Ynysgau Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates: 51°44′47″N 3°22′51″W / 51.746329°N 3.380863°W / 51.746329; -3.380863

Ynysgau Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil
OS grid referenceSO04750618
CountryWales, United Kingdom
DenominationIndependent (Congregationalist)
Architectural typeChapel
Stylemid 19th century

Ynysgau Chapel was one of the earliest chapels in Merthyr Tydfil. The cause dated back to 1749 and services were held in the Welsh language. The chapel was demolished in 1967 as part of the Merthyr Town Improvement Scheme.[1]

Early history[edit]

The original cause at Ynysgau was established by various ‘dissenters’ from the Church of England.[2] It was acquired by the Independents (Congregationalists) by the early nineteenth century.[3]

A new chapel was built in the 1850s and opened on Easter Sunday, 1854.[2] A contemporary account described the new building as a "new structure of much architectural beauty, decorated with coloured glass windows."[4] This was the final building to house the chapel.


  1. ^ "Merthyr Tydfil". Genuki. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rees,, Thomas; Thomas, John (1871). Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru, Vol. 2. p. 244. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ Brewer, Steve. "The Birth of Non-Conformity in Merthyr". The Melting Pot. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Merthyr and Neighbourhood". Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. 28 April 1854. p. 3. Retrieved 9 January 2019.


  • Rees, Thomas; Thomas, John (1871). Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru, Vol. 2.