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Chapels - Bettws

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Bettws database compiled by Gareth Hicks

If a chapel is already mentioned on the main parish page then its name will act as a link to that section for any data recorded there - such as extant records and OS Grid references

Some chapels may have more than one entry if it is not possible to correctly identify each from a particular source

(For an explanation of the various non-conformist denominations see Wales - Genealogy Help Pages )

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

Sources

  • 1. Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel, National Library of Wales journal, Vol VIII/4, Winter 1954.
  • 2. Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • 3. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 4. The Cambrian Index - The index data is obviously limited , there may be more available via the online contact address
  • 5. Glamorgan Bibliography on Genuki
  • 6. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 - the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 7. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 - the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 8. Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. UWP, Cardiff, 1976 [a name of an official quoted below is the person shown as 'the informant']

 

Baptist

Baptist

  • 1802, November 26; Baptist; houses called Tylacoch, in the tenure and occupation of John and Evan David, and Ty-isa in the occupation of Bartholomew Thomas; Thomas Edward, David Richard, John David, Bartholomew Thomas, Morgan Thomas (1)

Sardis Baptist, Heol Dewi Sant, Bettws

  • Sardis Baptist MIs (2)
  • Sardis Baptist chapel, Heol Dewi Sant, Bettws SS89958692 Built in 1836, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1865, disused before 1998 (3)
  • 1838, February 22; Particular Baptist; a building called the Baptist Chapel situated at Bettws; John James of the town of Bridgend, Minister of the Gospel, one of the trustees of the said building, William Thomas, John Gregory (1)
  • Bettws Particular Baptist Erected in 1831 Hopkin Jenkins, Officiating Minister, Pantdyfodwg, Bridgend (8)

Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer

  • Noddfa Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer SS90339145 Built in 1878, still in use in 1998 (3)
  • Details of Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Pontycymer records held at Glamorgan Archives
  • Welsh Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer 800 sittings Rev Thomas Davies 1895 (6)
  • Noddfa Welsh Baptist chapel, Bridgend Rd, Pontycymer 800 sittings Rev William Saunders 1910 (7)

Zion English Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer

  • Zion Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer SS90579092 Built in 1885 and rebuilt in 1905, still in use in 2000 (3)
  • English Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer 250 sittings Rev John Lamb 1895 (6)
  • Zion English Baptist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer 250 sittings Rev William Reynolds 1910 (7)

 

 

Congregationalist

Tabernacle, Welsh Congregational, Albany Rd/Meadow St, Pontycymer

  • Tabernacle Independent chapel, Albany Rd/Meadow St, Pontycymer SS90509132 Built in 1884, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1890, still in use in 1998 (3)
  • The Tabernacle, Meadow St, Pontycymer Built c 1884 - a photograph on the Garw Valley site Still in use c2005 Denomination not given
  • There is a book by D. Hughes. Ad-drem ar y diwygiad yn nglyn a'r Tabernacl, Pontycymer. Merthyr : Joseph Williams and Sons, [18--?]. 112p (5)
  • Tabernacle Welsh Congregational, Albany Rd, Pontycymer 600 sittings Built in 1890 Rev David Hughes 1895 (6)
  • Tabernacle Welsh Congregational, Albany Rd, Pontycymer 600 sittings Built in 1883 Rev David Hughes 1910 (7)
  • Tabernacl Ind chapel, Cwmgarw/Pontycymer - Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

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

  • Congregational Church, Marriage Registers 1909 - 1985 Including " ......Pontycymmer, Meadow Street......"

English Congregational, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer

  • English Congregational, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer 300 sittings Built in 1893 Rev David D Evans 1910 (7)

 

 

Methodist

Methodist

  • 1802, December 25; Methodist; a house called Tyllwyd in the tenure and occupation of William Lewis; William Lewis, Richard Lewis, Enoch Lewis, David Evan, William Edward, William Thomas, Evan Thomas, Evan David, Richard Edge (1)

Bethel Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, Oxford St, Pontycymer

  • Bethal Methodist chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer - a photograph on the Garw Valley site Built c 1885
  • Bethel CM chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer SS90439135 Built in 1882, modified, altered or rebuilt in 1885, still in use in 1998 (3)
  • "Conversions at Ebenezer & Bryn Seion Chapels, Trecynon. Evan Roberts holds meeting at Bethel Chapel, Pontycymmer " 21 Nov 1904 (4)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer 550 sittings Built in 1885 1895 (6)
  • Welsh CM chapel, Oxford St, Pontycymer 550 sittings Built in 1885 Rev D Mardy Davies 1910 (7)

Bethany Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Mount Mariah: Apostolic), Adare St, Pontycymer

  • Bethany Calvinistic Methodist chapel (Mount Mariah: Apostolic), Adare St, Pontycymer SS90509178 (3)

Wesleyan Methodist, Meadow St, Pontycymer

  • Wesleyan Methodist, Meadow St, Pontycymer SS90519129 (3)

Wesleyan English chapel, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer

  • Wesleyan English chapel, Alexandra Rd, Pontycymer 400 sittings 1895 (6)

 

 

Other (inc unidentified)

Bethlehem, Victoria St, Pontycymer

  • Bethlehem, Victoria St, Pontycymer. Built in 1913 - a photograph on the Garw Valley site Denomination not given Demolished pre 2005

City Unitarian chapel, Bettws

  • City Unitarian chapel, Bettws An old place connected with Newcastle Meeting House. Rebuilt in 1845 John Jones, Dissenting Minister, Bridgend (8)

United Reform church, Meadow St, Pontycymer

  • United Reform church, Meadow St, Pontycymer - a photograph on the Garw Valley site Still in use c2005

Garw Valley Pontycymmer Cemetery Chapel

 

[Last Updated : 3 April 2013 - Gareth Hicks]