Chapels - St Brides Major


This project is fully described on Glamorgan Chapels Database

This St Brides Major 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. 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
  • 2. My Ancestors were Congregationalists in England and Wales, by D J H Clifford, SOG, 1992.
  • 3. The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)
  • 4. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1895 - the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 5. Kelly's Directory, South Wales 1910 - the Archive CD Books Cd
  • 6. 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

Additional sources


Horeb Welsh Baptist chapel, Ewenny Rd, St Brides Major

  • Horeb Welsh Baptist chapel, Ewenny Rd, St Brides Major SS89477470 Still in use in 1999 (3)
  • There is a Baptist chapel 1895 (4) and 1910 (5)


(Ebenezer) Welsh Independent, St Brides Major

  • 1834, March 17; Independent; a meeting-house called Ebenezer; Edward Llewellin of the New House (1)
  • Congregational chapel, St Bride's Opened in 1834, closed pre 1992 (2)
  • Welsh Independent chapel, St Brides Major Rev D Thomas Slaters Directory for 1880


Bryn Sion Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, St Brides Major
  • Bryn Sion Methodist Chapel Sunday School Outing to Porthcawl,1936 An index entry in the book St. Brides Major, Southerndown & Ogmore by Sea
  • NLW Archives - details of extant records; quote;
    "Bryn Sion Chapel was built in 1859. It was located in the Bridgend District of the Glamorgan Presbytery West. There is no entry for the Chapel in The Presbyterian Church of Wales Year Book after 1987.

Penylan Welsh Calvinistic Methodist, St Brides Major

  • Penylan Calvinistic Methodist, St Brides Major Erected in 1828 David Yorwerth, Southerndown 1851 (6)
  • There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel 1895 (4) and 1910 (5) and Slaters Directory for 1880
  • There is a place of worship for Welsh Calvinistic Methodists A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis
  • 1820, October 27; Protestant (endorsed: Methodist); a meeting-house; Thomas Butler, yeoman (1)

Other (inc un-identified)


[Last Updated : 30 Jan 2006 - Gareth Hicks]