The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Butetown - see Cardiff (City).

Caerau, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Canton, Cardiff (City).
Capel Llanilltern, St. Elteyrn (CiW), dated here to 1862. ST 0951 7996.
Gerard Charmley. Grade II listed.
Cardiff (City).
Cardiff Bay, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Cathays, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Creigiau, Church Hall (CiW), a venue for services.
ST 00819 8145. Gerard Charmley (2011). Link.
Cyncoed, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Ely, Cardiff (City).

Fairwater, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Gabalfa, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Grangetown, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Gwaelod-y-Garth, Bethlehem Welsh Independent Chapel (1872), founded by members from Taihirion (q.v.).
Another view. ST 1168 8361. Both Gerard Charmley. Link. Grade II listed. The former Salem Chapel (Baptist, 1871), now, ironically, a wine merchant's. ST 1153 8426. Gerard Charmley. Grade II listed.

Heath, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Leckwith, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
St. Denys. ST 1915 8306. David Gallimore. Link. Grade II* listed. The former Lisvane Baptist Church (1856 - 2003), now a private residence. Very unusual is the outside baptistry. ST 1956 8412. Both Gerard Charmley. Grade II listed. The baptistry is also listed, as grade II.
Llandaff, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Llandaff North, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Llanishen, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Llanrumney, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Morganstown, Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, on Chapel Road. According to the town Wikipedia entry, the chapel dates from 1842, but Coflein has 1817 re-built 1905, even though they have a photo of the date-stone showing 1842. Interior view. ST 1273 8159. Both Gerard Charmley.

Old St. Mellons, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).


Radyr, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Rhiwbina, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Riverside, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).
Roath, Cardiff (City).
Rumney, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

St. Fagans, the Parish Church, St. Mary. ST 1212 7722. Gerard Charmley. Link. Grade II* listed. For other listed features associated with the church, see here. The former Tabernacle Presbyterian Church on Croft-y-Genau Road. The date-stone (2023 Streetview) reads "1837 Tabernacle Presbyterian 1900", presumably referring to the first chapel, and a re-build. ST 1196 7746. Gerard Charmley. The Museum of Welsh Life, now re-named as National History Museum, has two churches, both removed from their original location. The first is the Pen-Rhiw Unitarian Church (1777) which is from Dre-fach Felindre, Carmarthenshire, and opened at the museum in 1958. Interior view. The other is St. Teilo, removed from Llandeilo Tal-y-bont near Pontarddulais, Swansea. Another view, and two interiors - 1, 2. All Janet Gimber (2014). Another view. The story of its re-location can be read here, and photos of the re-created wall paintings here. Chris Emms (2010). For the site of the church, see Llandeilo Tal-y-bont, Swansea. Link. In the grounds of the museum can also be seen the scant remains of the original church of St. Fagan. Another view. ST 1186 7735. Both Janet Gimber (2018). This (large) pdf document is informative - see page 75.
Splott, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Taff's Well, St. Mary and St. James, on Church Street. Originally St. James, the church joined with St. Mary at Nantgarw when that closed. ST 1225 8335. Gerard Charmley. The former Glandwr-Taf Independent Church, on Cardiff Road. Its Coflein entry dates it to a re-build in 1904 of a chapel of 1859. Various Streetviews suggests it's now in residential use. ST 1199 8441. Gerard Charmley. Taff's Well United Church (Methodist and Baptist) on Cardiff Road. The heading of its Coflein entry says it was originally Wesleyan Methodist. ST 1239 8319. Gerard Charmley. Link. The former Trinity Calvinistic Methodist Church, on Cardiff Road and Tabor Street. Its brief Coflein entry dates it to the late 19th century, but a map revised in 1898 doesn't show it. ST 1214 8356. Gerard Charmley. Old O.S. maps show it had a neighbour just a few yards away on Tabor Street, at ST 1214 8356.  Available maps don't give its denomination, but Coflein calls it Tabor Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, dating it to a re-build in 1864 of an earlier chapel of 1843. It also implies that it survived as late as 1990, but housing (Streetview) had been built on the site by 2009. Glan-y-Llyn Gospel Hall, off Cardiff Road. Google Maps say it's "permanently closed". ST 1198 8416. Gerard Charmley. Mortuary Chapel in the cemetery on Cemetery Road. ST 1264 8396. Gerard Charmley (2010).
Taihirion (west of Whitchurch), Capel Philadelphia (aka Taihirion Congregational Church) lies on the road from Cardiff to Llantrisant. Now ruined, the church has offshoots at Gwaelod-y-Garth and Pentyrch. Another view. ST 1058 7983. Both Gerard Charmley.

Tongwynlais, St. Michael and All Angels (CiW) on Merthyr Road.
Coflein dates it to 1875-7. ST 1334 8218. Gerard Charmley. Link. Ainon Chapel (Baptist, English speaking, but formerly Welsh speaking) on Market Street. Its Coflein entry dates it to 1879, successor to two earlier chapels of 1851 and 1832 on the same site. Its date-stone says 1832. ST 1323 8221. Gerard Charmley. Link. The former Hermon Chapel on Queen Street has a date-stone saying "Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel Built 1860 Renovated 1906". ST 1329 8209. Gerard Charmley. Link. The former Salem Baptist Chapel on Queen Street. Dated in Coflein to a re-build in 1883 of an earlier chapel of 1862, it gives the wrong location, as does Genuki. Its closure is given here as 1975. ST 1327 8215. Gerard Charmley. Bethesda U.R.C. on Merthyr Road. Evidently a fairly recent build, it replaced a chapel of 1861 (source - Coflein). ST 1337 8209. Gerard Charmley. Link.
Tremorfa, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).

Whitchurch, Cardiff (City) - see Cardiff (City).





31 July 2023

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