh, Tonypandy                 Rev Evan Richards         1895  (8)                  and  1910  (9)
  • Welsh Ind, Tonypandy               Rev  David Thomas      Slaters Directory for 1880
  • 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 (Oct 2008)
  • There is a photograph of this chapel on  Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Photographic Archive
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)  but shown as  'for sale' on agent's site (Rowland Jones, Swansea) in Dec 2010
    "Built between 1867-1868, the property comprises the main chapel building and attached schoolroom, and is Grade II* listed.The main chapel comprises an entrance lobby providing access to the main congregation area, and two side staircases to the first floor gallery seating area.  The schoolroom is attached to the rear of the left hand side elevation of the chapel and has a side frontage on to Ebenezer Road.  Externally, the property has a small forecourt."

English Congregational chapel (United Reformed Church), De Winton St, Tonypandy

  • English Congregational chapel (United Reformed Church), De Winton St, Tonypandy     SS99199274    Not still in use in 1997   (1)
  • English Tonypandy            Rev E Powell         1895  (8)  
  • English Tonypandy              Rev Evan Walter Thomas   1910  (9)
  • English Ind, Tonypandy                 Slaters Directory for 1880

Tabernacle Welsh Ind chapel, Trealaw

  • Tabernacle Welsh Ind chapel, Trealaw              ST0092               (1)
  • Welsh, Trealaw                 1910  (9)

Ebenezer Welsh Ind chapel, Treherbert

  • Ebenezer Welsh Ind chapel, Treherbert                  Rev Methuselah Jones         1895  (8)

Emanuel English Ind chapel, Station St, Treherbert

  • Emanuel English Ind chapel, Station St, Treherbert         SS93919829     Built in 1884, demolished pre 2000   (1)
  • Emanuel English, Treherbert                    Rev Josiah William Thomas         1895  (8)
  • Emanuel English, Treherbert                    Rev John Nathanial Ellias   1910  (9)

Carmel Welsh Ind chapel, Baglan St, Treherbert

  • Carmel Welsh Ind chapel, Baglan St, Treherbert             SS94409795     Built in 1858, modified, altered or rebuilt 1868, 1879 and 1899, still in use in 1998     (1)
  • Carmel Ind           MIs index          (5)
  • Carmel Ind          Extant Records   (6)
  • Carmel Welsh, Treherbert         Rev John Rees        1895  (8)
  • Carmel Welsh, Treherbert                           Rev J  Pethian Davies                1910  (9)
  • Welsh Ind, Treherbert                    Rev - Jones  Slaters Directory for 1880                  [right place?]
  • 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 (Oct 2008)
  • There is a book by Emrys Jones, William John Jones: Carmel, eglwys yr Annibynwyr, Treherbert: hanes yr achos, 1857-1957, (Abertawe, 1957), 63tt.              (4)

Bethania Welsh Ind chapel, Herbert St, Treorchy

  • Bethania Welsh Ind chapel, Herbert St, Treorchy             SS95699689            Built in 1866 [?] and rebuilt 187?, demolished pre 2000       (1)
  • Bethania Welsh, Treorchy                   1895  (8)
  • Bethania Welsh, Treorchy                    Rev D Rhagfyr Jones   1910  (9)
  • Welsh Ind, Treorky      Rev  Benjamin Davies     Slaters Directory for 1880                   [right place?]

The Pillars of Faith site has this note "BethaniaWelsh Independent / Congregational, Herbert Street, Treorchy.   Built: 1876 [Sittings: 1200].    Built to accomodate the flock since Tabernacle was too small."

See Tabernacle below

Tabernacle Welsh Independent Chapel, Treorchy

  • Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru  (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the presumed entry for this chapel (with translation) - in that history it is called Tabernacle, built 1865/7

The Pillars of Faith site has this note "Tabernacle(1866)Welsh Independent / Congregational, Dumfries Street, Treorchy Built: 1867 , Extended or Rebuilt: 1901 [Sittings: 500]"

See Bethania above

Hermon Welsh Ind chapel, Regent St, Treorchy

  • Hermon Welsh Ind chapel, Regent St, Treorchy             SS96339652               Built in 1878, modified, altered or rebuilt 1914, still in use in 2000    (1)
  • Hermon Welsh, Treorchy      Rev Wm Charles        1895  (8)            and  [no minister named]  1910  (9)
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  • There is a book by John Minton: Cipdrem ar hanes eglwys Gynulleidfaol Hermon, Treorchy, o'r flwyddyn 1875 hyd 1928, (Treorchy, c.1928), 32tt.   (4)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

English Congregational chapel, Treorchy

  •  English Congregational chapel, Treorchy                SS95969662                      (1)

Ramah Welsh Ind chapel, Bute St, Treorchy

  • Ramah Ind chapel, Treorchy                  SS95459725      Built in 1905[?], demolished pre 2000           (1)
  • Ramah Welsh Cong, Bute St           Extant Records   (6)
  • Ramah Cong, Treorchy                      Rev J Elias Thomas   1910  (9)

Ebenezer Welsh Congregational chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown

  • Ebenezer Welsh Ind chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown      ST01139529           Built in 1879, demolished pre 1998  (1)
  • Ebenezer Welsh Cong               Extant Records  (6)
  • Ebenezer Welsh Cong                    Rev  Rowland Hughes    1910  (9)
  • There is a photograph of this chapel on  Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Photographic Archive
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  • Details of extant records are on Archives Network Wales - "Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church meeting established 1877 in cellars of two shops ... chapel  founded 1878 at Pendyrus, otherwise Tylorstown ..... first minister appointed 1879... first building the vestry ... chapel not opened till 1883... the name 'Ebenezer' chosen by lottery ...... congregation reached a peak of 450 in 1905........ closed in 1988."
    ".............. Minutes book of church and deacons meetings of Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church, 1913-1928; members' subscription registers, account books and contribution registers, 1906-1980; sunday school records, 1914-1970; letter books, 1915-1946; and marriage certificate form counterfoils, 1918-1978."
  • 1904; ACCOUNT OF MEETING AT EBENEZER INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, TYLORSTOWN. 2 CHRISTADELPHIANS CHALLENGE EVAN ROBERTS.        (10)
  • Cor Meibion Pendyrus   "...was formally inaugurated on 24th May 1924 in the local Miners' Federation Hut. Auditions were held in the vestry of Ebenezer Chapel, Tylorstown..."
  • The Welsh Revival ( site )   1904/5   " Tylorstown ..... Mr Roberts was addressing a crowd meeting at Ebenezer Independent Chapel this afternoon."

Bethany English Ind chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown

  • Bethany English Ind chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown         ST01059544       Built in 1887, demolished pre 2000  (1)
  • Bethany Eng Cong                    Rev Thomas Evans           1910  (9)

Ebenezer Welsh Congregational chapel, Wyndham St, Tynewydd

  • Ebenezer Welsh Ind chapel, Wyndham St, Tynewydd       SS93189898         Built in 1872 and rebuilt 1928, not still in use in 2000      (1)
  • Ebenezer, Tynewydd          Extant Records (6)
  • Ebenezer Welsh, Tynewydd                    Rev  J C Jones   1910  (9)
  • 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 (Oct 2008)
  • There is a book Eglwys Ebeneser Tynewydd [Treherbert] : 1869-1969 : hanes can-mlynedd yr achos. [Tynewydd] : [Eglwys Ebeneser], [1969?]p9         (3)

Welsh Independent chapel, Tynybedw

  • Welsh Ind, Tynybedw                Rev J S Edwards     Slaters Directory for 1880

Penuel English Ind chapel, Station St, Ynyshir

  • Penuel English Ind chapel, Station St, Ynyshir               ST02609292       Built in 1910, demolished pre 1998  (1)

Saron Welsh Ind chapel, South St, Ynyshir

  • Saron Welsh Ind chapel, South St, Ynyshir                 ST02439272         Built in 1884-5, with modifications 1892, 1907 and 1924, still in use in 2002       (1)
  • There is a book by D.M. Isaac: Eglwys Annibynnol Saron, Ynyshir: braslun o'i hanes, 1882-1940, (Porth, 1940), 24tt          (4)
  • Another book; Saron, Ynyshir: adroddiad jiwbili am y flwyddyn 1913, (Porth, 1914), 31tt   (4)

Bodringallt Welsh Congregational chapel, William St, Ystrad Rhondda

  • Bodringallt Welsh Ind chapel, William St, Ystrad    SS98119519    Built in 1862, modified, altered or rebuilt 1879 and 1897. Demolished in 1988    (1)
  • Bodringallt Welsh Ind         Extant Records   (6)
  • Bodringallt Welsh, Ystrad                1895  (8)
  • Bodringallt Welsh, Ystrad                       Rev Thos Davies Jones   1910  (9)
  • Welsh Ind, Ystrad Rhondda   (minister vacant)     Slaters Directory for 1880
  • 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 (Oct 2008)

English Congregational chapel, Gelligaled Rd, Ystrad

  • English Congregational chapel, Gelligaled Rd, Ystrad         SS987950      Demolished pre 1995       (1)
  • English, Ystrad                1910  (9)
  • 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 (Oct 2008)

Bethgar English Congregational chapel, Ystrad

  •  Bethgar English Congregational chapel, Ystrad                       1910  (9)

 

Methodist

Rhondda Wesleyan Methodist Circuit

  • Extant Records   (6)

Wesleyan English - Rhondda Circuit

  • Rev William Jonathan Britton supt                 1910  (9)

Primitive Methodist Rhondda Circuit

  • Rev Joseph John Hudson supt   1910  (9)
  • Rev James Whittock   supt                separate entry              1910  (9)

Bethania Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Blaenclydach

Libanus Welsh CM chapel, Clydach Rd, Blaenclydach

  • Libanus Welsh CM chapel, Clydach Rd, Blaenclydach      SS98169305      Built in 1890, not still in use in 1998  (1)

Wesleyan Methodist English chapel, Blaen Clydach

  • Wesleyan Methodist English chapel, Blaen Clydach                   1910  (9)

Methodist Mission Room, Hendrewen Rd, Blaencwm

  • Methodist Mission Room, Hendrewen Rd, Blaencwm     SS920988      Demolished pre 1995          (1)

Bethesda Welsh CM chapel, Blaenrhondda

  • Bethesda CM chapel, Blaenrhondda                     SN92650009                 Demolished pre 1998       (1)
  • Bethesda Welsh, Blaenrhondda                       Rev Philip Gelly       1895  (8)
  • Blaenrhondda CM                       Rev  Thomas Davies               1910  (9)
  • Methodist Welsh, Blaen-y-Rhondda          Rev D M Jones          Slaters Directory for 1880

English Wesleyan chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda

  • English Wesleyan chapel, Brook St, Blaenrhondda            SS92809976       Built in 1894, still in use in 2002   (1)
  • English Wesleyan, Blaenrhondda                        1910  (9)

English Wesleyan chapel, Clydach Vale

  • Clydach Vale English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Clydach Vale    SS98179270                   (1)
  • Wesleyan Methodist       Extant Records    (6)

Libanus Welsh CM chapel, Clydach Vale

  • Libanus Welsh CM chapel, Clydach Vale              1910  (9)

Mount Zion Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Clydach Rd, Clydach Vale

  •  Mount Zion Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Clydach Rd, Clydach Vale       SS98299297   Built in 1889, demolished pre 2000             (1)

Primitive Methodist chapel, Clydach Vale

  • Primitive Methodist chapel, Clydach Vale                     1910  (9)

Woodland Terrace CM chapel, Cwmparc

  • CM chapel, Conway Rd, Cwmparc           SS95689632       Not still in use in 1995          (1)             [same place?]

Park Welsh CM chapel, Park Rd, Cwmpark

  •  Park Welsh CM chapel, Cwmpark           Rev William Lewis    1895  (8)                 and  1910  (9)
  • Capel y Parc Welsh CM chapel    Parc Road, Cwmparc, Treorci, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF42 6LB - still open in 2006

English Wesleyan chapel, Cwmparc

Ferndale Rhondda Methodist Circuit

  • Extant Records   (6)

Capel Wesley Wesleyan Methodist chapel, High St, Ferndale

  • Capel Wesley Wesleyan Methodist chapel, High St, Ferndale               SS99979683        Built in 1879, modified, altered or rebuilt 1899          (1)
  • Wesleyan Welsh                       Rev Thomas Oliver    1910  (9)

Penuel Welsh CM chapel, Dyffryn St, Ferndale

  • Penuel CM chapel, Dyffryn St, Ferndale          ST00019669      Built in 1875, modified, altered or rebuilt 1904, still in use in 1995      (1)
  • Penuel Welsh CM, Ferndale        Rev Benjamin Watkins            1910  (9)

Carmel Welsh CM chapel, Ferndale

  • Carmel Welsh CM chapel, Ferndale                   1910  (9)

English Wesleyan chapel, Station Rd, Ferndale

  • Ferndale English Wesleyan Methodist chapel,  Station Rd, Ferndale              SS99979695        Built in 1876, demolished 1988 and rebuilt             (1)
  • Wesleyan Methodist             Extant Records   (6)
  • Wesleyan English                               Rev Frederick Clapham Dugdale    1910  (9)

Temple English CM chapel, Ayron St, Ferndale

  •  Temple English CM chapel, Ayron St, Ferndale       ST00049649    Demolished pre 1997         (1)

Mount Zion English Primitive Methodist, Ferndale

  • Mount Zion English Primitive Methodist, Ferndale                        1910  (9)

Bronllwyn English Wesleyan Methodist chapel (Mission), Ravenhill St, Gelli

  • Bronllwyn Wesleyan Methodist chapel (Mission), Ravenhill St, Gelli      SS97739475         (1)
  • Gelligaled Wesleyan Methodist          Extant Records   (6)
  • Gellygaled English Wesleyan, Ystrad                1895  (8)                and  1910  (9)

Tabernacle Primitive Methodist chapel, Ystrad Rd, Gelli

  • Tabernacle Primitive Methodist chapel, Ystrad Rd, Gelli          SS97819517      Demolished pre 1998         (1)

Gelli English CM chapel (Bethany), Gelli Rd, Gelli

  •  Gelli English CM chapel (Bethany), Gelli Rd, Gelli           SS97589520      Built in 1880        (1)

Dyffryn Welsh CM chapel (Zion Pentecostal Church), Ty Isaf Rd, Gelli

  • Dyffryn Welsh CM chapel (Zion Pentecostal Church), Ty Isaf Rd, Gelli         SS97879507    Still in use in 1998        (1)

Libanus Welsh CM chapel, High St, Gilfach Goch

  • Libanus CM chapel, High St, Gilfach Goch               SS98358991       Built in 1877      (1)
  • Photograph of chapel on the 'community webshots' site

Llwynypia Methodist Circuit

  • Extant Records    (6)

Bethania Welsh CM chapel, Llwynypia

  •  Bethania Welsh CM chapel, Llwynypia                    1895  (8)
  • Bethania Llwynpia Welsh CM chapel         Stryd yr Eglwys, , Tonypandi, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF40 2LA  - still open in 2006

Llwynypia English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Ynyscynon Rd, Llwynypia

  • Llwynypia English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Ynyscynon Rd, Llwynypia        SS99709343             (1)
  • Llwynypia English Wesleyan                   1910  (9)

Institute Rd English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Institute Rd, Llwynypia

  •  Institute Rd English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Institute Rd, Llwynypia    SS99159311  Demolished pre 1995  (1)

Primitive Methodist chapel, Llwynypia

  • Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Llwynypia       Rev John Taylor        1895  (8)
  • Primitive Methodist, Llwynypia           Slaters Directory for 1880
  • Zion Wesleyan Methodist, De Winton St, Llwynypia Rd, Tonypandy        SS99239296       Built in 1873 and rebuilt 1915, still in use in 2000            (1)
  • This is the same place, see note below
  • Tonypandy Methodist Church, Llwynypia; "Located on the east side of Llwynypia Road, Llwynypia, a few metres north of the Tonypandy boundary. The name on the north side of the church is Tonypandy Methodist Church. Inscribed in stone on the front on the church is Zion Primitive Methodist built 1873 rebuilt 1915." From geograph.org.uk where there is a photograph

Ebenezer CM chapel, Station Rd, Maerdy

  • Ebenezer CM chapel, Station Rd, Maerdy          SS97439836        Built in 1910, demolished pre 1997    (1)

Bethania Welsh CM chapel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy

  • Bethania Welsh CM chapel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy         SS97609805         Built in 1880, demolished pre 1998  (1)

Maerdy English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Oxford Rd, Maerdy

  • Maerdy English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Oxford Rd, Maerdy       SS97499832      Demolished pre 2002      (1)

Pisgah Welsh CM chapel, Pen-y-graig

  • Pisgah Welsh CM chapel, Pen-y-graig          SS99809173     Built in 1868, still in use in 1995    (1)
  • Welsh, Penygraig           Rev Rowland Morgan          1895  (8)
  • Pisgah Welsh CM                     1910  (9)
  • Methodist Welsh, Penygraig                   Rev H Currie   Slaters Directory for 1880                  [right place?]
  • News item on BBC Wales re chapel refurbishment in 2003 by local undertaker

Seion Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Penygraig

  • Seion Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Penygraig   (Treorchy Circuit)             Rev Robert Emrys Jones           1910 (9)

Nazareth Welsh CM chapel, Penygraig

  •  Nazareth Welsh CM chapel, Penygraig                              1910 (9)

Bethany CM chapel, Tynycai Place, Hendre-Gwilym/George St, Penygraig

  • Bethany CM chapel, Tynycai Place, Hendre-Gwilym/George St, Penygraig     SS99989115    Demolished pre 2000    (1)

Ynyswen Rd English Wesleyan chapel, Pen-yr-englyn

  •  Ynyswen Rd English Wesleyan chapel, Pen-yr-englyn           SS94869759     Built in 1876, still in use in 2000  (1)

Nazareth Welsh CM chapel, Llewellyn St, Pentre

  • Nazareth Welsh CM chapel, Llewellyn St, Pentre          SS96979600         Built in 1871?, demolished pre 1997   (1)
  • Nazareth Welsh, Pentre                    1895  (8)
  • Nazareth Welsh, Pentre                Rev Daniel Davies   1910  (9)
  • Methodist Welsh, Pentre                Rev - Davies         Slaters Directory for 1880                       [right place?]

Caersalem Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Pentre

  •  Caersalem Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Pentre                    1895  (8)                and  1910  (9)

English Wesleyan chapel, Wesley Place, Ystrad Rd, Pentre

  • Pentre English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Wesley Place, Ystrad Rd, Pentre      SS97139568      (1)
  • Pentre Wesleyan              Extant Records   (6)
  • English Wesleyan, Pentre                       1895  (8)               and   1910  (9)
  • Methodist English, Pentre        Rev George Frayn         Slaters Directory for 1880                        [right place?]

Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Pentre

  • Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Pentre               1895  (8)               and  1910  (9)
  • Primitive Methodist, Pentre             Slaters Directory for 1880

Bethel English CM chapel, The Avenue, Pont-y-gwaith

  • Bethel English CM chapel, The Avenue, Pont-y-gwaith              ST01149391               (1)
  • English CM                     Rev David John Evans             1910  (9)

Welsh CM chapel, Pontygwaith

  •  Welsh CM chapel, Pontygwaith                 Rev William Williams       1910  (9)

Ferndale Methodist chapel, Pontygwaith

  •  Ferndale Methodist chapel, Pontygwaith           ST00939460                 (1)

Bethel Wesleyan chapel, Mount Rd, Cefn Rhigos

  • Bethel Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Mount Rd, Cefn Rhigos      SN91340606       Built in 1839, modified, altered or rebuilt 1860 and 1905, still in use in 1998             (1)
  •  
  • Morgan, W. I. 'Canmlwyddiant Eglwys Bethel, Y Rhigos, Cylchdaith Aberdār' [The centenary of Bethel Chapel, Rhigos, Aberdare Circuit]. Bathafarn, 19 (1964)

Primitive Methodist chapel, Sherwood

  •  Primitive Methodist chapel, Sherwood           1910  (9)

Jerusalem Welsh CM chapel, Church Rd, Ton Pentre

  • Jerusalem Welsh CM chapel, Church Rd, Tonpentre           SS97109538         Built in 1867?, modified, altered or rebuilt 1881, not still in use in 1998    (1)
  • Jerusalem Welsh, Ton            Rev William Jones        1895  (8)
  • Jerusalem Welsh, Ton                             Rev Morgan Hugh Jones  1910  (9)
  • CM chapel, Tonpentre             Rev W Jones   Slaters Directory for 1880                 [right place?]

Caersalem Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Gelli Rd, Ton Pentre

  • Caersalem Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Gelli Rd, Ton Pentre     SS97019509    Not still in use in 1998 (1)
  • Caersalem Methodist                 Extant Records   (6)

Bethany English CM chapel, Gelli Rd, Tonpentre

  • Bethany CM chapel, Gelli Rd, Ton Pentre      SS97179504    Built in 1886 and rebuilt 1929, still in use in 2000  (1)
  • Bethany CM          Extant Records         (6)
  • Bethany English, Ton Pentre                        1910  (9)

Bethania CM chapel (Trefnyddion Bethania Calfinaidd), Church St, Tonypandy

  • Bethania CM chapel (Trefnyddion Bethania Calfinaidd), Church St, Tonypandy              SS99269281    Built in 1908, still in use in 2002        (1)
  • Bethania, Pandy Square   [Tonypandy?]                     Rev John Morgan   1910  (9)      

Hermon Welsh CM chapel (Apostolic), Dunraven St, Tonypandy

  • Hermon Welsh CM chapel (Apostolic), Dunraven St, Tonypandy        SS99339253   Not still in use in 1997   (1)
  • Hermon, Ton-y-pandy                  Rev William Williams   1910 (9)

English Wesleyan chapel, Tonypandy

  • Central Hall English Wesleyan Methodist chapel,  Bridge St/Dunraven St, Tonypandy        SS99629222       Built in 1895 [but see below] , modified, altered or rebuilt 1923 and demolished 1985          (1)
  • Wesleyan Central Hall, Tonypandy          Extant Records  (6)
  • English Wesleyan, Tonypandy           Rev J Eaton          1895  (8)              and     (no minister named)  1910 (9)    
  • Wesleyan, Tonypandy                Slaters Directory for 1880
  • "......The Methodist Central Hall dominated the lower end of Tonypandy for over sixty years from its opening in 1923 until its eventual demolition in 1985.......... the Methodist cause already had a long history in the area. It began in a large room over 'Y Siop Fawr' in Dinas and later moved to Penygraig, where services and Sunday School were held in the Long Room of the White Hart Hotel. Then in 1866 a plot of land was secured .... in Tonypandy upon which the first chapel on the site was built. ...... small and could cater for only eighty ..... a new, enlarged chapel was erected on the site in 1873 ... enlarged in 1899 and a gallery erected in 1910....demolished in 1922 to make way for the new Central Hall ......... "
    From the Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site
  • "George Thomas, Viscount Tonypandy - his  maternal grandfather was a John Tilbury who came to the Rhondda in 1872 .... he and another English immigrant - John Hearn - established the English Methodist Chapel in Tonypandy.
    From  Genuki's  Rhondda Historical Snippets page                                                  [right place?]

Shiloh Welsh Wesleyan chapel (Seilo), Gilfach Rd, Tonypandy

  • Shiloh Welsh Wesleyan chapel (Seilo), Gilfach Rd, Tonypandy    SS99269261   Built in 1895, demolished 1994  (1)

Tonypandy Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Thomas St, Tonypandy

  •  Tonypandy Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Thomas St, Tonypandy     SS98709285      Still in use in 1998  (1)

Zion Wesleyan Methodist, De Winton St, Llwynypia Rd, Tonypandy

  • See entry for Primitive Methodist chapel, Llwynypia

Trinity English CM chapel, Dunraven St/Trinity Rd, Tonypandy

  • Trinity English CM chapel, Dunraven St/Trinity Rd, Tonypandy             SS99629218         Built in 1893, still in use in 2002       (1)
  • Ton Pandy English CM            Rev J Ambrose Williams       1910  (9)
  • Trinity Tonypandy English CM chapel       Trinity Road, Tonypandy, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF40 1DQ - still open in 2006

Seion Welsh CM chapel, Trealaw Rd, Trealaw

  • Seion Welsh CM chapel, Trealaw Rd, Trealaw         SS99799226         Built in 1879?, demolished pre 1998  (1)
  • Zion Welsh, Trealaw        Rev Morgan Hugh Ellis       1895  (8)                   and  1910  (9)
  • Seion Trelaw  Welsh CM chapel   Elim Temple, Miskin Road, Trelaw, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF40 2QW - still open in 2006

Elim Wesleyan Methodist chapel (Little Elim), Rhys St, Trealaw

  • Elim Wesleyan Methodist chapel (Little Elim), Rhys St, Trealaw          SS99769246       Built before 1901, still in use in 2000               (1)
  • English Wesleyan, Trealaw              1895  (8)                and  1910  (9)

Elim Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Trealaw

  • Elim Primitive Methodist, Trealaw    Extant Records  (6)            
  • Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Trealaw              1895  (8)              and   1910  (9)

Horeb Welsh CM chapel, Dunraven St/Hill St, Treherbert

  • Horeb Welsh CM chapel, Dunraven St/Hill St, Treherbert             SS93639851          Built in 1867-8, not still in use in 2002       (1)
  • Horeb Welsh, Treherbert                  1895  (8)                               and 1910  (9)
  • Methodist Welsh, Treherbert               Rev - Rees             Slaters Directory for 1880
  • 1904; EVAN ROBERTS SPEAKS AT HORAB CHAPEL, TREHERBERT. REPORT OF HIS ADDRESS. ALSO PREACHES AT SOAR & CARMEL CHAPELS    (10)

Bute Square English CM chapel, Treherbert

  •  Bute Sq English CM chapel, Treherbert              SS94019836         Built in 1890, not still in use in 2002        (1)

Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Treherbert

  • Primitive Methodist chapel (English), Treherbert                         1895  (8)
  • Primitive Methodist, Treherbert                   Rev William Jones       Slaters Directory for 1880

Wesleyans in Treherbert

  • There is a book by Fair, E G. Hymns and hard work : the story of Treherbert and the Wesleyans. [Treherbert] : [E.G. Fair], [1990]. p32              (3)

English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Dunraven St, Treherbert

  • English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Dunraven St, Treherbert         SS93689849     Built in 1884, demolished pre 2000 - possibly a new chapel was later erected on the same site   [see below]             (1)
  • English Wesleyan, Treherbert              1910  (9)

Saron Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Dumfries St, Treherbert

  • Saron Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Dumfries St, Treherbert          SS93759859      Built before 1884, demolished c.1992               (1)
  • Saron Methodist, Treherbert   Extant Records  (6)
  • Saron Welsh, Treherbert          Rev R Roberts            1895  (8)           and   1910  (9)
  • Wesleyan, Treherbert                  Slaters Directory for 1880

Welsh Wesleyans, Treorchy Circuit

  • Rev Thomas Jones supt and Rev Hugh Curry        1910  (9)

Bethlehem Welsh CM chapel, Treorchy

  •  Bethlehem Welsh CM chapel, Treorchy                 Rev Thomas Davies             1895  (8)           and  1910  (9)
  • Methodist Welsh, Treorky                  Rev Thomas Davies         Slaters Directory for 1880
  • Bethlehem Treorci  Welsh CM chapel   Stryd Fawr,Treorci, Rhondda Cynon Taf CF42 6NR - still open in 2006

Calfaria Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Regent St, Treorchy

  • Calfaria Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Regent St, Treorchy     SS96099663      Demolished pre 2002          (1)
  • Calfaria Wesleyan,  Regent St            Extant Records  (6)
  • Calfaria Welsh, Treorchy                   Rev Rice Owen       1895  (8)               and [no minister named]  1910  (9)
  • Wesleyan, Treorky   Rev William Bairstow                Slaters Directory for 1880

Station Rd English CM chapel, Treorchy

  • Station Rd English CM chapel, Treorchy        SS95909667       Built in 1901, still in use in 1998   (1)
  • Station Rd English CM                            Rev T J Williams    1910  (9)

Gosen English CM chapel, Bute St, Treorchy

  • Gosen English CM chapel, Bute St, Treorchy              SS95539708       Built in 1901, still in use in 1997     (1)
  • Gosen Welsh ? CM, chapel, Treorchy                    1910  (9)

Gosen *Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Crichton St, Treorchy

  • Gosen Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Crichton St, Treorchy         SS95449701         Built in 1896, not still in use in 2000      (1)

*There is a question mark over whether this chapel was Wesleyan as opposed to Calvinistic - the remaining building (in 2010) has a wall plaque which says "Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Cosen 1896". The 1920 OS map, shows it occupied by the Salvation Army. [I am indebted to David Bolton for these comments - see also his site Pillars-of-Faith ]

Forward Movement English CM chapel, Treorchy

  •  Forward Movement English CM chapel, Treorchy                             Rev David James Henry   1910  (9)

Tabernacle English Wesleyan chapel (Old Bethania), Luton St/Dumfries St, Treorchy

  • Tabernacle English Wesleyan chapel (Old Bethania), Luton St/Dumfries St, Treorchy           SS95789694    Built in 1867, not still in use in 2000               (1)
  • Tabernacle English Wesleyan, Dumfries St          Extant Records  (6)
  • Tabernacle English, Treorchy                    1895  (8)

Libanus Welsh CM chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown

  • Libanus Welsh CM chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown       ST01119554       Built in 1882, closed 1982, demolished pre 1997     (1)
  • Welsh CM                 Rev Daniel M Phillips   1910  (9)
  • 1904; AMERICAN EVANGELIST SPEAKS AT METHODIST CHAPEL, TYLORSTOWN   (10)

Moriah Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tylorstown

  • Moriah Welsh Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tylorstown     ST00989513     Built in 1893, demolished pre 1995   (1)
  • Moriah Welsh Wesleyan           Rev Thomas Oliver                 1910 (9)

Ynyswen Methodist

  • Ynyswen Methodist                Extant Records   (6)

Moriah Welsh CM chapel, Wind St/ Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir

  • Moriah Welsh CM chapel, Wind St/ Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir      ST02399254      Built in 1909, still in use in 1995  (1)

Tabernacle CM chapel, Graig Rd, Ynyshir

  •  Tabernacle CM chapel, Graig Rd, Ynyshir                  ST02359288                (1)

Ynyshir English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Graig Rd, Ynyshir

  •  Ynyshir English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Graig Rd, Ynyshir        ST02369294    Built in 1892     (1)

Penuel CM chapel, Ynyswen

 

Horeb Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Ystrad Rhondda

  •  Horeb Welsh Wesleyan chapel, Ystrad Rhondda              1910  (9)

Bethel Welsh CM chapel, Heolfach (Ystrad)

  • Bethel CM chapel, William St, Heol-fach, Ystrad           SS98449510        Built in 1858, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1870, not still in use in 1998               (1)
  • Bethel Welsh , Ystrad                   1895  (8)
  • Bethel Welsh , Ystrad                     Rev Thomas Lloyd   1910  (9)
  • Methodist Welsh, Ystrad Rhondda               Rev - Roberts   Slaters Directory for 1880         [right place?]

English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Chapel St, Ystrad

  • English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Chapel St, Ystrad              SS98809505       Built pre 1901           (1)
  • Wesleyan, Ystrad Rhondda            Slaters Directory for 1880

Tabernacle English Primitive Methodist chapel (Ystrad), Ystrad Rd, Ystradyfodwg

  • Tabernacle English Primitive Methodist chapel (Ystrad), Ystrad Rd, Ystradyfodwg           SS97819517    Demolished pre 1998          (1)
  • Primitive Methodist (English), Ystrad Rhondda              1895  (8)                    and 1910  (9)
  • Primitive Methodist, Ystrad Rhondda             Slaters Directory for 1880

Tabernacle Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Ystradyfodwg           [same approx OS grid reference as above]

  • Tabernacle Wesleyan, Ystrad Rd                 Extant records  (6)

Tyisha Rd Welsh CM chapel, Ystrad Rhondda

  •  Tyisha Rd Welsh CM chapel, Ystrad Rhondda            Rev Philip Gelly   1910  (9)

 

Other (inc un-identified)

Roman Catholic Church, Ton-y-pandy

  • Roman Catholic Church, Ton-y-pandy         Rev Gerald Griffiths   1910   (9)

St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Ynyshir.

Quaker House, Maxwell St, Ferndale

  • Quaker House, Maxwell St, Ferndale               SS99959690                        (1)

Quaker Social settlement, Maes-yr-Haf, Trealaw

  •  ".. in the Rhondda the Quakers established another social centre at Trealaw, called Maes-yr-Haf "    [BBC Wales]
  • Details of extant records are on  Archives Network Wales   - "The Maes-yr-haf Settlement  was established following emergency relief operations organised by the Society of Friends (Quakers) in the Rhondda valleys during the 1926 coal strike......several prominent Quakers ....  became convinced of the need for a more permanent form of help to the area. ..... to establish a Quaker Social Settlement...... Maes-yr-haf, was purchased at Trealaw.... first Wardens of the Settlement ....  moved into Maes-yr-haf in April 1927..... to remain there until 1945" 

Tonpentre Society of Friends Meeting House, Tonpentre

  •  Tonpentre Society of Friends Meeting House, Tonpentre              SS9695             (1)

Ferndale Cemetery (Mortuary) chapel, Ferndale

  •   Ferndale Cemetery chapel, Ferndale              SS98449748                 (1)

Mardy Cemetery

  • Mardy Cemetery     of 5 acres formed in 1875             1910  (9)

Trealaw Cemetery Chapel (Mortuary), Brithweunydd Rd/ Llethrdu Cemetery, Mount Ple

  • Trealaw Cemetery Chapel (Mortuary), Brithweunydd Rd/ Llethrdu Cemetery, Mount Ple     ST01299198    (1)
  • Cemetery between Trealaw and Porth at Lleddrddu      22 1/2 acres formed in 1875               1910  (9)   
  • There is a photograph of Cemetery Church, Trealaw on the Rhondda-Cynon-Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site     

Treorchy Cemetery chapel, Treorchy

  • Treorchy Cemetery chapel, Treorchy           SS95799748      Built before 1901       (1)
  • Treorchy Cemetery    of 15 acres formed in 1871                 1910  (9)

Christiandelphian Church, 25 Pleasant Hill, Ferndale

  •  Christiandelphian Church, 25 Pleasant Hill, Ferndale       ST00069670              (1)

Christiandelphian Church, Llewellyn St, Pentre

  •  Christiandelphian Church, Llewellyn St, Pentre                  SS97099580      Demolished pre 1995          (1)

Ferndale Spiritualist chapel, Cross St, Ferndale

  • Ferndale Spiritualist chapel, Cross St, Ferndale          ST00029688               (1)

Cross St Spiritualist chapel, Ferndale

  • Cross St Spiritualist chapel, Ferndale                     SS999968          Not still in use in 1995   (1)

National Spiritualist Church, Llewellyn St, Pontygwaith

  • National Spiritualist Church, Llewellyn St, Pontygwaith        ST00989420         Not still in use in 1995          (1)

National Spiritualist Church, Church Rd, Tonpentre

  • National Spiritualist Church, Church Rd, Tonpentre            SS97189542        Demolished pre 1995         (1)

Temple Spiritualist chapel, Blaen-y-cwm Terrace, Treherbert

  • Temple Spiritualist chapel, Blaen-y-cwm Terrace, Treherbert         SS93109915      Demolished pre 1995  (1)

Glanrhondda Unitarian chapel, High St, Pentre

  •  Glanrhondda Unitarian chapel, High St, Pentre               SS96569636      Demolihsed pre 2000            (1)

Bethlehem Unitarian chapel, Tonypandy

Sion Apostolic Church, Chepstow Rd, Cwmparc

  • Sion Apostolic Church, Chepstow Rd, Cwmparc           SS95469629     Demolished pre 1995   (1)

Pentecostal Gospel Hall, East St, Tonypandy

  • Pentecostal Gospel Hall, East St, Tonypandy          SS98599302         Demolished pre 1995            (1)

Regent St Pentecostal, Treorchy

  • Regent St Pentecostal, Treorchy          SS96429645      Not still in use in 1995             (1)

Gospel Hall, Station Rd, Treorchy

  •  Gospel Hall, Station Rd, Treorchy               SS95819647             (1)

Gospel Meeting Room, Treherbert

Salvation Army Gospel Hall, Church St, Tonypandy

  • Salvation Army Gospel Hall, Church St, Tonypandy             SS99259283         Demolished pre 1995          (1)

Salvation Army, Wern Rd, Tonypandy

  • Salvation Army, Wern Rd, Tonypandy               SS993922            Not still in use in 1995   (1)

Bute St Plymouth Brethren, Bute St, Treherbert

  •  Bute St Plymouth Brethren, Bute St, Treherbert          SS9498               (1)

Synagogue, Treorchy

  • Synagogue, Treorchy          SS9696                (1)

Seventh Day Adventist, Trealaw Rd/ Brithweunydd Rd, Tonypandy

  •  Seventh Day Adventist, Trealaw Rd/ Brithweunydd Rd, Tonypandy       SS99929214          Built out of corrugated iron   (1)

 

Bethlehem chapel, Clydach Rd, Clydach Vale

  • Bethlehem chapel, Clydach Rd, Clydach Vale       SS98209304        Built in 1895   Denomination not given      (1)

 Has 'Unidodiaid' (i.e. Unitarian) carved on the date stone

Tabernacle, Clydach Vale

  • Tabernacle, Clydach Vale                SS9793                     Denomination not given    (1)

Saron, Clydach Vale

  • Saron, Clydach Vale               SS9793                  Denomination not given            Built in 1879, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1885 and 1894               (1)

Zion, New St, Ferndale

  •  Zion, New St, Ferndale           ST00089662    Denomination not given            Demolished pre 1997        (1)

Gilfach Goch, Gilfach Goch

  • Gilfach Goch, Gilfach Goch                   SS98268824   Denomination not given        Built in 1875      (1)

Calfaria, Gilfach Goch

  • There is a book by Rees, David. Calfaria, Gilfach Goch : braslun o hanes dechreuad yr eglwys uchod ar ddathliad hanner-canmlwyddiant yr achos 1894-1945. Tonypandy : Evans a Short, 1945. p20    (3)

Llwynypia English, Llwynypia

  • Llwynypia English, Llwynypia              SS9993   Denomination not given           Built in 1883                (1)

Seion, Pen-y-graig

  • Seion, Pen-y-graig             SS9991       Denomination not given        Not still in use in 1996                 (1)

Ysgwydd-y-Mynydd, Pentre

  • Ysgwydd-y-Mynydd, Pentre           SS9696         Denomination not given                   (1)  

Salvation Army, Pentre

Pentre English, Pentre

  • Pentre English, Pentre                   SS96739618                (1)

Ysgoldy Addoldy, Pont Walby

  •  Ysgoldy Addoldy, Pont Walby, Neath Higher              SN8906          Denomination not given   (1)

Luciana Hall, Chapel St, Tonypandy

  • Luciana Hall, Chapel St, Tonypandy      SS99159280   Denomination not given   Not still in use in 1995         (1)

Caersalem Chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy

  • Caersalem Chapel, Dunraven St, Tonypandy         SS994923         Not still in use in 1942         (1)

Gilfach Rd chapel, Tonypandy

  • Gilfach Rd chapel, Tonypandy         SS991926          (1)

Bethania chapel, Chapel St, Tonypandy

  • Bethania chapel, Chapel St, Tonypandy         SS99159280    Denomination not given     Not still in use in 1995  (1)

Dunraven St chapel, Tonypandy

  • Dunraven St chapel, Tonypandy                     SS995923            Denomination not given              (1)

Wern St chapel, Tonypandy

  • Wern St chapel, Tonypandy             SS992923           Denomination not given          Not still in use in 1995  (1)

Miskin Rd, Trealaw

  • Miskin Rd, Trealaw              SS997923   Denomination not given      Not still in use in 1995         (1)

Trealaw English, Trealaw

  •  Trealaw English, Trealaw             ST0092           Denomination not given           (1)

Dumfries St chapel, Dumfries St, Treherbert

  • Dumfries St chapel, Dumfries St, Treherbert    SS94129830    Denomination not given    Not still in use in 1995   (1)

Bethel, Treherbert

  •  Bethel, Treherbert         SS9498           (1)

Treherbert (English), Treherbert

  • Treherbert (English), Treherbert                 SS9498                  (1)

Tabernacle, Treorchy

  • Tabernacle, Treorchy       SS9596    Denomination not given     Built in 1864, modified, altered or rebuilt 1886    (1)

Chapel, High St, Treorchy

  • Chapel, High St, Treorchy            SS959967       Denomination not given               (1)

Chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown

  • Chapel, East Rd, Tylorstown              ST00989519    Denomination not given              (1)

Capel, William St, Ystrad

  •  Capel, William St, Ystrad                   SS98539510    Denomination not given              Built pre 1901     (1)

Jerusalem, Ystradyfodwg

  • Jerusalem, Ystradyfodwg       SS9991    [the grid ref puts it in the Penygraig area]     Denomination not given        (1)

Horeb, Ystradyfodwg

  • Horeb, Ystradyfodwg             SS9991    [the grid ref puts it in the Penygraig area]     Denomination not given        (1)

Tabernacle, Ystradyfodwg

  • Tabernacle, Ystradyfodwg       SS9991   [the grid ref puts it in the Penygraig area]     Denomination not given        (1)

 

Maerdy Mission Hall, Maerdy Hotel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy

  • Maerdy Mission Hall, Maerdy Hotel, Maerdy Rd, Maerdy             SS975980       Not still in use pre 1995      (1)

Church Hall, Ferndale Rd, Pontygwaith

  • Church Hall, Ferndale Rd, Pontygwaith       ST00969464     Denomination not given         Built out of corrugated iron       (1)

Peniel (Pentecostal :Dewi Sant C in W), Mid Dunraven St, Tonypandy

  • Peniel (Pentecostal :Dewi Sant C in W), Mid Dunraven St, Tonypandy           SS9992       Still in use in 2002       (1)

 


Further Notes

 

Libanus Welsh Baptist chapel, Bute St, Treherbert

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These notes contributed by Ron Davies - see his site for further details of his ancestor William Davies

In 1839, it was decided to build a new Baptist Chapel in the Upper Rhondda valley and William Davies agreed to give land, "Waun-Pwll-Brwyn", at Cwmsaerbren on a 999-year lease for five-shillings per year. The lease was made out to David Naunton the preacher on the 1st January 1842.
David Naunton had arrived in the Rhondda in 1821 from Llangynidr in Brecon. He and his family lived at Glynmoch Fach in the area of Ynyswen. His daughter, Catherine NAUNTON married Evan DAVIES, the surgeon of Ystradyfodwg, a descendant of Henry DAVIES, the Minister and founder of the Welsh Independent Church at Cymmer and their sons all became surgeons, as did several generations of their descendants. David Naunton had already established close connections with Cwmsaerbran and the Davies family and had been the first preacher in 1825 at the Sunday School which was held in the loft of the almshouses in Pen-yr-englyn (between Cwmsaerbren and Ynysfeio), built by William Davies in 1823.

Shortly after the construction of Libanus Chapel, the "private adventure" school founded by William Davies moved back to Cwmsaerbren and was housed within the Libanus Chapel building. In a document written in August 1857 by William's grandson, Evan DAVIES, he tells us that:

" ...In the year 1846, when 11 years of age I was first of all sent to school at "Libanus" which was kept by Mr. John Evans who was pretty well versed in Arithmetic and also possessed of a general knowledge in other things; as a county schoolmaster. I was then lodging at my grandfather's house Cwmsaerbren ..."

It would appear that the school at Libanus, by this time, was catering mainly for William's grand-children, of which he had some 15 of school age, and those of his brothers and sisters. The John EVANS, schoolmaster, referred to in Evan DAVIES' document, was the son-in-law of William, the husband of his daughter Mary.


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