Llandygwydd chapels


For further details of this project see Cardiganshire Chapels Database

Compiled by Gareth Hicks (Feb 2007)


NB.  Not all available data was necessarily used from sources - and sources 1 & 4 have been combined as similar

  • 1.  The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 2.   The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D.      UWP,   Cardiff, 1976
  • 3.   Nonconformist Registers of Wales published by the National Library of Wales in 1994.
  • 4.   The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke, by Rawlins, B.J. (1987).
  • 5.  Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 -  the Archive Cd Books Cd
  • 6.  Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 -  the Archive Cd Books Cd
  • 7.  My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
  • 8.  Independent Chapels of Wales: History Books and Pamphlets by Huw Walters.
  • 9.  Death and Burial indexes available for purchase from Cardiganshire Family History Society
  • 10. Online Commercial & Residential Directories as appropriate to a particular parish - apart from what may already be on Genuki, see also the Historical Directories site

 Other sources

  • Dyfed FHS  - Photographs of chapels (may also be other data there)
  • Archives Network Wales
  • Lewis 1833 on Genuki  (Samuel Lewis's A Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1833 )


 Bethesda Welsh Ind chapel, Pont Hirwaun

  • Bethesda Welsh Ind chapel, Pont Hirwaun           SN26144515    Chapel and schoolroom built 1840/1, rebuilt 1870, 1923, 1935 & 1967-9.       Members; 200 in 1840 & 1863        Records; see Trewen chapel           Still open 1998    (1) & (4)
  • Bethesda   Ind         Erected in 1839     Lewis lloyd, Deacon, Penalltybie     1851  (2)
  • Rev Hy H Williams (Cong) living at Aberifed     &     Rev David Evans (Cong|) living at Bronwylfa in this parish         1895 (6)
  • Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)



Capel Cenarth Welsh CM chapel, Cenarth village ( but in Llandygwydd parish)

  • Capel Cenarth Welsh CM chapel, Cenarth          SN26824163      Started 1869, chapel built 1872         Early members  came from Pontgareg, Cenarth parish & Bethel, Newcastle Emlyn, Cenarth parish; also from Llwyn Adda, Llechryd parish.       Members; 41 in 1902              Records; see Pontgareg & Bethel        Still open 1998            (1) & (4)
  • Hanes Methodistiaeth, rhan ddeheuol Sir Aberteifi : oddechreuad y "Diwvgiad Methodistaidd" yn 1735 hyd 1900 . By John Evans.   Dolgellau , 1904. (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church History in the southern part of Cardiganshire from 1735 to 1900) This book contains an entry for each CM chapel in existence in South Cardiganshire at the end of 1900, including this one. It includes a history of preaching in the area before the chapel was built, lists deacons, ministers etc, and contains a wealth of genealogical information.