Bethel, Miskin

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Bethel, Miskin was an Independent chapel in Glyngwyn Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales. Services at Bethel were conducted in the Welsh language.

Early history[edit]

The church began in the form of a Sunday School held under the supervision of one Henry Eynon in the Long Room of the Bailey Arms.[1] Members of Bethania, Mountain Ash, were instrumental in establishing the chapel, and weekly meetings were initially held in 33 Victoria Street.[1] When this became too small, the first chapel, a zinc structure, was built in 1896 but demolished four years later to make way for a new chapel.[1]

Twentieth century[edit]

The chapel was opened in 1903 with seating for 600. It was built at a cost of £2,947 and the architect was T.W. Miller of Mountain Ash. The debt was cleared by 1923.[1]

L. Bevan was minister until 1915 when he left for Pontnewynydd, Monmouthshire.[2] After three years without a minister, J.H. Evans of Newport, Pembrokeshire, was inducted as minister in 1918.[2]

Later history[edit]

The chapel closed in the late twentieth century. Demolition work was filmed in 1995 for a HTV documentary entitled On the Chapel Trail which was presented by Professor Anthony Jones.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Jones. Chapels of the Cynon Valley. p. 33.
  2. ^ a b "Miskin Recognition Meetings". Aberdare Leader. 9 March 1918. Retrieved 9 June 2015.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jones, Alan Vernon (2004). Chapels of the Cynon Valley. Cynon Valley Historical Society. ISBN 0953107612.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°40′34″N 3°22′21″W / 51.6762°N 3.3725°W / 51.6762; -3.3725