Chapels - Llanblethian


This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Llanblethian 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

  • 1. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 2. Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel, National Library of Wales journal, Vol VIII/4, Winter 1954. Although not every GLA parish has an entry
  • 3. My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
  • 4. Glamorgan Record Office in Cardiff hold most extant parish church and non-conformist chapel records, these are listed on their site (click 'history of your family' on main page and scroll down to the end of the next page)
  • 5. Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • 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. A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833
  • 9. 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



No Baptist chapels found in this parish



There are several places of worship for dissenters (8)


Y Maendy Congregational chapel, Maendy, Llanblethian

  • Maendy Welsh Ind chapel, Llanblethian Opened in 1749 (3)
    [? this being the date that the CM chapel at Aberthin below was built]
  • Llanblethian, Maendy Ind - extant records (4)
  • MI s index (5)
  • At Maindy is a Welsh Congregational chapel 1895 (6) and 1910 Rev Thomas Thomas Jones (7)
  • Maendy Ind chapel, Maendy ST01007649 Built in 1802 and rebuilt/modified in 1842, still in use in 2003 (1)
  • Maendy Independent chapel Erected in 1802, rebuilt in 1842 John Evans, Minister 1851 (9)
  • 1800 June 2; Independant; a house in the possession of Robert REES; Howell POWELL, Thomas THOMAS, William THOMAS, Watkin JACOB (2)
  • 1802 June 25; Independant; a house called Maindy (endorsed; Newly-erected); Willaim THOMAS, Watkin LEWIS, Richard JENKIN, Hugh MORGAN, David JOHN, Richard THOMAS, members of the said church (2)
  • Maendy Ind chapel (no parish) 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 (April 2009)

Independent, Aberthin (? same place as above )

  • Undated (endorsed; 1758); Independant; the dwelling house of Elizabeth LEWIS at Byrthun now erected and fitted for a meeting house; Henry DAVIES, David WILLIAM, John VAUGHN, Henry MILLER, Thomas HERRY(?), Rees JENKINS, Lewis DAVID, Thomas RICHARD, Thomas DAVID, Thomas STRADLING, Richard MILES, Lewlin ROBERT, David WILLIAM, Mary RICHARD, Marry (?) MORIS (2)
  • 1797 February 18; Independant; a house situated in the village of Aburthin used as a meeting house for many years past; John WILLIAMS, Thomas WILLIAMS, David RICHARD, David THOMAS, Henry EDMUND, Jenkin JEREMIAH, David OWEN (2)




Aberthin Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Aberthin

  • Aberthin Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Aberthin ST00817514 Built in 1749 and rebuilt/modified in 1780, rebuilt/enlarged in 1863, not still in use in 1993 (1)
    [see Maendy Ind chapel above]
  • At Aberthyn is a Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel 1895 (6) and 1910 (7)
  • Aberthyn CM chapel Erected in 1749, rebuilt in 1780 Richard Thomas, Deacon 1851 (9)



Other (inc un-identified)




[Last Updated : 17 April 2009 - Gareth Hicks]