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Star (Soar) Welsh Baptist Chapel, Star, Clydey

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Star (Soar) Welsh Baptist Chapel,
Star
Clydey
Pembrokeshire

Church History

  • The inscription on the chapel wall states "Star - Capel y Bedyddwyr -  Adeiladwyd 1879"
  • There is an  entry styled "STAR WELSH BAPTIST CHAPEL;SOAR" built in 1879-81 on the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) website (Coflein) where there is a photograph, plus one showing the baptism tank
  • See also entry on Dyfed FHS where it is called Soar, Star, Baptist 1829
  • The  Religious Census of 1851 has the entry "Soar Baptist Erected in 1830"
  • On the face of it a Soar Baptist chapel existed prior to the current building, the small building at the end of the graveyard that can be seen on streetview looks part of the overall property but doesn't look particularly like a chapel building. Another possibility is that Soar was demolished and Star built in its place with perhaps a lapse of time in between which  didn't qualify it as a "rebuild". An inspection of the headstone dates might shed light on the age of the graveyard itself.
  • Archives Hub has this entry under Nonconformist records "Soar/Star Baptist Chapel, Clydey, 1829-1981" which certainly ties the 'two chapels ' together
  • This newspaper extract doesn't seem to help

South Wales Daily News 16th May 1881 STAR, LLANFYRNACH. NEW CHAPEL.—The opening services in connection with the new Baptist Chapel at this place were held on Wednesdav and Thursday. The following gentlemen officiated : The Revs. W. Morris, Treorky D. Roberts, Llwynhendy G. H. Griffiths, Newcastle Emlyn, E. Lewis, Llandyssul, and O. W. James, Aberayron. Mr D. Davies, Glebeland, Merthyr, who is a native of this part, has given £50 towards the debt.

  • Also on streetview there can be seen another graveyard on the road to the north west of this chapel,  and  shown as Cemy on Streetmap.co.uk - is it an overflow for Star?

Maps

It is located at SN2457235008 (Lat/Lon 51.985752,-4.556108). You can see this on maps provided by: