The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Abergele, Conwy

Abergele on Wikipedia.

The former Baptist Chapel (1863) on Castle Place and Pleasant Place. SH 9453 7783. Mike Berrell.

Eglwys Crist Addoldy'r Annibynnwyr (Congregational) on Dundonald Avenue and Pleasant Place. SH 9455 77865. Mike Berrell. Its grade II listing dates it to 1860-1. Coflein says it was a re-build in 1861 of a chapel of 1842. A 2009 Streetview.

Coflein has an entry for Hen Gapel-y-Seintiau (Mormon) on Chapel Street, which it says dates from 1849, becaming Baptist in 1856, and closing in 1863, and subsequently having varied uses before becoming part of the Bull Hotel "next door". The supplied grid reference and map point to the property (2021 Streetview) on the northern corner of High Street where it meets Chapel Street. The Bull Hotel however is a little further north (2023 Streetview). Neither view shows a good candidate for the chapel. Can you advise exactly where it stood, and whether anything survives of it?

Howard Richter has advised of a Mission Hall (1891) on Groes Lwyd at SH 9449 7785. It can be seen on 2009 Streetviews here and here.

Mynydd Seion Welsh Presbyterian Church on Chapel Street. SH 9453 7739. Mike Berrell. Link. Coflein. The grade II listing advises that it dates from 1867-8, replacing an earlier chapel of 1791 nearby - presumably the former Mynydd Sion Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist) which is just a few yards to the north. Now in secular use. SH 9456 7742. Mike Berrell.

St. Michael stands on the site of an 8th century church. Another view, the interior, and a window. SH 9454 7764. All Mike Berrell. An old postcard view, from John Bowdler's Collection. Link. Coflein. Grade II* listing - which provides dates of building of the late 12th to early 13th century, with modifications or a re-build of circa 1400. A churchyard monument to a Victorian railway disaster and the lych-gate have separate listings, which can be found here.

St. Paul's English Methodist Church (1879-80) on Market Street. SH 9476 7749. Mike Berrell. Link. Coflein. Grade II listed. Howard Richter has advised that old maps show that St. Paul's had a Wesleyan predecessor at SH 9484 7751. Recorded on the 1872-3 map, it was demolished sometime between 1913 and 1961. The site can be seen on a 2018 Streetview here.

St. Therese of Lisieux (R.C., 1934) on Dundonald Avenue and Clwyd Avenue. SH 9461 7791. Mike Berrell. An old postcard view, from Susan Heighes's Collection. Link. Coflein. The grade II listing says that the architect (G. Rinvolucri) designed a church in a similar style in Ludlow - see St. Peter on the Ludlow page.





04 November 2023

Steve Bulman

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