The Churches of Britain and Ireland


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Abbey-cwm-hir, St. Mary. The present church was built with stone from the abbey. Eirian Evans. Another view, interior view, and the remains of the old church, all John Bowdler. Link.
Aberedw, St. Cewydd. SO 0803 4731. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, the porch, and an inscribed gravestone (inscribed with, Paul tells me, "IH 1604"), all Paul Wood (2015). Link.
Abergwesyn, Pantycelyn Baptist Chapel. SN 893 537. Simon Atkin. Hereabouts once stood St. David's Church. All that remains today is a graveyard with some ancient yews, and a fine Celtic cross. SN 8525 5260. Both Paul Wood (2015). Last used for worship in 1865, its date of demolition is not so far apparent, though it was still standing "c. 1950" when this Francis Frith photo was taken. The Coflein entry includes an old photo, and says that in 1977, some low walls of the church were still visible, but Paul couldn't locate any.
Abertridwr, Sardis Chapel (1821 - date-stone). SJ 034 188. Both Dennis Harper (2014). Link.

Battle, St. Cynog (CoW). SO 008 309. Simon Atkin. Link.
Beguildy, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view. An ancient chest. All John Bowdler. Link.
Berriew, St. Beuno. Eirian Evans. Interior view. Tim Hollinghurst. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, showing the churchyard gate. Ellie Thomas (2010). Link.
Beulah, Eglwys Oen Duw (Church of the Lamb of God, 1867). Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 913 521. All Mike Berrell (2013). Link1. Link2.
Bleddfa, St. Mary Magdalene (CiW). Roof timbers. SO 206 683. Both Ken Taylor. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Mike Berrell (2011). A Tin Tabernacle - Zion Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Bronllys, St. Mary (CiW). Link. Bethel Presbyterian Chapel (1929), and the preceding building. All Gerard Charmley (2011).
Bryngwyn, St. Michael (CiW). SO 1866 4948. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Two additional views - 1, 2, both Paul Wood (2016).
Builth Wells.

Bwlch-y-Sarnau, Baptist Chapel (1900). Gerard Charmley (2011).

Capel-y-Ffin, the tiny St. Mary (1762). Interior view. Baptist Chapel. All Gerard Charmley (2010). Link (for both churches). The former Monastery, founded by Father Ignatius. Another view, and the church, which is in ruins, though only 100 years old or so. Wikipedia says it was badly-built. All Gerard Charmley (2011).
Carno, St. John the Baptist. Mark Summers. Link.
Cascob, St. Michael and All Angels (CIW). SO 239 664. Richard Roberts (2014). Link.
Cefnllys, St. Michael. SO 085 615. Bruce Read. An old postcard view, from Steve Bulman's Collection. Cefnllys (or Cefn-Llys) is a deserted village east of Llandrindod Wells. Another view, and an interior view, both John Bowdler. Link.
Churchstoke, St. Nicholas. The porch. Both John Bowdler. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and the pulpit, all John Bowdler (2010). Link. Methodist Church (1879). SO 2686 9407. Steve Bulman (2018). Link.
Clyro, St. Michael and All Angels. Interior view. Francis Kilvert was curate here. Link. The former Congregational Chapel. All Gerard Charmley (2011).
Coedway, St. Andrew (Presbyterian). SJ 340 148. Les Needham (2011).
Cornhill, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1864). Gerard Charmley (2011).
Crewgreen, the former Bethel Primitive Methodist Chapel (1875), currently undergoing conversion. SJ 321 151. Les Needham (2011).
Crickadarn, St. Mary (CoW). SO 089 423. Simon Atkin. Link.
Crickhowell, St. Edmund. From an old undated postcard, collection of Mrs. Marion Allen. A very similar postcard view, but in B&W, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. Betharaba Baptist Chapel (1840),
and Danycastell Presbyterian Church (1805), both Gerard Charmley (2011).
Crossgates, St. Padarn. Dorothy Turley.
Cwmbach Llechryd, St. John the Divine. SO 028 521. Bryan Price. Link.

Defynnog, St. Cynog. Another view, and another taken during the restoration of 2010. The early font, and the "foliated cross". All Richard Camp. Link.
Discoed, St. Michael. Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Disserth, St. Cewydd (CiW). Timber roof construction detail - "scissor beams". Interior view. SO 035 583. All Simon Atkin. Another view, and two interior views - 1, 2, all John Bowdler. Link.
Dolau, St. Michael. Interior view. SO 150 667. Both Ken Taylor. Baptist Church. Bruce Read.
Dolfor, St. Paul. SO 106 871. Eirian Evans. Another view. Interior view. Both Mike Berrell. Free Church (re-built 1987, original building 1923). SO 107 870. Mike Berrell.
Dolley Green, Ackhill Baptist Church (1930). Another view. SO 284 655. Both Steve Bulman (2014). Link.
Dolyhir, a tin tabernacle, which looks abandoned. Can you advise the denomination? Gerard Charmley (2011). Mike Berrell's researches have revealed that this was never a church, being (possibly among others)  a reading room, mens' club, and a football changing room.

Evenjobb, St. Peter. Interior view. Bethel Baptist Chapel. All Gerard Charmley (2011).

Forden, Ebenezer Congregational Church. SO 566 822. Chris Kippin. Link.
Four Crosses, former chapel, now in secular use. SJ 269 186. Mike Berrell (2010). Another view, and the dates of building and re-building (1823 and 1854) on the doorway, both Dennis Harper (2014).

Garth, Olewydd Congregational Chapel. SN 964 501. Mike Berrell.
Gaufron, Baptist Church. SN 999 679. Bruce Read.
Gladestry, St. Mary. Interior view. Link. The former Zion Chapel, now a private residence. All Gerard Charmley (2011).
Glascwm, St. David. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.
Gravel, Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Guilsfield, St. Aelhaiarn. Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Gwenddwr, St. Dubricius. SO 065 433. Simon Atkin. Link.

Heartsease, Presbyterian Chapel. The sign below the apex has dates 1842 and 1902. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Howey, St. David. Another view. Both John Bowdler. Providence Baptist Chapel (1853) on Chapel Road. SO 056 588. Richard Roberts (2016).
Hyssington, St. Etheldreda. Two further views - 1, 2. Two interior views - 1, 2, the font, altar, and pulpit. Hyssington Methodist Church, originally Primitive Methodist. The roundel below the roof apex has an inscription, and a barely readable date, which may be 1889. All John Bowdler (2010).

Kerry, St. Michael and All Angels. Another view. Interior view, and the altar. Link. Baptist Chapel. Another building, now a private residence, appear to be a former chapel. Two views - 1, 2. Janet Gimber advises that this is the former St. Michael and St. Brendan (R.C.), which was built as a Reading Room and Community Centre in 1856. It closed ca. 1980. Link (which also has some information on the Parish Church). All John Bowdler.

Leighton, Holy Trinity. Chris Emms (2009). Link.
Libanus, St. John. Eirian Evans. Ebenezer U.R.C. (1973) was built on the site of an earlier building. Gerard Charmley (2010).
Llanafan Fawr, St. Afan. The burial place of St. Afan, and an ancient site, said to date from A.D. 409. SN 969 558. Bryan Price. Link.
Llananno, St. Anno. Another two views - 1, 2, and an interior view, showing the spectacular rood screen. All John Bowdler. Link.
Llanbadarn Fynydd, St. Padarn. Interior view. Both John Bowdler. Link.
Llanbister, St. Cynllo. Two further views - 1, 2, all John Bowdler. Two interior views - 1, 2, both
Gerard Charmley (2011). Link. Wesleyan Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llanbrynmair, Hen Capel (Welsh Independent), originally dates from 1739. Two interiors - 1, 2. All Gerard Charmley (2014). Grade II listed.

Llanddew, St. David. SO 054 307. Simon Atkin. Another view. Eirian Evans. Link.
Llandefaelog Church, CiW, near Brecon. SO 028 358. Martin Briscoe.
Llandefalle, St. Matthew (but see link). Eirian Evans. Link.
Llandegley, St. Tecla. SO 139 628. Bruce Read. Link.
Llanddewi Ystradenni, St. David. SO 108 686. Bruce Read.
Llandewi'r Cwm, (near Builth), St. David. Martin Briscoe.
Llandinam, St. Llonio. Mark Summers. Link. Presbyterian Church. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llandrindod Wells.
Llandrinio, St. Trinio, St. Peter and St. Paul. SJ 296 171. Les Needham (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Llandysilio, St. Tysilio. Two more views - 1, 2. SJ 267 193. All Dennis Harper (2014). Link.
Llanfair Caereinion, St. Mary (CiW). Link. Presbyterian Church. Both Chris Emms (2009).
Llanfechain, Soar Chapel (Presbyterian CiW), which formally closed in 2008. Thanks to the Revd. Pam Powell M.A. for the identification. SJ 189 204. Martin Briscoe.
Llanfihangel, St. Michael. SO 153 667. Bruce Read.
Llanfihangel Brynpabuan, St. Michael and All Angels. Previously listed as St. Beneface of the Upper Ways, Neuadd, my appreciation to Bryan Price for the correction. SN 983 567. Bruce Read. Link.
Llanfihangel Helygen, St. Michael. SO 046 644. Bryan Price. Link.
Llanfihangel Nant Melan, St. Michael. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst.
Llanfrynach, St. Brynach (CiW). SO 076 258. Link. The former Mizpah Baptist Chapel, converted into two houses. SO 075 258. Both Simon Atkin.
Llangasty-Tallyllyn, St. Gasty (CiW). SO 133 261. Interior view. Both Simon Atkin. Link.
Llangattock, St. Cattwg. SO 2108 1787. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Paul Wood (2016). Link. Bethesda Congregational Church. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llangedwyn, St. Cedwyn (CiW). Peter Morgan (2013). Link.
Llangors, St. Paulinus (CiW). SO 135 276. Link. Former Penuel Baptist Chapel. dating from 1869, now a private residence. SO 135 275. Both Simon Atkin.
Llangunllo, St. Cynllo. Another view. Both John Bowdler. Link.
Llangurig, St. Curig. Graeme Harvey. Link. The former Ebenezer Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist, 1904). Gerard Charmley (2010). Wesleyan Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llangynidr, Sardis Baptist Chapel, the present building dates from 1858. SO 153 202. Simon Atkin.
Llangynog, St. Cynog (1792, re-built 1894). Two interior views - 1, 2. Link. Carmel Methodist Chapel (1875). Ebenezer Methodist Chapel, now a private residence. Built in 1895, the date-stone records that it was laid by one T. A. Jones from Williamsburgh, Iowa. Penuel Chapel (1826, re-built 1868). All Peter Morgan (2013).
Llanllwchaiarn, Church of Llwchaiarn. SO 124 925. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, St. Dogfan. Link. Bethesda Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist, 1828). As can be seen here, it used to have a small spire. Both Peter Morgan (2013).
Llansantffraid-Cwmdeuddwr, St. Bride (CiW). John Bowdler. Another view,
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Llanwddyn, St. Wddyn. Another view, two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. SJ 022 192. Link. Bethel Chapel. Another view, and the date-stone for 1874. SJ 016 191. All Dennis Harper (2014).
Llanwrtyd Wells, Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1808, re-built 1867, enlarged 1907). SN 878 466. Mike Berrell. Another view, Janet Gimber (2014). An earlier Methodist meeting place survives, though not obvious to the casual viewer. In what is now the Drovers Rest Tea Rooms is a cellar, used by the first Methodists during the 19th century, as described on a plaque. Another view. All Janet Gimber (2014). Congregational Chapel. SN 880 468. Mike Berrell.
Llanymynech, St. Agatha on Rectory Lane. SJ 268 208. Mike Berrell (2010). Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Dennis Harper (2014). Link. Presbyterian Church of Wales on Chapel Lane. SJ
267 207. Mike Berrell (2010).
Llanyre, St. Llyr. SO 043 624. Bruce Read.
Llanywern, St. Brynach. Martin Briscoe.
Lower Chapel, St. Michael. Two interior views - 1, 2. SO 028 359. Bethesda Chapel (Presbyterian Church of Wales). SO 028 357. Link. All Mike Berrell (2013).
Llowes, St. Meilig. Another view, and an interior view. All Tim Hollinghurst. Link1. Link2.
Llyswen, St. Gwendoline. Eirian Evans. Link.

Maesmynis, St. David. Salem Chapel. Both Martin Briscoe.
Maesyrhelem, Baptist Chapel. Another view. Both
Gerard Charmley (2011).
Maesyronnen, U.R.C. - the oldest Nonconformist chapel in Wales. At one time it was a cow-shed. Two interior views - 1, 2. All
Gerard Charmley (2011). Link.
Montgomery, St. Nicholas. SO 22368 96517. Chris Emms (2009). Another view, Simon Edwards (2012). Link. Grade I listed. Presbyterian Church (1885). SO 22307 96653. Steve Bulman (2018). Grade II listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1903). SO 22288 96717. Steve Bulman (2018).

Nantgwyllt, the Church. Another view, and an interior view, all John Bowdler.
Nantgwyn, Chapel. Eirian Evans.
Nantmel, St. Cynllo. SO 035 665. Dorothy Turley. Another view. Bruce Read. Two further views - 1, 2, both John Bowdler. Link.
Neuadd, Pisgah Baptist Chapel. SN 981 563. Both Bruce Read.
New Radnor, St. Mary. Dorothy Turley. Two further views - 1, 2, both John Bowdler. Link.
Newbridge-on-Wye, All Saints - dates from 1883. SO 015 582. Pentref Baptist Chapel (1879). Another view. SO 014 583. All Bruce Read. Another view of All Saints. Eirian Evans.
St. Mary. Two interior views - 1, 2. Calvinistic Methodist Church. All Gerard Charmley (2011).

Oakley Park, Presbyterian Chapel. Eirian Evans.
Old Church Stoke, a former chapel, now in residential use.
Chris Kippin.
Old Radnor (Pencraig), St. Stephen. Interior view. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Interior view, from an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.

Painscastle, Adullam Baptist Chapel (1848). Painscastle Congregational Church. Both Gerard Charmley (2011).
Pant-Mawr, Capel Uchaf (Calvinistic Methodist, 1874) was re-built on the site of an earlier building. Another view. Both Gerard Charmley.
Patrishow, St. Ishow. From an old illustration (mid 1930's) in Colin Waters' Collection. An old postcard view of the screen, from Christopher Skottowe's Collection. Link.
Pen Ithon, Baptist Chapel (1908). SO 088 827. Mike Berrell.
Pen-y-Bont-Fawr, St. Thomas (1855, CiW). Interior view. Link1. Link2. Bethania Chapel (1867). All Peter Morgan (2013).
Pencelli, St. Meugan at Llanfeugan (though there is no village of that name). Tim Hollinghurst. Link.
Penegoes, chapel. Can you give it a name? John Bowdler. Thanks to Mike Berrell for advising that this is Ebeneser.
Pengenffordd, Moriah Presbyterian Chapel. Rear view, showing the gallery stairs. Both Gerard Charmley (2010).
Pentrefelin, Salem Chapel (1845, renovated 1926). Peter Morgan (2013).
Penybont, The Pales Meeting House (Society of Friends). Ken Taylor. Friends Meeting House. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Penybontfawr, Pen-Nebo Wesleyan Chapel (1890 - date-stone). Both Peter Morgan (2014).
Penygarnedd, Carmel Wesleyan Chapel (1884 - date-stone). Both Peter Morgan (2014).
Pilleth, St. Mary (CiW). Interior view. SO 256 822. Both Ken Taylor. Two further views - 1, 2, and the Holy Well, all John Bowdler. Link1. Link2.
Presteigne, St. Andrew. Dorothy Turley. Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all John Bowdler. Link. Baptist Church. The date-stone isn't entirely clear in the original, but I think it says "Built 1845, Enlarged 1885". Gerard Charmley (2011). Methodist Church, originally Primitive Methodist. Gerard Charmley (2011).

Rhosgoch, Hermon Congregational Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Rhydybont, Independent Chapel. The date-stone has dates 1778, 1829 and 1911. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Rhydycul, Elim Chapel (1839). Peter Morgan (2013).

Sarn, Holy Trinity. Both John Bowdler.
Snead, St. Mary the Virgin. Two further views - 1, 2, two interior views - 1, 2, the font and pulpit, and a carved head. SO 316909. All John Bowdler (2010). Link1. Link2.

Talgarth, St. Gwendoline (CiW). Gervase N. E. Charmley. Another view. Gerard Charmley (2011). Link. Bethlehem Calvinistic Methodist Church. Gervase N. E. Charmley. U.R.C., originally Bethania Congregational Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011). Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Tallachddu, St. Mary. Medieval, but restored in Victorian times, Eirian describes it as "delightful". Eirian Evans.
Tanhouse, Presbyterian Church (formerly Welsh Calvinistic Methodist). Ken Taylor.
The Pound, Hepzibah Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).
Trefecca, Coleg Trefecca Chapel. Coleg Trefecca is a training centre run by the Welsh Presbyterian Church. The college building was originally built as the home of Howell Harris' "Trefecca Family", a religious community. The original chapel is the closer wing here. Both Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link.
Tretower, St. John the Evangelist. Gervase N. E. Charmley. Link. Zoar Chapel (1844), Gerard Charmley (2011).

Upper Chapel, Ebenezer Chapel. SN 998 417. Simon Atkin.

Whitton, St. David (CiW). SO 270 673. Ken Taylor. Another view, interior, and the font, all Steve Bulman (2014).

Yardro, Baptist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2011).




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