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Siloam Chapel, Clydach, Llanelly, Breconshire

Siloam Chapel, Llanelly
Photograph (undated) by kind permission of Rebecca Openshaw
Name: Siloam

Denomination: Independent

Built: 1829


1. Siloam Chapel was built in 1829. [Source: Coflein online database (NPRN 6082)]

2. In January 2007, a contributor to a message thread on the RootsWeb Powys Mailing List wrote:
Siloam Chapel at Clydach, Llanelly, Breconshire was demolished many years ago because it was precariously close to the 'new' [A465] road up the valley from Gilwern to Brynmawr. All that remains is the small graveyard and some of the boundary walls. The graveyard is on a steep incline and is heavily overgrown and surrounded by tall trees; so much so that you have to be close to it to realise that it is there. I spotted the gravestones in the undergrowth when I realised that the only turning point for my car along a narrow track was actually the old gateway to the chapelyard.
Many of the gravestones have fallen, inscriptions on others have eroded, a few can still be read.

[Source: Powys Mailing List Archive]

Siloam Chapel, Llanelly (map)
Above: Ordnance Survey map, published 1891, showing site of Siloam Chapel (circled).
Compare with modern Google satellite image below.

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