Nonconformist Chapel Records

Scope and Content

Nonconformist records, including photographs and prints of Nonconformist Chapels, Pembrokeshire, including records of the following: Pisgah Baptist Chapel, Carew, 1831-2001; Thornton Baptist Chapel, Milford Haven, 1867-1967; Galilee Chapel, Llangwm, 1832-1879; Bethesda Baptist Chapel, Narberth, 1807-1991; Soar/Star Baptist Chapel, Clydey, 1829-1981; Llangloffan Baptist Chapel, Granston, 1984-1991; Hill Park Baptist Chapel, Haverfordwest, 1957; Molleston Baptist Church, Narberth, 1985; Bethesda Baptist Church, Haverfordwest, 1787-1989; records of Glanrhyd Baptist Church, Lampeter Velfrey, 1988-1994; Goedwick Baptist Church, Goodwick, 1892-1913; Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock, 1940-1954; Seion Baptist Chapel, St Davids, 1962-1963; Moriah Baptist Chapel, Marloes, 1914-1966; Deer Park Baptist Church, Tenby, 1845-2000; Broad Haven Hephzibah Baptist Chapel, 1863-1988; Trinity Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock, 1898-1940; Albion Square Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock, 1903-1944; Tabernacle Congregational Church, Haverfordwest and Little Haven, 1746-1997; Mountain Congregational Chapel, Llanteg, Crunwear, 1889-1967; Brynberian Congregational Church, 1769-1973; Albany Congregational Church, Haverfordwest, [c. 1665]-1991; Yr Hen Gapel, Maenclochog, 1881-1978; Carvan Congregational Church, 1985-1988; Keyston United Reformed Church, 1987; Glandwr Independent Chapel, Llanfyrnach, 1984-1986; Rhodiad Independent Chapel, St Davids, 1843-1865; Tabernacle Congregational Church (later United Reformed Church), Rosemarket, 1831-1982; Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Pembroke, 1900-1992; St Ishmaels Congregational Chapel, 1880-1987; Crundale United Reformed Chapel, 1906-1998; Milford Haven Tabernacle United Reformed Church, 1815-1992; Penally Congregational/United Reformed Church, 1876-1990; Bethel Congregational Chapel, St Florence, 1893-1972; records relating to the Quakers in Pembrokeshire, 1660-1987; and records relating to the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists in Pembrokeshire, 1821-1992.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Nonconformist denominations were active in Pembrokeshire. The Calvinistic Methodist Church, formed in 1811, now known as the Presbyterian Church of Wales; adopted a presbyterian system of church government of a centralising character, in contrast with the Baptists and Congregationalists. Baptist chapels in Pembrokeshire included Pisgah Baptist Chapel, Carew; Thornton Baptist Chapel, Milford Haven; Galilee Chapel, Llangwm; Bethesda Baptist Chapel, Narberth; Soar/Star Baptist Chapel, Clydey; Llangloffan Baptist Chapel, Granston; Hill Park Baptist Chapel, Haverfordwest; Molleston Baptist Church, Narberth; Bethesda Baptist Church, Haverfordwest; Glanrhyd Baptist Church, Lampeter Velfrey; Goedwick Baptist Church, Goodwick; Bethany Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock; Seion Baptist Chapel, St Davids; Moriah Baptist Chapel, Marloes; Deer Park Baptist Church, Tenby; and Broad Haven Hephzibah Baptist Chapel. Congregational (later United Reformed) Churches included Trinity Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock; Albion Square Congregational Church, Pembroke Dock; Tabernacle Congregational Church, Haverfordwest; Mountain Congregational Chapel, Llanteg, Crunwear; Brynberian Congregational Church; Albany Congregational Church, Haverfordwest; Yr Hen Gapel, Maenclochog; Carvan Congregational Church; Keyston United Reformed Church; Glandwr Independent Chapel, Llanfyrnach; Rhodiad Independent Chapel, St Davids; Tabernacle Congregational Church (later United Reformed Church), Rosemarket; Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Pembroke; St Ishmaels Congregational Chapel; Crundale United Reformed Chapel; Milford Haven Tabernacle United Reformed Church; Penally Congregational/United Reformed Church; and Bethel Congregational Chapel, St Florence. Other Nonconformist denominations active included the Wesleyan Methodists, Unitarians and the Quakers (Society of Friends).


Arranged by denomination and chapel.

Access Information

Resitricted access. DFC/M/1/5-8 (plans and papers of New Manse at North Street, Haverfordwest, 1953-1964) is restricted for 60 years.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr McIntyre, Kilgetty, between January 1970 and donated by R. I. Hurlow in January 2004.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Nonconformist Chapel, catalogue; Williams, Glanmor, 'Nonconformity in Welsh history', Carmarthenshire Antiquary 30, 1994.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The records of Lebanon Baptist Chapel, Pembrokeshire, were permanently withdrawn by S. Evans in June 2003.


Accruals are not expected

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