Saron Chapels (old & new), Saron Road, Saron, Carmarthenshire
Above: Old Saron Chapel in the foreground obscures all but the frontage of its later replacement on the adjacent plot.
Note 1: The [old] chapel was built in 1814, rebuilt in 1824, enlarged in 1863. Built in the Simple Round-Headed style, gable entry type. Replaced by adjacent chapel (NPRN 6379), 1890. Status (1998): in Sunday School use. [Source: Coflein database (NPRN 97167)]
BUILT IN 1814
REBUILT IN 1863
Note 3: At the time of the 1851 Religious Census, Saron was in the hamlet of Blinog. The baptist minister at Saron was Benjamin Thomas, Tyrplasgwyn, Llandybie. In his report he wrote: Last Sunday we had no preacher, prayer meetings morning and evening. Our average [attendance] about from 190 20 200. [Source: The Religious Census of 1851 – A Calendar of the Returns Relating to Wales, Volume I South Wales, edited by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones and David Williams, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1976]
CAPEL Y BEDYDDW YR
ADEILADWYD Y CYNTAF 1814, AIL-ADEILADWYD 1865.
FIRST BUILT 1814, RE-BUILT 1865.