Llechryd chapels


For further details of this project see Cardiganshire Chapels Database

Compiled by Gareth Hicks (April 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.  Death and Burial indexes available for purchase from Cardiganshire Family History Society
  • 9. 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 )


Lower chapel / Capel Isaf (Ind), Llechryd

  • Lower Chapel / Capel Isaf, Ind. chapel, Llechryd                SN21664383       Cause started before 1660 under direction of James Davies, the place is one of the oldest Independent churches in Wales        Built 1709, rebuilt 1834.             D Davies was minister 1828-54     Members; over 200 in 1854                  Still open 1998        (1) & (4)
  • Lower chapel   Ind                Erected in 1700      Daniel Davies, Minister           1851  (2)
  • Llechryd Old chapel (Welsh Ind)          Opened 1709       Still open 1992    (7)
  • Rees, Rev. William (Congregational) resident in parish       1895  (6)
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS
  • Evans, Meirion. Yr Hen Gapel Llechryd . 1959
  • Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
    Gomer M. Roberts, Hanes Capeli, Books and Papers   "Includes; ...... books relating to Capel Isaf (CM), Llechryd ......."
  • Hen Gapel, Llechryd shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006) 
    Shown as open on contacts list on Ceredigion Library site (2007)

Tabernacl Welsh Ind chapel, Llechryd

  • Tabernacl Welsh Ind chapel, Llechryd               SN21824377          Chapel built 1881         Still open 1998            (1) & (4)
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS
  • Tabernacl Ind chapel, Llechryd shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)



Capel Llwyn Adda CM chapel, Llechryd

  • Llwyn Adda CM chapel, Llechryd            SN21474401         Started c.1740, chapel built 1791, replaced 1829 & renewed 1877-8.     Sunday School founded 1804, used as vestry by 1998 Members;  151 in 1902         Chapel still open 1998               (1) & (4)
  • Capel Llwyn Adda    CM               Erected in 1791, rebuilt in 1829        "The Sunday School is caried on upwards than 40 years with great deficiency for School supplys"                 John Jones, Steward, Tailor, Llechryd        1851  (2)
  • Rowlands, Rev. William D. (Methodist)  resident in parish    1895  (6)
  • Photograph on Dyfed FHS
  • Shown as open on contacts list on Ceredigion Library site (2007)
  • 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.