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Aber (south of Trawsfynydd), the former chapel (according to this old map), or Sunday School (according to Coflein, which refers to a building date of 1905, with conversion to residential use before 1998). Another view. SH 7087 3240. Both © Howard Richter (2016).
, St. Hywyn (CiW). Another view, showing the church's spectacular situation. SH 173 264. © David Wilkinson. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the pulpit, altar, and the font. Link. Grade I listed. The former Salem Chapel (1898), now in residential use. SH 174 266. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Aberdyfi, St. Peter. © Chris Emms (2010).
Abererch, St. Cawrdaf. Another view. SH 396 365. Link. (The former?) Ebenezer Chapel (1868). SH 395 365. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Abergynolwyn, St. David. Another view and the bell-turret. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. There are two former chapels, both on Llanegryn Street - Chapel one (from a study of various maps, Howard Richter suspects Congregational). Chapel two, and another view - Howard thinks this one may have been Calvinistic Methodist. All © John Bowdler. Former Wesleyan Chapel, now a B&B. © Chris Emms (2009).
Arthog, St. Catherine. Interior view. Both © Kenneth Paver.

Barmouth, St. John. SH 613 158. © Dave  Westrap. Interior view. © Tim Hollinghurst. Another interior view, © Kenneth Paver (2011). St. David. SH 614 155. © Dave  Westrap.
Beddgelert, St. Mary. SH 591 480. © Bill McKenzie. Another view, and a more recent one. Both © Dave  Westrap. Interior view. © Dave  Westrap. Link1. Link2. Link3.
Bethel (near Caernarfon), Addoldy'r Annibynwyr (Independent, 1866). Since Martin took his photo, the chapel has evidently gone out of use - see the photo on Geograph, dated 2011, where the building displays a "Sold" sign. SH 5240 6535. Link. Eglwys y Cysegr Bresbyteraidd (1864). SH 5305 6538. Link1. Link2. Both © Martin Briscoe.
Bethel (near Bala), the derelict Bethel Chapel. © Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Betws Garmon, St. Garmon (aka St. Germanus), (CiW). © Bill McKenzie. Another view. © Dave  Westrap. SH 535 576. Link1. Link2.
Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Bodernabwy, Aberdaron New Church (closed). This site has a little history. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the tower stairs. SH 175 273. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Borth y Gest, St. Cyngar. SH 565 374. Link. Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (dating from 1880). SH 563 375. Link. Both © Dave Westrap. Bethel Congregational Chapel (1867). Two further views - 1, 2. SH 5636 3746. All © Howard Richter (2013 and 2016). Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1880), now converted to residential use. Another view. SH 564 375. Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Bontddu, Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Another view. SH 6732 1892. Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link, from which - built 1803, re-built 1865, renovated 1893.
Borthwnog, Capel Tiberias (Independent) has a beautiful outlook. This link dates it as "before 1905"; the date-stone says 1889. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 683 190. All © Howard Richter (2016).
Botwnnog, St. Beuno (CiW). SH 264 315. Link. Former(?) Rhydback Chapel (1889, Calvinistic Methodist). Current status not known. Another view and the date-stone. SH 262 309. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Brithdir, St. Mark (1895-80). Now redundant, and in the
care of the Friends of Friendless Churches. Interior view. Both © John Bowdler. Link. Brithdir Independent Chapel (1860). Approx. SH 768 187. © Mike Berrell (2010). Former Presbyterian Chapel, now a nursery. SH 765 186. © Mike Berrell (2010).
Bronaber, the former St. Thomas (CiW). Another view. SH 7120 3176. Both
© Howard Richter (2016).
Bryn-Eden, Capel Eden (Calvinistic Methodist). According to Coflein, it was originally built in 1822, rebuilt or modified in 1900, closed in  1987, and subsequently converted for residential use. SH 7150 2933.
© Howard Richter (2016).
Bryn-engan, Calvinistic Methodist chapel (1908). A stone built into one corner bears dates 1777, 1826 and 1870. SH 452 439.
Two additional views - 1, 2, the latter showing the ghosts of former attached buildings. All © Howard Richter (2014). Link1. Link2.
Bryncir, Soar Chapel (1868). The date-stone also bears the initials T.C., which Howard advises stand for Trefnyddion Calfinaidd, or Calvinist Organisers (see here if you are a Welsh speaker). Another stone commemorates Henry Hughes, minister here and at Bryn-engan for nearly 45 years. A noted historian, you can see more about him here. SH 480 447. © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Bryncroes, Ty Mawr (Calvinistic Methodist). The date-stone (with Biblical quotations in Welsh) for 1799. The grade II listing gives a building date of circa 1840, so the date-stone has presumably been retained from an earlier chapel on the same site. SH 228 322. Both
© Howard Richter (2018). Link.
Bryncrug, Presbyterian Church, built as Calvinistic Methodist (1883). The gravestone of Mary Jones (see here for her story). The former Methodist Chapel (previously Wesleyan). Former Chapel at SH 609 031. By an examination of old maps, Howard Richter has determined that this was Capel Saron (Independent). Another view. A close-up of the stone above the door. St. Matthew no longer in use as a church). All © John Bowdler.
Brynrefail, the Presbyterian Chapel. © Martin Briscoe.
Bwlch-derwin, the former Calvinistic Methodist chapel, now converted to residential use. Another view. SH 461 469. Both
© Howard Richter (2014). Link. The property was for sale in 2010, so the chapel must have closed no later than this. The Estate Agents sale notice has interior photos (greyed out, unfortunately).

Cae Adda, the former Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, built 1848, rebuilt 1910. It stood originally at SH 6926 3545, but was moved to SH 6922 3522 to make way for a reservoir for the Traws nuclear power station. It's now used by South Snowdonia Search & Rescue. Two further views - 1, 2. All © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
, St. Philip. The reredos. SH 651 181. Both © Kenneth Paver (2011).
Caerhun (nr. Bangor), an unidentified chapel. © Martin Briscoe. Howard Richter has advised that this was a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, built in 1831 and re-built in 1895. It was disused by 2005, by which time a planning application had been lodged to convert to residential use. The application can be seen here. A drawing therein shows a plan of the chapel. SH 5735 6905. Link. Grade II listed.
Cefn-Ddwysarn, Chapel (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist). SH 965 384. © Peter Morgan (2013). Grade II listed.
Ceidio Fawr, St. Ceidio (CiW). Interior view. SH 287 381. Both © Dave  Westrap. Link.
Chwilog, Capel Siloh (Congregational). The dates on the chapel are 1869 and 1897, which agrees with the dates given in the grade II listing. However, Coflein says that it was built in 1835, re-built in 1869, and with further works of enlargement and alteration in 1877 and 1897. SH 4329 3843. Capel Uchaf (Calvinisitic Methodist, 1882). SH 4313 3847. Link. Both © Howard Richter (2016).
Clynnog Fawr, St. Beuno (CiW). Another view. Interior view. SH 414 496. All © Dave  Westrap. Link1. Link2.
Corris, Holy Trinity on Bridge Street. SH 754 077. © Bill McKenzie. Another view, © Richard Roberts (2015).
Croesor, Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1863, and enlarged only three years later). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 6304 4473. All © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Cwm Fynfal (near Ffestiniog), the former Capel Babell (1904), now converted to residential use. SH 718 412. © Martin Richter (2014). It was preceded by a smaller Calvinistic Methodist Chapel of 1861 at circa SH 7207 4115. The overgrown site, is shown here (external website), on the left-hand side of the road. More details (and photos of masonry) here.
Cwm Penmachno, St. Tudclud. Salem Chapel. Capel Shilo Wesleyan Chapel (1864). All © Colin Waters Collection.
Cwm Pennant, St. Michael (CiW). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 5271 4486. © Howard Richter (2013). Link (has interior views). Capel Pennant (1870, Calvinistic Methodist). It was for sale in 2012. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 531 454. Link. All © Howard Richter (2012).
Cwm Prysor, Capel Cwm Prysor (Calvinistic Methodist, 1900). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 737 362. Link. All © Howard Richter (2012).
Cwmstradllyn, the former Capel Saron (Calvinistic Methodist, 1888). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 554 442. All © Howard Richter (2012). Link.
Cwmtirmynach, Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. © Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011).
Cwn-y-glo. © Bill McKenzie.

Deiniolen, Ebenezer Chapel, or Capel Ebenezer (Welsh Congregational). Also known locally as Capal Eban. © Martin Briscoe. Previously listed as demolished, thanks to Eric Jones for advising that the chapel is still in use as a united chapel.
Dolbenmaen, St. Mary (CiW). Two further views - 1, 2, and the churchyard entrance. SH 5067 4315. All © Howard Richter (2012). Link.
Grade II* listed.
Dolgellau, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, © Stuart Mackrell.
Dolhendre, Carmel Capel (1839, re-built 1893). © Peter Morgan (2014).

Efailnewydd, Capel Berea (Calvinistic Methodist). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 3506 3602. All © Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Four Crosses, Ebenezer Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Originally built as the Sunday School, sometime between 1901 and 1917, the congregation transferred here when the neighbouring chapel was demolished. The original chapel stood at the right of the school (as seen in the photo in this entry), and was still standing when the 1980-93 OS map was compiled. Originally built in 1815, re-built and enlarged in 1862, it was demolished in the 1990's, according to RCAHMW. A photo of the chapel is available here. (This photo, © Howard Richter (2016) was taken from about the same viewpoint as the chapel photo). SH 3978 3908. © Martin Richter (2011). The former Capel Salem (Independent, 1863), for sale in 2016. Another view. SH 3987 3908. Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Ganllwyd, Capel Libanus (Independent). Another apparent case of a conflict between Coflein, which says it was a conversion from a factory before 1851, and the date-stone of 1857. Perhaps the date-stone refers to a complete re-build? Another view. SH 727 244. The former tin tabernacle Mission Hall, now in use as the village hall. SH 7265 2430. All © Howard Richter (2016).
Garndolbenmaen, Capel Horeb Particular Baptist Chapel (1866). Another view. SH 497 442. Link. Capel Jerwsalem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel bears dates 1780, 1873 and 1915. Another view. SH 496 437. Link1. Link2. All © Howard Richter (2012).
Garreg, St. Catherine (CiW). Another view. SH 612 417. Both © Howard Richter (2012). Link.
Gellilydan, Capel Utica (Independent), which was built in 1843, and re-built in 1897, for which there is a date-stone. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 6954 3904. Link. Maentwrog Uchaf (Calvinistic Methodist) dates from a re-build of 1895. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 6845 3980. Link. Holy Cross (R.C., opened 1952). SH 687 399. All © Howard Richter (2013).
Glan-yr-Afon, St. James the Greater. Built 1861-4 to a design by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Another view. SJ 027 425.
Both © Peter Morgan (2012). Link. Grade II listed. Llawrbettws Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist). The date-stone has dates 1803 (built), 1835 (enlarged) and 1865 (re-built). It was also further altered in 1890. SJ 024 425. © Peter Morgan (2012). Another view, and an interior view, both © Gervase N. E. Charmley (2011). Link. Grade II listed.
Golan, Capel Bethel (1891, Calvinistic Methodist). Another view. SH 533 416. Link1. Link2. The former Capel Golen (
Calvinistic Methodist), much remodelled at the time of conversion to residential use. SH 532 416. Link. All © Howard Richter (2012). Capel Ainon Baptist (1862). Three further views - 1, 2, 3. SH 525 426. All © Howard Richter (2013). Link.


Idwal, the former Mission Room. Built sometime between 1889 and 1900 (from map evidence), it also served as a school-room. It closed between 1953/4 and 1963/4, and by 1970 had been converted into a youth hostel. SH 648 604. © Martin Richter (2011). Link.

Jerusalem (near Trawsfynydd), Jerusalem Independent Chapel. SH 7142 3006. Coflein  says it was built in 1826, and rebuilt in 1893. The date-stone still proclaims "1826". Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Llan Ffestiniog, the site of Capel Bethel Independent Chapel (1868). SH 704 419. © Howard Richter (2012). The chapel itself is shown here, taken from a photo in Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymraeg -  Blaenau Ffestiniog a'r cylch 1938, or, in English, "Union of Welsh Independent [churches] - Blaenau Ffestiniog and district 1938", a programme for a convention held in July 1938, it was printed by J.D. Davies of Blaenau, and is now in Howard Richter's Collection. Link.
Llanarmon, St. Garmon (CiW). Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, and the interior. SH 4230 3935. All © Howard Richter (2013). Link.
Llanberis, St. Padarn. SH 578 599. © Bill McKenzie. Link1. Link2. St. John Jones (R.C.). SH 577 604. © Dave Westrap.
Llanddeiniolen, the chapel in St. Deiniol Cemetery. SH 545 659. © Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2.
Llandderfel, St. Derfel (CiW). Another view. Chapel. All © Peter Morgan (2012).
Llandecwyn, Llandecwyn Church. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 633 376. All © Gordon Reed.
Llandrillo, St. Trillo (CiW). Capel Herman (Presbyterian Church of Wales, 1881). Capel Hananeel (Congregational, 1826, re-built 1879). The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Peter thinks it might be Capel Seion, 1804), now a private residence. All © Peter Morgan (2012).
Llandwrog, St. Twrog (Anglican). SH 451 560. © Dave Westrap. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link.
Llandygai, St. Tegai. © Tim Hollinghurst.
Llanelltyd, St. Illtyd (CiW). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. SH 7175 1955. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Capel Peniel (Calvinistic Methodist), now residential. Coflein gives dates of 1836, with a re-build in 1870, and closure in 1992, which is at odds with the sign attached to the premises, which proclaims 1817. Another view. SH 7145 1948. All
© Howard Richter (2016).
Llanengan, St. Engan. © Martin Briscoe.
Llanfachreth, St. Machreth (CiW). Another view, and the porch. SH 754 224.
Link. Grade II listing which says that the medieval church was re-built in the early C19, and again (except for the tower) in 1872. Capel Bethel (Calvinistic Methodist). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 754 224. Link. Capel Siloh Independent Chapel (1875) at SH 747 227. Another view. Link. All © Howard Richter (2012).
Llanfaglan, St. Baglan (CiW) - in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches - only holds the occasional service. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 455 606. All © Dave  Westrap. Link1. Link2. Link3.
Llanfair-is-gair, St. Mary. © Jill Couthard.
Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, St. Michael. Its lovely, simple interior. SH 671 089. Both © John Bowdler. Link. Howard Richter has advised that there was a Capel Sardis nearby at about SH 673 089. Built in 1820, and now ruinous, some photos are available here. Its licence for marriages was cancelled in 2000, so it was out of use before this date. Can you advise if it still exists?
Llanfor, the redundant St. Mor & St. Deiniol (CiW), for sale in 2012. © Peter Morgan (2012).
Llanfrothen, St. Brothen (or St. Frothen). Now under the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches, it is Grade I listed. Another view, and an interior view. All © Iain Taylor. Two additional views - 1, 2, the porch, and
the interior, all © Howard Richter (2012). Link1. Link2. Link3. Capel Siloam (Calvinistic Methodist). SH 622 417. © Howard Richter (2012). Link.
Llangelynin, the former New Church, now an arts studio. SH 769 718. © Mike Berrell.
Llangian, St. Cian. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, and the font, dated 1638. SH 297 291. Link. Smyrna Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1878) - not known if still active. SH 296 289. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Llangower, St. Cywair or St. Gwyr. SH 904 323. © Eirian Evans. Grade II listed.
Capel Glyn. SH 912 315. © John Bowdler (1992). It is marked on older maps as a church (at least as recently as 1979), but no longer, and has presumably been converted to residential use. Link.
Llangybi, St. Cybi (CiW), which has medieval and 15th century work. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 4286 4117. Link. Capel Helyg (Independent). The Coflein entry (and date-stone) say that it was first built in 1652, restored in 1814, and twice re-built in the 19th century, the latest in 1877. Another view. SH 4247 4096. All © Howard Richter (2013).

Llanllechid, Eglwys Santes Llechid. © Martin Briscoe.
Llanllyfni, St. Rhedwi, which, although restored in Victorian times, retains much fabric of the 14th and 15th centuries. SH 4805 5182. © Martin Briscoe. Three further views - 1, 2, 3, all
© Howard Richter (2016). Grade II* listed. The site of the demolished Ty'Lon Scotch Baptist Chapel. Built in 1790, it played a key part in the history of the Scotch Baptist movement, as this website explains. SH 4697 5175. © Howard Richter (2016). Capel Ebenezer (Welsh Baptist). Built in 1826, it was altered in 1858 and enlarged in 1870, according to the Coflein entry. SH 4715 5231. © Howard Richter (2016). The derelict Capel Salem, built as Capel Moriah, and which opened in 1871. At one time, there were two chapels - Salem (Calvinistic Methodist) and Moriah (Congregational). Some time after Moriah closed, Salem was also closed (and subsequently demolished), and the congregation moved into Moriah and re-named it Salem. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 4697 5175. All © Howard Richter (2016). The site of the demolished Capel Salem (Calvinistic Methodist, 1889). A photo is available here. SH 4702 5182. © Howard Richter (2016).
Llannor, Church in Wales. SH 353 372. © Dave Westrap. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, and a handsome inscribed stone commemorating a former vicar, all
© Howard Richter (2016).Link1. Link2. Grade II* listing, which mentions a C6 Christian inscribed stone. Capel Bethania (Calvinistic Methodist, 1867, re-built 1899) appears to be disused. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2, taken through windows. SH 3545 3747. All © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Llanrug, the former Capel Llanrug, now owned by a business. Perhaps the fourth chapel on the site, as a plaque lists the dates 1798, 1822, 1842 and 1867. SH 534 634. © Dave Westrap. Link. Bryngwyn Congregational Chapel on Ffordd Bryngwyn, © Janet Gimber (2015).
The Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at Tan-y-Coed. SH 5375 6255. © Bill McKenzie. The Coflein entry ascribes a date of 1890, with a re-building only 11 years later, but Howard Richter suspects from map evidence that the 1890 date refers to the adjacent and original chapel (not visible in Bill's photo, but there are photo's of it on Coflein - "Old Chapel"), 1901 being the date of the present chapel. Grade II listed. The main Presbyterian Chapel in the area is Capel y Rhos, which stands at SH 543 636. It can be seen on Streetview here. Link1. Link2. Coflein dates it to "before 1912".
Llanuwchllyn, St. Deinion. © Eirian Evans. Ainon Baptist Chapel (1840 - date-stone), both © Peter Morgan (2014).
Llanycil, St. Beuno. © Eirian Evans.
Llanystumdwy, St. John the Baptist. © Bill McKenzie. Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The present building dates from 1936 (to a design by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis) replacing an earlier one of 1866 on a different site (at SH 4744 3852), and which had been destroyed by a fire in 1936. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 4749 3743. All
© Howard Richter (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. The 1886 chapel can be seen on this old photo, at the extreme right. Planning permission for building a house on the site was granted in 2000, and the house can be seen here, in a Google Maps view of 2011. Another chapel stood at SH 4528 3808, west of the town. Coflein gives it a building date of 1804, with a re-build in 1868, and conversion to residential use in the early 20th century. It's now known as Hen-Gapel.
Llwyndyrys, Capel Llwyndyrus (Calvinistic Methodist), a 1902 re-building of an 1836 chapel. Interior view. SH 3748 4096. Both
© Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Minffordd, the site of Capel Minford. The house at left stands on the site of the chapel, the other building was the Infant School, also shown here. The chapel was built before 1889, when it shows on the map of that year. The school had been built by 1901, although its original use may not have been as a school, as a recent planning application described it as a "Former Chapel Vestry". The congregation merged with Capel Y Porth in Portmadog in 2009. SH 585 384. Both © Martin Richter (2014).
Morfa Bychan, Capel Siloam Independent Chapel is a rebuild of 1902 on the site of an earlier one of 1856. SH 5513 3729. Link. The former Nasareth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1856) on Beach Road. Another view. SH 5455 3740. Link. All © Howard Richter (2013).
Morfa Nefyn, St. Mary (CiW, circa 1870). Two extra views - 1, 2. SH 2880 4005. Link. Capel Moreia (Calvinistic Methodist). Originally dating from 1825, it was twice re-built, in 1853 and 1882. Another view. SH 2890 4016. Link. Grade II listed.
Resurrection of Our Saviour (R.C., 1968). Another view. SH 2880 4009. All © Howard Richter (2016). There are at least two further chapels in the village - Tabernacl (Congregational, 1862) at SH 2859 4027 (link, with photos), and Caersalem (Baptist) at SH 2868 4025 (link, which gives dates of 1854, and says it was disused by 1999).
Mynydd Nefyn, the former Capel Pisgah (Calvinistic Methodist, 1848), now converted to residential use. Another view. SH 3222 3957. Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Nant Peris. © Bill McKenzie.
Nantmor, Peniel (Calvinistic Methodist). Another view. Link, which advises that it was built in 1829, re-built in 1868 (and for which there is a date-stone), and converted to residential use by 1998. SH 6010 4604. The former Cedron Independent Chapel, which dates from 1908, and was disused by 2002 (see this link). SH 6009 4608. All © Howard Richter (2016).
Nefyn, St. David (Dewi Sant). SH 306 415. Link1. Link2. The former St. Mary now serves as a Maritime Museum. SH 308 406. Link1. Link2. Soar Independent Church. SH 306 405. All © Dave Westrap. The derelict Capel Seion (Baptist, 1800, re-built 1851 and 1904). Two further views - 1, 2. SH 3084 4042. All © Howard Richter (2016). Link. There is another chapel in the village (Isaf, Calvinistic Methodist, 1785, latest re-build 1876) at SH 3075 4042. Link, with photos.

Pant Glas (or Pantglas, Pant-Glas, or Pant-Gl‚s), Libanus Chapel, (Calvinistic Methodist, 1868 - date-stone). There is another date-stone above the door. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 472 473. All © Howard Richter (2014). Link.
, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Originally built in 1810, it was (according to this link), re-built and/or modified in 1852 and 1875. SH 876 339. © Peter Morgan (2013).
Penbryn, the site of the demolished Capel Pencoed (Calvinistic Methodist). SH 4406 4088. © Howard Richter (2013). Link.
Pencaenewydd, Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. According to the Coflein entry, it was built in 1807, re-built in 1823, and again in circa 1880. If the latter date is correct, then the date-stone from the previous re-build was retained, as it is still visible (although for 1822). SH 4075 4100. Both © Howard Richter (2013).
Penmorfa, St. Beuno (CiW). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 541 403. Link. Grade II* listing, from which we learn that it has 14th century nave and 15th century chancel. The former Capel Carizim (Calvinistic Methodist, 1868), now in residential use. Another view. SH 547 406. Link. Capel Zion (Independent, 1868). Another view. SH 5485 4065. Link. All © Howard Richter (2012).
Pennal, St. Peter ad Vincula. The porch, and two interior views - 1, 2. All © John Bowdler. Another view, and interior view, both © Rosemary Groves (2011). Link. The former Carmel Welsh Independent Chapel (1869, repaired 1908, for sale 2009). © John Bowdler. Another view. © Chris Emms (2009). Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1871). © John Bowdler. Another view. © Chris Emms (2009).
Penrhos-garnedd, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Eglwys St. Pedr. Former Chapel, possibly in the process of being converted. Janet Gimber advises that this was Calvinistic Methodist, and has indeed been converted. All © Martin Briscoe.
Pentir, St. Cedol. © Martin Briscoe.
Pentre Uchaf, the former Pentre Uchaf Methodist Chapel (1896). The appended link says that it was still active in 2010, but was undergoing conversion for residential use in 2012. As Howard's photos show, the work was still incomplete in 2016. Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 3560 3903. © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Pentrefelin, the Parish Hall, which was originally built as a church, sited to be more convenient for the villagers, as the parish church (St. Cynhaearn) was some distance away. Dating from the 1930's, it was designed by Clough Williams-Ellis, most famous as the designer of Portmeirion, the setting for the cult TV series, The Prisoner. Another view, and the interior. SH 528 398. Link. An old postcard view is available here, and an old photo here. Grade II listed. The old church, St. Cynhaearn (K), is now in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches; some services are still held here. Some of the fabric in the nave is supposed to be of the 12th century, with the transepts added in the 15th and 16th centuries. Another view. SH 526 388. Link. Grade II* listed. The site of the demolished Capel Tabor (Congregational). The gateway to the site appears to be original. SH 5226 3997. Link. Flickr has some old photos - 1, 2, 3. All © Howard Richter (2012). The former Capel Cedron (1867, Calvinistic Methodist), now in residential use. Another view. SH 5249 3964. Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link.
Pont Rhyd-sarn, Peniel Chapel (Independent, 1895). There was an earlier Independent Chapel nearby, at about SH 8585 2864. Demolished (after 1901, but when?), there should be photos of it "out there" somewhere. SH 8595 2875. © Peter Morgan (2014).
Prenteg, St. John (CiW). Another view. SH 585 414. Both © Howard Richter (2012). Capel Bethlehem (Calvinistic Methodist). SH 588 415. © Howard Richter (2012). Another view, © Howard Richter (2016). Link. The former Horeb Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist). It was originally built in 1746, but has been much altered since then, and is now in residential use. Another view. SH 5766 4168. Link. Both © Howard Richter (2016).

Rhiw, Nebo Chapel. Another view. The date-stone bears dates of 1813, 1856 and 1876. SH 227 277. All © Dennis Harper (2013). Link.
Rhiw Goch, Capel Pen-y-stryd (Independent), later known as Capel Cefn Lloyd. Coflein advises that it was built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1890. Another view, and the interior. SH 7270 3150. All © Howard Richter (2016).
Rhos-fawr, Capel Soar (Calvinistic Methodist). The date stone says "A.D.1871.96", and Coflein says it was built in 1870, so 1871 was presumably the date of opening. The "96" probably means 1896, and must refer to an enlargement, refurbishment or re-build at that date. Another view. SH 3715 3949. Link. Capel Penuel (Particular Baptist). The chapel carries three dates - 1794, 1839, and 1896, the latter for the latest re-build. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 3883 3906. Link. All © Howard Richter (2016).
Rhoshirwaun, Saron Chapel (1903). SH 196 293. Bethesda Baptist Chapel (1904 - date-stone). SH 197 296. All © Dennis Harper (2013).
Rhoslan, Capel Rhos-lan (Independent) dates from 1808, with a re-build in 1834, and additional modifications in 1877. Another view. SH 480 413. Both © Howard Richter (2013). Link. Capel-y-Beirdd General Baptist Chapel (1822, re-built 1873). SH 470 416. © Bill McKenzie. Two further view - 1, 2, both © Howard Richter (2013). Link.
Rhos-y-gwaliau, former church (CiW, Holy Trinity, both confirmed by Howard Richter). Another view. SH 944 345. The former Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1881), which Howard advises is shown on the 1901 OS map as Capel Rhosgwaliau. SH 943 347. All © Peter Morgan (2012).

Sarn Meyllteyrn, Gwynedd, Salem Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist, 1879). Another view. Link. Grade II listed. The remains of St. Pedr (CiW). Built in 1846 on the site of an earlier church, it was reduced to its present state in the 1990's. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. An old photo of the intact church is available here and a more distant view here. SH 237 328. The Coflein entry refers to it as St. Peter ad Vincula, and mentions a standing stone in the churchyard - probably the stone visible in Howard's additional view no. 1. Salem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1879). Another view. SH 238 322. Link. Grade II listed. All © Howard Richter (2018).
Tal-y-bont (near Bala), Methodist Church (1870). SH 900 378. © Peter Morgan (2014).
Tal-y-bont (near Bangor), St. Cross (1892). Interior view. SH 609 708. Both © Tim Hollinghurst. Link1. Link2. Grade II listed. Bethlehem Chapel - this is an 1860 re-build of an 1825 chapel. SH 605 705. © Dave Westrap. Link.
Tal-y-Llyn, St. Mary. © John Bowdler.
Tan-Lan, the former Ramoth Baptist Chapel (1904), converted to residential use by 2003. There had been an earlier chapel of 1787 (Coflein here for the previous chapel). Two additional views - 1, 2. SH 6187 4257. Link. Within this graveyard is the site of the demolished Scotch Baptist Chapel. According to Coflein, it pre-dates the 1891 O.S. map, and was demolished before 2001. The churchyard gate. SH 6194 4267. All © Howard Richter (2016).
Tan-y-Grisiau, Capel Carmel (Independent) - taken from the Ffestiniog Railway. Perhaps no longer in use? SH 687 450. © Martin Richter (2011). Another view, © Martin Richter (2014), and another, © Howard Richter (2016). Link, according to which the chapel was built in 1835, then re-built in 1862, with a porch and Sunday school added circa 1870. The former Capel Moriah (1879) at SH 685 451. It shows as Baptist Chapel (General) on a map of 1888-9. The 1901 shows it as Capel Moriah (Baptist). Date of closure is also uncertain, though it appears to have been defunct before 2002, when a planning application has it as residential at that time. Another view. Both © Martin Richter (2014). Link. The site of the demolished Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The gate pillars are still in situ. Another view. Old photos of it are available here and here - in the latter distant view, the chapel is about 2/3 of the way along, and 1/3 up, and the building is taller than its neighbours, with a hipped roof. Built in 1833, it was re-built twice, in 1840 and 1864. SH 6876 4509. Both © Howard Richter (2016). Link. Old maps also reveal evidence of vanished chapels, as follows - a Wesleyan Chapel at SH 68862 45182, which Coflein names as Shiloh, built 1830. The site is now occupied by housing. It was replaced by Capel Gorphwysa (1896) at SH 58975 45226. This too has been demolished. Coflein. St. John's Mission Room stood at SH 6890 4527. Coflein.
Treflys, St. Michael (CiW). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. SH 535 378. All © Howard Richter (2012). Link. Grade II listed, from which we learn that the church is (probably) mainly C14, with a major restoration in the late 1880's.
Tremadog, the former St. Mary (1811-1995), now in use as offices. SH 562 401. © Bill McKenzie. Another view, © Howard Richter (2016). Link. Grade II* listed. Capel Peniel (1810, Calvinistic Methodist). Another view. SH 563 399. Both © Howard Richter (2012). Link1, which says the congregation meet in the village hall. Link2. Grade I listed which gives the building dates as 1808-9. A BBC article, with photo. A Roman Catholic congregation met in a dwelling called Ty Pab prior to the opening of the Catholic church in Porthmadog in 1933. The Catholic community in Tremadog goes back at least as far as 1895 - see this source. SH 5619 4011. © Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Waunfawr, St. John the Evangelist (1880). SH 525 592. © Bill McKenzie. Link, which says that the interior (which is "inaccessible and disused"), is one of the architect's "dreariest". The architect was one Henry Kennedy.
Werglodd, the Old Chapel. Notice - which Howard Richter advises refers to temporary closure of the building for refurbishment works. Both © Peter Morgan (2012). Link. Grade II listed.
Wern, the site of the former Capel Bryn-Melyn (1802, Calvinistic Methodist). A house has been built on the site, though not on exactly the same footprint. Photos of the chapel are available here, and here, the latter during demolition. The planning permission documentation includes a plan of the chapel. SH 5415 3925. © Howard Richter (2016). Link.

Y Felinheli, St. Mary. SH 518 668. © Dave Westrap. Link1. Link2.
Ystolhelyg Bach, the former Horeb Chapel (1901) at SH 158 264. Capel Uwchmynydd (1904). SH 155 264. Both © Dennis Harper (2013).




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