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Aber-banc, Capel Drindod (Methodist and Independent). SN 355 418. © Mike Berrell. The unusual diamond-shaped date-stone. © Mike Berrell (2012). Two interior views - 1, 2, and the ceiling rose, all © Elaine Rogers (2012). Link.
Aberaeron.
Aberarth, St. David. SN 479 639. © Mike Berrell (2011). Link.
Abermeurig, disused chapel. SN 565 562. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Aberporth, St. Cynwyl. Interior view. SN 256 511. Link. Presbyterian Church of Wales, formerly the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. SN 258 514. All © Mike Berrell.
Aberystwyth.
Alltyblaca, Unitarian Chapel.
© Gerard Charmley (2011).

Betws Bledrws, St. Bleddwrs. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 596 520. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Betws Ifan, St. John. SN 302 477. © Mike Berrell.
Beulah, Beulah Chapel Addoldy yr Anibynwyr (1860). SN 288 461. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Blaen-waun, St. Mark. SN 392 534. © Mike Berrell (2011).
Blaenannerch, Chapel. SN 248 491. The Welsh Revival of 1904 began here, led by Evan Roberts. © Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and a plate commemorating the Revival, all © Mike Berrell (2010).  Neuadd y Defrnas Tystion Iehofah (Jehovah's Witnesses) on Gogerddan Cross Road. SN 245 491. © Mike Berrell.
Blaencelyn, the former Parish Church, now disused. SN 353 544. © Mike Berrell.
Blaenplwyf. © Graeme Harvey.
Blaenporth, St. David (CiW). SN 263 488. © Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both © Mike Berrell (2012). The Barn Christian Fellowship, with two interior views - 1, 2. SN 262 490. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Borth.
Bow Street, Capel y Garn (Calvinistic Methodist).
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Brongest, Capel Salem (1885). SN 324 450. © Mike Berrell.
Brongwyn, St. Mary. Two interior views - 1, 2, both taken through windows. SN 288 437. All © Mike Berrell (2010). Mike has advised in early 2017 that this church has been made redundant.
Bryngwyn, Addoldyr Annibynwr (Independent Chapel). SN 300 450. © Mike Berrell (2009).
Brynhoffnant, Chapel. SN 331 513. © Mike Berrell. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all © Mike Berrell (2011).
Bwlch-Llan, Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist, 1876). Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 580 588. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Bwlch-y-fadfa, Unitarian Chapel. Two interior views- 1, 2. SN 438 495. All © Mike Berrell (2012).

Cae'r Llan (near Cwmtydu), St. Tysilio. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 363 575. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Capel Bangor, St. David.
© Gerard Charmley.
Capel Betws Lleuca, St. Lucia.
SN 608 582. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Capel Cynon, St. Cynon. SN 383 494. © Mike Berrell (2011).
Capel Dewi, St. David. SN 452 425. © Chris Emms (2009). Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all © Mike Berrell (2012). Bethel Wesleyan Chapel (1901). SN 450 424. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Capel Tygwydd, St. Tygwydd (abandoned). SN 271 436. Taken through a window, the sad interior. Both © Mike Berrell (2010).
Capel-y-Groes, Unitarian Chapel. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SN 526 480. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Cardigan.
Cellan, All Saints. SN 606 490. Capel-yr-Erw, rebuilt 1933. SN 604 488. Capel Caeronnen, with dates 1654, 1747 and 1846 on the facade. SN 604 489. All © Mike Berrell.
Cenarth, St. Llawddog. SN 270 415. © Mike Berrell. Two interior views - 1, 2, both © Mike Berrell (2012). Capel M.C. (1874). SN 268 416. © Mike Berrell.
Cilcennin, Holy Trinity. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 521 602. Capel Sion (1859). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. SN 520 601. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Coed-y-Bryn, St. Cynllo. Interior view. SN 354 453. Capel Coed-y-Bryn (1886), now in secular use. Two interior views - 1, 2. Although previously listed as "former" and "now in secular use", I have been advised that the chapel still has regular services, and a thriving Sunday School. Celebrations for 125 years of the chapel are to be held in 2011. SN 354 452. All © Mike Berrell.
Comins Coch, the former Ebenezer Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), which closed in 2001, and was subsequently converted into a private residence. © Gerard Charmley (2010).
Cribyn, St. Silin. SN 523 511. Unitarian Chapel. SN 521 514. Both © Mike Berrell (2012).
Cross Inn, Holy Trinity on Pentre Isaf. SN 392 572. The former Penuel Chapel (1872) on Pentre Isaf, now in residential use, and its handsome date-stone. SN 390 573. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Cwm-Cou, Congregational Chapel (1921). SN 293 419. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Cwmsychbant, Unitarian Chapel. SN 480 462. © Mike Berrell. Another view.
© Gerard Charmley (2011).

Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach), Capel Mynach (Calvinistic Methodist, 1858). SN 737 768. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Dihewyd, St. Vitalis. SN 484 562. Bethlehem Chapel. The unusually handsome date-stone. SN 486 560. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Dolgoy, Capel y Wig. SN 344 547. © Mike Berrell.
Dre-fach, Capel Bethel (1880). SN 503 459. © Mike Berrell. Another view.
© Gerard Charmley (2011).

Felin-fach, Tynygwndwn Chapel. The date-stone has dates 1773, 1835 and 1892. SN 538 552. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Ffair-Rhos, former chapel, now in secular use.
SN 738 680. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Ffos-y-Ffin, former Calvinistic Methodist chapel, later Methodist, and now in secular use. The date-stone is unclear, but may refer to a date in the 1830's or 1850's. SN 448 607.
© Mike Berrell (2011). My appreciation to Janet Gimber for the identification.
Ffynnon-oer,
Rhyd-y-gwin Unitarian Chapel (1848). SN 535 539. © Mike Berrell (2012).

Goginan, St. Matthew, the old parish church, now disused. © Gerard Charmley. Interior view. © Gerard Charmley (2010). The derelict Duffryn Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The congregation now meets in the vestry to the right. © Gerard Charmley (2010). The derelict Jezreel Baptist Chapel. Another view. Both © Gerard Charmley (2010).
Gorsgoch, Brynhafod Chapel (1861). SN 483 507.
© Mike Berrell (2012).

Hawen, Hawen Congregational Chapel (1790). Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. The date-stone has a series of dates commencing in 1747, presumably when the congregation was founded. SN 346 468. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Henfynyw, St. David. SN 448 612. © Graeme Harvey. Another view, © Mike Berrell (2011). Interior view, © Mike Berrell (2012).
Henllan, the disused Parish Church, St. David. SN 354 402. © Mike Berrell. Interior view (taken through a window), © Mike Berrell (2012). Mike has advised that the church is for sale  - sale notice. Chapel. SN 356 404 (approx). © Mike Berrell. Janet Gimber advises that the "chapel" appears on old maps as a church hall, presumably for the disused parish church, for which she also advised the dedication.
Horeb, Chapel. SN 394 425. © Mike Berrell.

Lampeter.
Llanarth, St. David. SN 423 575. © Graeme Harvey. Two interior views - 1, 2, both © Mike Berrell (2011). The former (and derelict) Vronwen Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist, 1857), and the attractive slate inscribed stone. SN 426 576. Both © Mike Berrell (2011).
Llanbadarn Fawr, St. Padarn (CiW). From an old postcard (franked 1907), Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view.
© Gerard Charmley. Another view, and the interior, both © Chris Stafford (2014). Capel Saron (Presbyterian, and also used by the Welsh Evangelicals) was built in 1842 as Calvinistic Methodist. © Gerard Charmley. Soar Independent Chapel. © Gerard Charmley.
Llancynfelyn,
Parish Church. © Gerard Charmley (2011). Mike Berrell advises that the church is now closed and abandoned. Another view, © Mike Berrell (2013).
Llanddewi Brefi, Sant Dewi (St. David). Interior view. SN 664 553. Both © Mike Berrell. Another view, © Chris Emms (2009). Grade II* listed. Bethlehem (1904). SN 662 554. © Mike Berrell. Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. SN 660 552. © Mike Berrell. The handsome date-stone, three interior views - 1, 2, 3 and an unusual doorway, all © Mike Berrell (2013). Grade II listed.
Llandre, St. Michael. Bethlehem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Both
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llandyfriog, St. Tyfriog. SN 333 411. © Mike Berrell.
Llandysul.
Llanfair Clydogau, St. Mary. SN 624 513. © Mike Berrell.
Llanfairorllwyn, Capel-y-Drindod (Presbyterian).
© Gerard Charmley.
Llangeitho, Chapel. SN 621 598.
© Mike Berrell (2012).
Llangoedmor, St. Cynllo. Interior view. SN 200 458. Both © Mike Berrell (2010).
Llangorwen, All Saints.
Gerard explains that this was the first Ritualist Church in the then county of Cardiganshire. It was built by the Williams family of the nearby Plas Cwmcynfelin. SN 604 829. © Gerard Charmley (2010). Another view, © Mike Berrell (2013).
Llangrannog, St. Carannog. Interior view. Both © Mike Berrell. Another interior view, © Mike Berrell (2011). SN 317 541. The former Capel Cranoc (1888), now disused. Interior view. SN 313 541. The former Banc y Felyn Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, now in secular use. SN 316 540. All © Mike Berrell.
Llangybi, St. Cybi. SN 609 532. Maesyffnnon Welsh Presbyterian Chapel. The date-stone bears dates 1836 and 1881. SN 606 528. Capel Ebenezer. The date-stone has dates 1772, 1834 and 1890. SN 610 532. Grade II listed - link. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Llangynllo, St. Cynllo. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the remarkable pulpit. SN 352 440. Link. Bryngwenith Independent Chapel (1883). SN 341 435. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Llanilar, St. Hilary (CiW). SN 623 751. © David Rowlands. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all © Mike Berrell (2013). Restoration news story from 2008. Grade II* listed. Carmel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1879). SN 624 750. © Mike Berrell (2013). Grade II listed.
Llanon, Capel Siloh. SN 516 671. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Llanrhystud, St. Restitutis. © Graeme Harvey. My thanks to Janet Gimber for supplying the dedication.
Llansantffraid, St. Clement. © Graeme Harvey.
Llanwenog, St. Gwenog. Interior view.
SN 494 455. Both © Gerard Charmley (2011). Another view and interior view, both © Mike Berrell (2012). Capel Brynteg (Independent). © Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llanwnnen, St. Lucia. SN 533 473. © Mike Berrell.
Llechryd.
Llwyndafydd, Llwyn Dafydd Chapel (1779). The date-stone also has dates 1829 and 1898. Interior view. SN 370 556. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Llwyncelyn, Ceredigion, Independent Chapel (date-stone, 1855). Interior view. SN 441 595. Both © Mike Berrell (2011).
Llwyn-y-Groes, St. Gartheli (1875). Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 596 564. Former Chapel, now in secular use. SN 595 566. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Login, Capel Blaen-y-Cefn. Inscribed stone. Interior view. SN 207 503. All © Mike Berrell.

Monington, St. Nicholas. SN 136 438. © Mike Berrell.
Mwnt, Holy Cross (13th/14 century). Interior view. SN 195 520. © Mike Berrell. Link.
Mydroilyn, Holy Trinity. SN 457 552. Chapel. SN 458 553. Both © Mike Berrell (2012).

Nanternis, Nanternis Chapel, of 1867, as recorded on the handsome slate date-stone. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. Mike advises that the floor was made from pebbles collected from the beach. SN 372 565. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Nantyffyllon, the former Penuel Methodist Chapel.
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Neuadd, former chapel. SN 369 561.
© Mike Berrell (2011).
New Mill, Full Gospel Church. SN 185 475. © Mike Berrell.
New Quay.

Pantycrugiau, Capel y Crugiau, currently (2008) undergoing renovation. Mike says that the congregation are temporarily meeting in the vestry opposite. SN 375 525. Capel y Annibynwyr (1925). SN 375 525.  Both © Mike Berrell.
Pen-rhiw, Capel Ffynnonbeda (1865). SN 227 499. © Mike Berrell.
Penbryn, St. Michael. Interior view. SN 294 521. Both © Mike Berrell.
Penllwyn, Capel Bangor (Welsh Presbyterian). Gerard advises that the bust in front of the chapel is of Lewis Edwards, theologian and educator. © Gerard Charmley.
Penmorfa, Penmorfa Presbyterian Chapel. The date-stone has three dates, two unclear, though the earliest date is 1796. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and two windows - 1, 2. SN 305 522. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Pennant, St. Padarn. SN 513 631. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Penparc, Pen-y-Parc Baptist Chapel (1838). Total Immersion font. SN 211 478. Both © Mike Berrell.
Pentre-bach, the former Capel Emmaus (1854), now in secular use. SN 551 473. © Mike Berrell.
Pentre'r Bryn, Pentre'r Bryn Independent Chapel (1894). SN 399 551. © Mike Berrell (2011).
Pentregat, Capel Ffynnon, now in use as a guest house. SN 356 520. © Mike Berrell.
Pont Siān, St. Joan. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 442 459. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Ponterwyd, Capel Ponterwyd (Welsh Presbyterian). © Gerard Charmley.
Ponthirwaun, Bethesda Chapel (1840). SN 261 452. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, all © Mike Berrell (2010).
Pontrhydfendigaid, St. David. SN 729 663. Former Chapel, now in secular use. SN 730 666. Penuel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. SN 731 669. All © Mike Berrell. Janet Gimber, who identified the latter chapel, advises that the preceding chapel seems to have been the Sunday School for Penuel. This link gives dates for Penuel as 1794, with re-buildings in 1802, 1827 and 1859-60, and re-modelled in 1907. Another view, the date-stone for the 1859 re-build, and three views of the handsome interior - 1, 2, 3, all © Mike Berrell (2013). Carmel Baptist Chapel. SN 731 669. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Pontseason, former chapel, now in private ownership. The vestry (the nearer building) is still used for services. SN 543 631. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Pren-gwyn, Capel Pantdefai (Unitarian). SN 425 442. © Mike Berrell. Interior view. SN 425 442. Another interior view. An especially handsome memorial plaque to Jenkin Lloyd Jones. A window illustrated with a family tree is (as far as I'm aware) unique - unless you know better! Capel Carmel. The date-stone. SN 427 446. All © Mike Berrell (2012).

Rhydlewis, Twrgwyn Chapel. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3. The date-stone has a number of dates, commencing in 1750. A plaque tells the remarkable story of the chapel having only 6 incumbents from 1774 to 1944! SN 352 477. All © Mike Berrell (2011).
Rhydowen, the former Unitarian Chapel (1854). Interior view. SN 443 452.
Both © Gerard Charmley (2011). Another view. © Mike Berrell. Former "New" Chapel (1879). Gerard advises that, according to the story, the Unitarians were evicted from their old chapel for supporting the Liberals in a keenly contested election. They moved into the "New" Chapel, but later moved back. Previously used as a museum, the building is now unused. © Gerard Charmley (2011). Another view, and interior view (taken through a window), both © Mike Berrell (2012).
Rhydyfelin, Gosen Chapel (Presbyterian). © Gerard Charmley (2010). A mile or so SW of the village on the B4340 stands the former Beulah Independent Chapel (now in residential use) at SN 605 784. The following photos are all © Neil Floyd (2003), taken when the chapel had fallen into serious disrepair - 1, 2, interiors (1, 2), and the pulpit. A reasonably current view can be found on Google Earth here.

St. Dogmaels.
Sarnau, the former St. John, now in secular use. SN 315 511. © Mike Berrell.
Silian, St. Sulien. SN 572 513. Capel Bethel (1831) at Tan-y-graig. The date-stone lists a number of dates besides 1831. SN 578 508. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Soar-y-Mynydd, reputedly the remotest chapel in Wales. A view of the chapel in its landscape. Interior view. SN 784 532. All © Philip Vey. Link. Grade II* listed.
Spelter, Duffryn Independent Chapel (1897).
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Strata Florida, St. Mary. Interior view. SN 746 658. The remains of Strata Florida Abbey (Cistercian). SN 748 656. Link. All © Mike Berrell.

Tal-y-Bont, St. David. Another view. Nazareth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Bethel Independent Chapel. Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. The chapels stand adjacent, and this photo shows both together. All © Gerard Charmley (2011).
Talgarreg, St. David. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2. SN 426 510.
Pisgah Independent Chapel at Pisgah. A rather nice slate date-stone, and three interior views- 1, 2, 3. SN 414 514. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Tan-y-Groes, former chapel (now being converted into apartments). Inscribed stone showing the date 1882. SN 285 494. Both © Mike Berrell. Janet Gimber advises that this was Calvinistic Methodist.
Tirgwyn, the former Pensarn Chapel (1795), now in residential use has an attractive slate date-stone, which also bears date 1833. SN 378 548. Both © Mike Berrell (2011).
Tre Taliesin, Rehoboth Chapel.
© Gerard Charmley (2011).
Trefilan, St. Hilary. SN 550 572.
© Mike Berrell (2012).
Tregaron.
Tremain, the Parish Church. SN 235 486. © Mike Berrell. This church closed in 2013, and is now in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches - link.
Troedrhiwdalar, Chapel. The date-stone says erected 1714, re-erected 1811, enlarged 1854, and re-built 1886. SN 953 533. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Troedyraur, St. Michael. SN 327 459. © Mike Berrell. Link.
Tynygraig, the former Caradog Calvinistic Methodist Chapel of 1869, now in secular use. SN 693 694. © Mike Berrell (2013).

Y Ferwig, St. Pedrog. SN 183 500. © Mike Berrell. Interior view. © Mike Berrell (2010). Mike was also able to take a photo of a photo of the church as it was before the tower was demolished. The village school stood directly below it, and soon after the Aberfan disaster the decision was taken to demolish the tower. Presumably it was in a poor condition. Reproduced by kind permission of the Church Warden. Capel Siloam (1796). SN 185 496. © Mike Berrell. Ray of Light Spiritualist Church, The Old School. SN 184 495. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Ystbyty Ystwyth, St. John the Baptist. SN 733 715. © Mike Berrell (2012).
Ystrad Aeron, St. Michael. Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 524 562.
Former chapel, now in secular use. SN 526 562. All © Mike Berrell (2012).
Ystrad Meurig, St. John the Baptist. Interior (taken through a window). SN 704 677. Both © Mike Berrell (2012).
Grade II listed.

 

 
 

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