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Llanfihangel Ystrad 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 )


Ty'nygwndwn Welsh Ind chapel, near Talysarn

  • Ty'nygwndwn Welsh Ind chapel, near Talysarn        SN53785514         Preaching under Phillip Pugh pre 1760     Started 1672, chapel built 1773, rebuilt 1815, 1835 & 1861, restored 1892.    Records;  1. bapts 1821-37 PRO & in IGI         2. list of trustees 1835-76  NLW       3. see Ebenezer, Llangybi      4.   for pre 1760 see Cilgwyn, Llangybi             Still open 1998      (1) & (4)
  • Ty'n y Gwndwn       Ind            Erected before 1800          William Davies, Deacon     1851  (2)
  • Ty'n-y-gwndwn, Felin fach Welsh Ind chapel      Opened 1773      Births & bapts 1821-37 copies at Cer RO     (7)
  • Tynygwndwn, Felin-fach   Cong       Bapts 1821-37 PRO     (3)
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
  •  Photograph on Dyfed FHS
  • 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 from this book for this chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation by Maureen Saycell (Oct 2008)



Cribyn Welsh Unitarian chapel, Cribyn

  • Cribyn Welsh Unitarian chapel, Cribyn      SN52265104        Preaching  as Independents in C17th, Unitarian after 1760         Chapel built 1790, rebuilt 1851.     Under ministry of Evan Davies 1746-1817       Records;   The Old Church Book of Cilgwyn (Llangybi)  NLW        Still open 1998             (1) & (4)
  • Crybyn    Unitarian               Erected in 1790                John Jeremy, Occasional Minister    1851  (2)
  • Cribyn Unit       Bapts 1824-88 NLW    Burials  1794, 1818, 1842-94   NLW    (3)
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
  • Cardiganshire Family History Society - Index to deaths and burials in Cardiganshire from non-conformist records is available on fiche. Check details on their site, for this parish includes ; Cribyn (Unitarian, 1784, 1818, 1838-94).
  •  Photograph on Dyfed FHS
Rhydgwin Welsh Unitarian chapel, Temple Bar
  • Rhydgwin Welsh Unitarian chapel, Temple Bar          SN53485392       Preaching at farm of Lloyd Jack pre 1800        Chapel (Maesllan school) built 1808 (at Rhydgwin farm?), rebuilt 1848 & 1893.    In 1802 David Rees Jenkins and 20 others left Ciliau Aeron to start this cause            Still open 1998        (1) & (4)
  • Rhydygwin    Unitarian       Erected in 1848       "This Chapel was erected in lieu of a previously existing Building in the neighbourhood which was built in the year 1812"                 Rees Davies, Minister       1851 (2)
  •  Photograph on Dyfed FHS


[Gareth Hicks: 16 Oct 2011]