Tabernacle Independent Chapel, Llanelli,
The Chapel was built in the Romanesque style to the design of John Humphreys, Treforest. © Crown copyright RCAHMW

Useful links


Ancient Monuments Society Promoting interest in Ancient Monuments
Churches Tourism Network Encourages religious tourism
Building Conservation Directory and news of conservation, restoration and repair of old buildings
Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments - listing body
Canolfan Soar Heritage centre based in the former Soar Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil.
The Chapels Society Promoting interest in the chapels of England
Cynefin Project in the National Library of Wales to digitise all the tithe maps of Wales
Friends of Friendless Churches Working to save redundant Churches
National Churches Trust Grants and advice to UK churches, chapels and meeting houses
National Library of Wales Holds 'Capeli Cymru' - a database of artefacts and literature relating to chapels - and the archive of the Presbyterian Church of Wales (Calvinistic Methodists)
The National Museums & Galleries of WalesArtefacts relating to the development of non-conformism in Wales
Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)Holds chapels database listing all the non-conformist chapels and churches in Wales and a large archive of photographs, descriptions and surveys of chapels
The Victorian Society Promotion and preservation of Victorian architecture. Holds lectures and tours of Victorian architecture frequently including chapels
Looking at Buildings Established by the Pevsner Architectural Guides. The site contains many links to other useful websites as well as illustrations, interactives and reference resources on the built environment.
Mostyn History Preservation Society Local history website
Heritage Information Website giving free information on how to restore and repair your historic building.
Historic Places of Worship in Europe Promotes cooperation across Europe.
War Memorials Trust Promotes protection and conservation of war memorials throughout the UK.
Welsh Religious Buildings Trust (Addoldai Cymru) Cares for a selection of religious buildings, especially chapels.
West Wales War Memorial Trust Commemorates the men and women from Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, who have fallen in conflicts throughout the world.

Record Offices

The National Archives website lists links to all the Welsh Record Office websites:
National Archives ARCHON list


Where there is a website for Wales the link is to that; otherwise it is to the British website
Union of Welsh Independents
Baptist Union of Wales
Church in Wales
Methodist Church in Wales
Presbyterian Church of Wales
Salvation Army
United Reformed Church
Congregational Federation in Wales
Apostolic Church
Elim Pentecostal Church
Church of the Nazarene

Family history

The following websites are useful:

Family History Societies are listed on the website of the Association of Family History Societies of Wales at