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Chapels - Newcastle

This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This Newcastle database compiled by Glenys Travis, with contributions from;

  • Gareth Hicks

N.B See also the Bridgend entries on the page for Coity parish (We have not tried to separate the bulk of these chapels between the two parishes)

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

 

Additional

  • Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • Independent Chapels of Wales: History Books and Pamphlets (NLW site no longer current) by Huw Walters
  • The Presbyterian Church of Wales site - the source of some of the CM chapel 'still open in 2006' notes below

Baptist

Welsh Baptist chapel, Aberkenfig

  • A Welsh Baptist Chapel in Aberkenfig noted in 1895: minister Rev. Richard John (8)

Carey English Baptist Chapel, Bridgend Road, Aberkenfig / Tondu

  • Carey English Baptist Chapel, Bridgend Road, Aberknfig; Tondu, Newcastle Higher SS89288393; by 1998, it was no longer a chapel (1)
  • 1875 minister Rev William Jones (6)
  • (English) Tondu - Rev. M. Morgan 1880 (7)
  • 1895 minister Rev. William Williams Richards (8)
  • Carey English Baptist, Aberkenfig 400 sittings Rev George Raymond Cole 1910 (10)

Hope Baptist Chapel, (English) Queen Street, Bridgend

  • Hope Baptist Chapel, (English) Queen Street, Bridgend SS90497973; built in 1850 (1)
  • Baptist (English) Chapel, Bridgend. Rev. T. Cole 1858/9 (3)
  • 1865 ( Dunraven-place) minister Rev, Thomas Cole (4); also 1868 (5); also 1875 (6);
  • Baptist (English) Bridgend - Rev. Thos. Cole 1880 (7)
  • 1895 minister Rev. John Silvio Jones (8)

Hope English Baptist Chapel, Station Hill; Derwen Road, Bridgend

  • Hope English Baptist Chapel, Station Hill; Derwen Road, Bridgend SS90677992; built in 1850, modified, altered or rebuilt 1908; still active in 1998 (1)
  • Hope Baptist, Station Approach 690 sittings Rev Thomas Davies 1910 (10)
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  • Hope Baptist Church's site

Ruhamah Welsh Baptist Chapel, Wyndham Street, Bridgend

  • Ruhamah Welsh Baptist Chapel, Wyndham Street, Bridgend, SS90527984; built in 1808, modified, altered or rebuilt 1825 and 1891; active in 1998 (1)
  • 1808, March 6; Baptist; a house called Rhuama; David Richard and David Evans, Ministers, Bartholomus and Morgan Thomas, deacons, John Waltars, William Edward (9)
  • Baptist (Welsh) Chapel, Bridgend. Rev. Owen Michael 1858/9 (3)
  • 1865 (Newcastle) minister Rev E..William Jenkins; also 1868 (5)
  • 1875 minister Rev Daniel Davies (6)
  • Baptist (Welsh) Newcastle - Rev. Geo. James 1880 (7) and in 1895 (8)
  • Ruamah Welsh Baptist, Wyndham St 500 sittings 1910 (10)
  • Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
  • Welsh Baptist Chapel (Ruhamah) West Road, Bridgend SS90167999; built 1808 (1) Same place ?
  • See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph
  • Ruhamah was deconsecrated yesterday, the building having been sold in March. We understand that the chapel building will be maintained in its current form. The congregation of Ruhamah will continue, joining with Noddfa, Porthcawl and be known as "Noddfa Ruhamah" (Stessy Haberfield 23 April 2012)

Christchurch Baptist Chapel (Emmanuel Christchurch), Morfa Street, Bridgend

  • Christchurch Baptist Chapel (Emmanuel Christchurch), Morfa Street, Bridgend SS90758008; active 1999 (1)
  • Morfa St Baptist Rev David Samuel Jones 1910 (10)

English Baptist Pen-y-fai

  • 1865 (Pen-evay) minister Rev. Rees Davies (4) also 1868 (5) also 1875 (6)
  • Baptist (English) Ynysawdre - Ministers various 1880 (7)

Welsh Baptist, Pen-y-fai

  • Welsh Baptist, Pen-y-fai 1910 (10)
  • Penevay Baptist, Penevay village Erected in 1718 Morgan Thomas, Deacon, Miller, Aberkenfig 1851 (12)
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  • There is a book by Griffith, John Thomas. Hanes Eglwys Fedyddiedig Penyfai (1650-1889). Caerfyrddin : Wm. Evans a'i Fab Seren Cymru, 1916. 48p (11)
  • And another; Smyrna Baptist Chapel, Penyfai [Glamorgan]: celebrating 300 years of worship. The Chapel, 2006

Jerusalem Welsh Baptist, Tondu

  • Jerusalem Welsh Baptist, Tondu 400 sittings Rev Richard John 1910 (10)
  • Jerusalem Baptist chapel, Maesteg Rd, Tondu SS89258407 Demolished pre 1997 (1)

Mount Sion Baptist, Tondu

  • Mount Sion Baptist, Tondu Erected in 1848 Thomas William, Deacon, Fuller, Pontcoytrahen 1851 (12) [Listed under Llangynwyd parish]

 

 

Congregational

Ebenezer Welsh Independent Chapel, Bridgend Road, Aberkenfig

  • Ebenezer Welsh Independent Chapel, Bridgend Road, Aberkenfig, Newcastle Higher SS88228370 ; active in 1998 (1)
  • Independent, Newcastle Rev. George James 1880 (7)
  • 1895 minister Rev. Edward Davies (8)
  • Ebenezer Welsh Congregational, Aberkenfig 500 sittings Rev Edwd Davies 1910 (10)

Tabernacle Hall Independent Chapel, Elder Street, Bridgend

  • Tabernacle Hall Independent Chapel, Elder Street, Bridgend, SS90637980; built in 1805-7 (1)

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

  • "Tabernacle Independent Chapel, Bridgend, registers of births and baptisms, 1801-1891; and registers of burials, 1861-1874."
    "..........erected in 1805-1807. It was affiliated with Independent congegrations at Bethel chapel, Peterston-super-montem, Gilead chapel, Coity, and Brynymenyn chapel, St Bride's Minor"

Tabernacle Welsh Independent Chapel, Adare Street, Bridgend

  • Tabernacle Welsh Independent Chapel, Adare Street, Bridgend, SS90617983; built in 1810, altered 1828 and 1850; by 1997 demolished (1)
  • Independent Chapel . . . . Rev. Rees Gwesyn Jones 1858/9 (3)
  • 1865 minister Rev. John Bowen Jones BA also 1868 (5)
  • 1875 no minister (6)
  • Independent, Adare st, Bridgend 1880 (7)
  • 1895 minister Rev. William Oscar Owen (8)
  • Tabernacle Welsh Independent, Adare St 500 sittings 1910 (10)
  • Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
  • There is a book by J. Cyril Bowen: Hanes eglwys y Tabernacl, Penybont-ar-Ogwr, 1662-1950: cyhoeddwyd ar ddathliad canmlwyddiant y capel presennol, Hydref 22-29, 1950. The history of Tabernacle church, Bridgend, 1662-1950: published on the centenary of the present chapel, October 22-29, 1950, (Tonypandy, 1950), 93tt. Independent Chapels of Wales: History Books and Pamphlets by Huw Walters.

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

  • "Tabernacle Welsh Congregational Church, Bridgend traces its origins back to 1662. The present chapel was established in 1850. In 1950, a centenary history was published"

English Independent Chapel (United Reformed Church), Wyndham Street, Bridgend

  • English Independent Chapel (United Reformed Church), Wyndham Street, Bridgend, SS90617992; built in 1883(?); active 1998.
  • 1875 minister Rev. J P Jones (6) (6)
  • Independent (English), Wyndham st. - Rev. J. P. Jones 1880 (7)
  • English Congregational, Wyndham St 647 sittings Rev William Evans 1910 (10)
  • There is a book by John G. Jenkins, Edgar Diamond: English Congregational church, Bridgend, diamond jubilee, 1873-1933, (Cardiff, 1933), 44pp. Independent Chapels of Wales: History Books and Pamphlets by Huw Walters.
  • There is a book by Benson Roberts: The United Reformed church, formerly the English Congregational church, Bridgend: a centenary survey, 1873-1973, (Maesteg, 1973), 52pp (Independent Chapels of Wales: History Books and Pamphlets by Huw Walters on NLW site).

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

  • " ...........established in 1873"
    "Records of the English Congregational Church, Bridgend, 1920-1959, consists of: annual reports and statements of accounts, 1920, 1921, 1924-1959."

Bridgend United Church site "Situated in Tondu road, on the he outskirts of the main shopping centre of the market Town of Bridgend. The church was formed by the amalgamation of Wesley Methodist Church and Bridgend United Reformed Church in 2000."

Pen evay Welsh Independent

  • Pen evay Rev. Rees Davies 1880 (7)

 

 

Methodist

Trinity CM Chapel Aberkenfig

  • Trinity CM Chapel Aberkenfig; 1865 mentioned (4)
  • 1875 minister Rev. Watkin Williams (6)
  • CM in Aberkenfig 1880 (7)
  • Trinity CM, Aberkenfig David Lewis, Manager, Blacksmith, Aberkenfig 1851 (12)

English Wesleyan Chapel, Aberkenfig / Tondu

  • 1865 English Wesleyan Chapel, Aberkenfig (4)
  • Wesleyan, Aberkenfig 1880 (7)
  • 1895 ministers Revs. John Mackintosh & James P Taylor (8)
  • English Wesleyan Methodist, Aberkenfig 1910 (10)
  • Wesleyan Methodist, Maesteg Rd, Tondu/Aberkenfig SS89248417 Built in c.1868, still in use in 1998 (1)
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg ?

See also Tondu Rd, Bridgend below

Bethesda CM, Oldcastle, Bridgend

  • See under Hermon below

North Street English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bridgend

  • North Street English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bridgend SS90367992; built 1875 (1)
  • 1875 minister Rev. Seth Dixon (6)
  • Wesleyan, North st - Ministers various 1880 (7)
  • 1895 ministers Revs. John Mackintosh & James P Taylor (8)
  • Wesleyan Methodist English, North St 700 sittings 1910 (10)

Unitarian Chapel (Elim Pentecostal Church), Park Street, Bridgend

  • Unitarian Chapel (Elim Pentecostal Church), Park Street, Bridgend, SS90337986; built in 1717, altered 1795; active in 1997 (1)
  • Unitarian Chapel, Bridgend . . Rev. J. E. Jones 1858/9 (3)
  • Unitarian, Bridgend - Ministers various 1880 (7)
  • 1895 minister Rev. William Parry (8)
  • Unitarian, Newcastle parish 250 sittings Rev David Rees 1910 (10)

Nolton Street Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Bridgend

  • Nolton Street Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Bridgend, SS90637969; built in 1878 (1)
  • Calvinist (English), Nolton st., Bridgend Rev. J. Francis Jones 1880 (7)

Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Nolton Street, Bridgend

  • Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Bethesda, Oldcastle, Bridgend.), Nolton Street, Bridgend, SS90687951; built in 1799, altered 1825, 1862; active in 1998 (1)
  • Calvinistic Chapel, Bridgend. Rev. John James 1858/9 (3)
  • 1865 minister Rev. John James (4) also 1868 (5)
  • 1875 minister Rev. Watkin Williams (6)
  • Bethesda CM chapel, Oldcastle, Bridgend (Lower Coyty Hamlet) Erected before 1800 Walter Hibbert, Bridgend 1851 (12)
  • Hermon Penybont Welsh CM chapel Nolton Street, Penybont, Penybont CF31 3AA - still open in 2006

English Wesleyan Methodist, Tondu Rd, Bridgend

  • 1843, May 20; Wesleyan Methodist; a new chapel; Philip Price of Bridgend, gentleman (9)
  • Bridgend English Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Tondu Rd, Bridgend SS90347991 Built in 1842-3 Still in use in 1999 (1)
  • 1858 Wesleyan Methodist, Bridgend Rev Thomas Osborn, minister. (3)
  • 1865 minister Rev. Edward Brian. (4)
  • Wesleyan, Tondu ? 1880 (7)
  • Wesleyan Methodist (Bridgend Circuit) Rev Edward Rueben Gibbens supt 1910 (10)
  • English Wesleyan Methodist, Bridgend Erected in 1842 Philip Price, Steward, Bridgend 1851 (12)
  • Glamorgan FHS - the publications lists etc
  • See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

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

  • "Tondu Methodist church was established about 1844"
    "Marriage registers, 1951-1976; trustees' minutes book, 1941-1975; manse trust minutes book, 1953-1975"

Bridgend United Church site "Situated in Tondu road, on the he outskirts of the main shopping centre of the market Town of Bridgend. The church was formed by the amalgamation of Wesley Methodist Church and Bridgend United Reformed Church in 2000."

Welsh Methodist, Bridgend

  • 1858 in Bridgend - Welsh Methodist with unspecified ministers (3)
  • 1865 minister Rev. Samuel H Wardley (4) also 1868 (5)
  • Welsh Methodist, Newcastle - Ministers various 1880 (7)

Calvinistic Methodist, Newcastle parish

  • 1806, September 2; Calvinist; a barn-house in the holding of Thomas Austin, farmer; Thomas Edward, Griffith Thomas, Jenkin Griffith, Rees David, Edward David, Thomas Martin (9)

 

 

Other (including unidentified)

Aberkenfig Spiritualist Church, Pandy Park, Evanstown, Tondu

  • Aberkenfig Spiritualist Church, Pandy Park, Evanstown, Tondu SS89608367 (1)

Asylum Hospital Burial Ground, Bridgend

Masonic Temple, Adare Street, Bridgend

  • Masonic Temple, Adare Street, Bridgend, SS90607984; built in 1891 (1)

Mission Room, Dunraven Street, Bridgend

  • Mission Room, Dunraven Street, Bridgend, Chapel Newcastle Higher, SS89248349 (1)

Mortuary Chapel, Newtown, Bridgend

  • Mortuary Chapel, Newtown, Bridgend, SS90538083 (1)

Nazareth Apostolic Church, Newcastle Hill, Bridgend

  • Nazareth Apostolic Church, Newcastle Hill, Bridgend, SS90227997; built in c.1860; may have changed use (1)

Newcastle Mission (Mission Hall), Coity Road, Newtown, Bridgend

  • Newcastle Mission (Mission Hall), Coity Road, Newtown, Bridgend, SS90668056 (1)

Roman Catholic Chapel, Bridgend

  • Roman Catholic Chapel . . Rev. Henry Sutton, priest 1858/9 (3)
  • Roman Catholic - Canon Robert J. Green, priest 1880 (7)

Undenominational, Ivy House School, Newcastle Hill

  • 1895 minister Rev. John Philip Jones (8)
  • Undenominational, Ivy House School, Newcastle Hill 1910 (10)

 

[Last Updated : 3 Jan 2013 - Gareth Hicks]