The Churches of Britain and Ireland
The site of Capel Ebeneser Independent Chapel. A plaque gives the dates as 1873 -1994, as well as an illustration of the chapel itself. Demolition followed in 1996. It had been preceded by an earlier chapel, built in 1840 or 1842 (according to source consulted) on a nearby site at SH 7084 3540. SH 7079 3549. © Howard Richter (2013). Link. An old photo, taken from a booklet 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.
Capel Moriah (Presbyterian). SH 707 356. Another view. The statue is of the poet Hedd Wyn (born Ellis Humphrey Evans), a native of Trawsfynydd. Link1. Link2, which says it was first built in 1798, and re-built in 1839, 1870, with the present building from 1885. Grade II listed.
The site of Capel Salem General Baptist Chapel. Originally built in 1835, it was re-built in 1873, and demolished in the 1990's. A plaque gives the dates as 1873-1994. A solitary doorway remains in situ. SH 7075 3555. Both © Howard Richter (2013). Link.
Capel Sion (Scotch Baptist, 1897 - date-stone). Another view. It may seem odd to find Scotch Baptists here, but Howard has found this reference which says that Merionethshire had another eight such chapels. Here is an interesting article on the movement. SH 708 355. All © Howard Richter (2012).
The former Capel Y Wern (Calvinistic Methodist). Built in 1897, it was converted to a private residence in 1967. From map evidence it appears to have closed between 1953 and 1963-4. Two further views - 1, 2. SH 714 360. All © Howard Richter (2013). Link.
The site of Capel Zinc Independent Chapel. A tin chapel, it was built in the latter years of the 19th century, and demolished circa 1980. Another view. SH 7123 3594. Both © Howard Richter (2013). Link.
01 September 2018
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