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Chapels and Churches  

                                                                                                                                 of Merthyr Tydfil

 
 

This is a list of Churches and Chapels and  that have existed in

Merthyr at one time or another. The list has been researched and

prepared by Mr Tom Hier, and is reproduced here with his courtesy.

 
 
 

   
         
 

A - L

     
 
NAME PHOTO DENOMINATION STREET AREA BUILT REBUILT DEMOLISHED NAME MEANING NOTES BURIAL DETAIL
CEMETERY   JEWISH       CEFN-COED 1867         CONSECRATED 1860
CEMETERY.  - CEFN       CEFN-COED 1858          
CEMETERY.  - PANT       PANT 1849         OPENED 1849
ADULAM PHOTO INDEPENDENT THOMAS THOMASTOWN 1831   yes Where David hid in a cave from King Saul " A place of safety   TWR No 6 opened  1828 Leasehold
ALL SAINTS   ANGLICAN GARDEN DOWLAIS            
ANION   BAPTIST (welsh then English prior 1850) DYNEVOR GEORGE TOWN 1860   yes Welsh for Aenon Name place of a spring where John Baptised    
AUBREY PHOTO WESLEYAN WELSH   CEFN COED 1876   1972      
BERTHLLWYD   BAPTIST WELSH   QUAKERS YARD            
BETHANIA PHOTO CONGREGATIONALIST WELSH   DOWLAIS 1824       Mr Blackwell Station Terrace Dowlais seen TWR No 19 very full leasehold
BETHANIA PHOTO CONGREGATIONALIST WELSH   ABERFAN 1876          
BETHEL   By 1850 Converted to house               TWR No 21  Very full leasehold
BETHEL PHOTO BAPTIST English then Welsh prior 1850)   GEORGE TOWN 1809 1850 YES The House of God, The place where God appeared to Abraham & Jacob Existing Printed Memorial Inscriptions TWR No11 very full still in use
BETHEL PHOTO WESLEYAN   MERTHYR VALE            
BETHEL   BAPTIST WELSH TOP NEW RD. DOWLAIS            
BETHEL PHOTO BAPTIST WELSH BRECON RD CWM TAFF 1927     The House of God, The place where God appeared to Abraham & Jacob    
BETHEL   BAPTIST WELSH YNYSYFELIN CWM TAFF 1799   1927 The House of God, The place where God appeared to Abraham & Jacob    
BETHEL   APOSTOLIC BRECON RD MERTHYR       The House of God, The place where God appeared to Abraham & Jacob    
BETHESDA     SWANSEA RD   1860     House of Mercy , A place of Healing , City in Galilee birth place of some Apostles    
BETHESDA PHOTO CONGREGATIONALIST BETHESDA GAFAEL Y GARTH 1811 1836 1975 House of Mercy , A place of Healing , City in Galilee birth place of some Apostles  No records available TWR No10 full still in use 
BETHLEHEM   INDEPENDENT   PONTSTICILL 1828   1924 House of bread or war. Birth place of JESUS CHRIST    
BETHLEHEM   INDEPENDENT   PONTSTICILL 1924   1968(CONV,) House of bread or war. Birth place of JESUS CHRIST    
BETHLEHEM PHOTO CALVINISTIC METHODIST Waterloo St. CAEPANT TYWYLL 1841     House of bread or war. Birth place of JESUS CHRIST  Burial records at Merthyr Library TWR No 9 opened 1839  1/4 full leasehold
BETHLEHEM   CALVINISTIC METHODIST   TROEDYRHIW       House of bread or war. Birth place of JESUS CHRIST    
BETHLEHEM    INDEPENDENTS   VAYNOR 1828     House of bread or war. Birth place of JESUS CHRIST    
BETHLEHEM    INDEPENDENTS   VAYNOR 1924   1968 House of bread or war. Birth place of JESUS CHRIST    
BEULAH   BAPTIST ENGLISH BETHESDA         Married    
BEULAH   BAPTIST ENGLISH   DOWLAIS 1869     Married Per Glam Hist  
BLAENCANNAID   DISSENTERS (Private house)   BLAENCANNAID 1642       No records  
BRYN ZION (?Bethel)   INDEPENDENTS   ? DOWLAIS 1834 1844   (bryn = hill) Hill in Jerusalem the original site of THE ARK OF THE LORD 1829-1837 Mormons& Public Records Office London  TWR No 18 < 1/2 full leasehold
BRYNHYFRYD PHOTO BAPTIST LOWER THOMAS TREHARRIS            
CAE CHAPEL   CALVINISTIC METHODIST   CEFN 1807     (cae =field)    
CAERSALEM     CAERACCA PANT            
CAERSALEM PHOTO BAPTIST PARTICULAR WELL DOWLAIS 1820 1832   (cae =field) Peaceable , perfect reward JERUSALEM in WELSH    
CALFARIA   BAPTIST WELSH   HEOLGERRIG            
CALFARIA PHOTO   HIGH CAEHARRIS            
CARMEL   BAPTIST PARTICULAR   CEFN COED 1844     Vineyard of God Place of the alter of Jehovah Printed Memorial Inscriptions  
CARMEL   BAPTIST WELSH   TROED Y RHIW 1854     Vineyard of God Place of the alter of Jehovah Records In National Library  
CARMEL PHOTO CALVINISTIC METHODIST   CLWYD-Y-FAGWYR 1840     Vineyard of God Place of the alter of Jehovah No records known . Chapel now Faith Mission  
CEMETERY.   - St. T. upper       TWYNYRODYN            
CEMETERY.  - BEECH G.       EDWARDSVILLE            
CHAPEL   PRIMITIVE METHODIST GARTH              
CHAPEL   PRIMITIVE METHODIST   DOWLAIS 1846          
CHAPEL   WESLEYAN BETHANIA ? ?  DOWLAIS 1827          
CHAPEL   WESLEYAN HIGH DOWLAIS            
CHAPEL   FORWARD MOVEMENT MARY TREHARRIS            
CHAPEL   CONGREGATIONAL ENGLISH CARDIFF RD. EDWARDSVILLE            
CHAPEL (1)   NOT KNOWN PERROT TREHARRIS            
CHAPEL (2)   NOT KNOWN PERROT TREHARRIS            
CHRIST CHURCH   ANGLICAN   GEORGETOWN 1857          
CHRIST CHURCH   ANGLICAN   PANT 1896          
Citadel   Salvation Army Glebeland   1937 2001        
CONGREGATIONAL   CONGREGATIONAL   TROED-Y-RHIW            
CWMYGLO   DISSENTERS (Private house)   CWMYGLO 1644   1752 (Coal valley) No records  
CYFARTHFA PHOTO     GEORGETOWN            
DEMEL PHOTO BAPTIST WELSH   ABERCANAID 1896       contact Baptist Union  
DISGWYLFA PHOTO     MERTHYR VALE            
EBENEZER PHOTO BAPTIST WELSH PLYMOUTH   1793   1995 Stone of help ? Samuel used to commemorate victory over Philistines    
EBENEZER PHOTO INDEPENDENT/CONG.WELSH   CEFN COED 1837 1861 1970 Stone of help ? Samuel used to commemorate victory over Philistines Burial Book transcribed by Glam. F. H. S.  
EBENEZER PHOTO GOSPEL HALL ABOVE ALMA STREET 1933     Stone of help ? Samuel used to commemorate victory over Philistines    
EBENEZER PHOTO   FRANCES DOWLAIS 1924     Stone of help ? Samuel used to commemorate victory over Philistines    
ELIM     JOHN TREHARRIS       Strong one, Rams heart , valley    
ELIM PHOTO BAPTIST WELSH   PENYDARREN 1843     Strong ones , rams , hearts , valleys    TWR 14 opened 1844 < 1/4 full
ELIM   PENTECOSTAL   DOWLAIS 1919     Strong ones , rams , hearts , valleys  No Burial Ground  
FFEIRIAD   ANGLICAN SEE . ST TUDOR CEFN     1889      
GELLIFAELOG   ANGLICAN   GELLIFAELOG            
GOSHEN PHOTO     BEDLINOG            
GRAIG

PHOTO

CALVINISTIC METHODIST   ABERCANAID 1848       Has Grave Yard TWR No 4 opened 1848 >6  leasehold
GWERNLLWYN PHOTO CONGREGATIONAL  WELSH MARY DOWLAIS 1850          
HEBRON PHOTO BAPTIST WELSH CAE HARRIS DOWLAIS 1841     Fellowship enchantment Place of Abrahams Tomb Had Cemetry all Memorial Stones Destroyed TWR No 20 new  Leasehold
HEN  DY CWRDD PHOTO UNITARIAN   CEFN COED 1747 1853   (Hen= Old aged ancient : dy = thy thine : Cwrdd = meeting place ) Church Records Glam.R.O. Memorial being undertaken  
HEOLERRIG   CONGREGATIONAL                
HERMON   CALVINISTIC METHODIST WELSH LOWER UNION HEOLWERMOOD 1827 1840   Mountain that was the place of the TRANSFIGURATION of CHRIST Church Records 1810-1837 Mormans & Public Record Office London TWR No 16 not very full leasehold
HIGH STREET PHOTO BAPTIST ENGLISH HIGH MERTHYR 1840       In the Chapel  
HIGH STREET   CONGREGATIONAL  ENGLISH                
HOPE   CALVANISTIC METHODIST WELSH                
HOPE   PRESBYTERIAN HIGH MERTHYR 1858 1861        
HOREB PHOTO CONGREGATIONAL ENGLISH   PENYDARREN 1837

1907

  Another name for Mount Sini where Moses was given the 10 Commandments Church records lost in fire TWR 13 opened 18421/4 full leasehold
INDEPENDANT   INDEPENDANT UPPER ROW              
INDEPENDANT   INDEPENDENT   BELOW QUAKERS YD         ON MAP
INDEPENDENT   INDEPENDANTS THOMAS HEOL-WORMWOOD 1841          
IVOR PHOTO CONGREGATIONAL  WELSH IVOR DOWLAIS 1860       ORIGINAL GLAM. REC. OFFICE Copies M.T.C.L.  
JERUSALEM   BAPTIST OPP.LABOUR CLUB 1911     City that id Holy to Jews Christians & Muslems    
JERUSALEM   BAPTIST   ABERCANID 1902     City that id Holy to Jews Christians & Muslems All records destroyed accidentaly  
JESUS CHRIST   (LATTER DAY SAINTS    GEORGE TOWN 1969        See records in Church   
LATTER DAY SAINTS   (LATTER DAY SAINTS (H.R.)     >1800          
LATTER DAY SAINTS   (LATTER DAY SAINTS (H.R.)   PENDAREN            
LATTER DAY SAINTS   (LATTER DAY SAINTS (H.R.)                
LATTER DAY SAINTS   (LATTER DAY SAINTS (H.R.)   CEFN COED 1848          
LATTER DAY SAINTS   BRUCE HOTEL (M.P.)                
LIBANUS   CONGREGATIONALIST WELSH   GRAIGBERTHLWYD            
LIBANUS PHOTO CALVINISTIC METHODIST Nr MARY DOWLAIS