Further Reading


T.M. Bassett, The Welsh Baptists, (Swansea, 1977)

John Jones, The History of the Baptists in Radnorshire, (1895)

Thomas Rees and John Thomas, Hanes Eglwysi Annibynol Cymru, (Liverpool 1871-75)

Tim Shenton, Christmas Evans: No Ordinary Preacher, (Darlington 2002)

Calvinistic Methodists/Presbyterians

Eifion Evans, Daniel Rowland and the Great Evangelical Awakening in Wales, (Edinburgh, 1985)

James Morris, The History of the Methodists in Carmarthenshire, (1911, transl. Ivor Griffiths 1994)

G.M. Roberts, Hanes Methodistiaeth Galfinaidd Cymru, (Caernarfon 1973, 1978 & 2011)

William Williams, Welsh Calvinistic Methodism, (1872) (republished Bridgend, 1998)

Geraint Tudur, Howell Harris: From Conversion to Separation 1735-1750, (Cardiff, 2000)



David Cornick, Under God’s Good Hand: a History of the Traditions Which Have Come Together in the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom, (London, 1998)

Tudur Jones, Congregationalism in Wales, (Cardiff, 2004)



David Barnes, People of Seion, (Llandysul, 1995)

Elwyn Davies, They Thought for Themselves, (Llandysul, 1982)

Elwyn Davies, Y Smotiau Duon, (Llandysul, 1981)

Graham Hague and Judy Hague, The Unitarian Heritage, (Sheffield, 1986)

Geraint Jenkins (ed.), A Rattleskull Genius: the Many Faces of Iolo Morganwg, (Cardiff, (2005)

Eric Jones, Gardens of Faith, (Aberdare, 2006)

Eric Jones, The Good Ground, (Aberdare, 2009)

Wesleyan Methodists

Jones, Hanes Wesleyaeth Gymreig (4 cyfrol), (Bangor, 1911-1913)

Lionel Madden (ed.), Methodism in Wales: A Short History of the Wesley Tradition, (Llandysul, 2003)

A.H. Williams (ed.), John Wesley in Wales 1739-1790, (Cardiff, 1971)

A.H. Williams, Welsh Wesleyan Methodism 1800-1858: its Origins, Growth and Secessions, (Bangor, 1935)

J.A. Vickers, Thomas Coke: Apostle of Methodism, (London, 1969)


Chapel architects

Stephen Hughes, Thomas Thomas 1817-88 – the First National Architect of Wales (Cardiff, 2003)

David Farmer, The Remarkable Life of John Humphrey- God’s Own Architect (Swansea, 1997)

Frederick James Jobson, Chapel and School Architecture, as appropriate to the buildings of Nonconformists, (London, 1850)

Beddoe Rees, Chapel Building – Hints and Suggestions, (Cardiff, 1903)


Chapel buildings: Wales and general

George W Dolbey, The Architectural Expression of Methodism: the First Hundred Years, (London, 1964)

John Harvey, The Art of Piety – the Visual Culture of Welsh Nonconformity, (Cardiff, 1995)

John Hilling, The Historic Architecture of Wales, (Cardiff 1979)

T.J. Hughes, Wales’s Best One Hundred Churches, (Bridgend, 2006)

Simon Jenkins, Wales: Churches, Houses, Castles, (London, 2008)

Anthony Jones, Welsh Chapels (1st edition), (Cardiff 1984)

Anthony Jones, Welsh Chapels (2nd edition), (Stroud, 1996)

Ronald P. Jones, Nonconformist Church Architecture, (London, 1914)

Huw Owen, Capeli Cymru, (Talybont, 2005)

Huw Owen, The Chapels of Wales, (Bridgend, 2012)


Chapel buildings: regional

Huw Edwards, Capeli Llanelli – Our Rich Heritage, (Cardiff, 2009)

Eifion Evans, A Presbyterian Album: South Pembrokeshire Presbyterian Churches 1913-1999, (Haverfordwest, 2000)

Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach, and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd, (London, 2009)

John Hilling, Cardiff and the Valleys, (London 1973)

John Hilling and Mary Traynor, Temples of Faith, (Cardiff, 2000)

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd, (London, 1986)

Alan Vernon Jones, Chapels of the Cynon Valley, (Cwmdare, 2004)

Geraint Jones, Capeli Mon (Llanrwst, 2007)

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, (London, 2006)

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire, (London, 2006)

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan, (London, 1995)

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, (London, 2000)

Robert Scourfield and Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys, (London, 2013)

B. Sinclair and R.W.D. Fenn, Marching to Zion: Radnorshire Chapels, (Kington,1990)


Religious history

E.T. Davies. Religion and Society in the Nineteenth Century, (Llandybie, 1981)

Eifion Evans, The Welsh Revival of 1904, (Bridgend, 1969)

Geraint. H. Jenkins, The Foundations of Modern Wales 1642-1780, (Oxford, 1987)

Geraint. H. Jenkins, Literature, Religion and Society in Wales, 1660-1730, (Cardiff, 1978)

Geraint. H. Jenkins, Protestant Dissenters in Wales 1639-89, (Cardiff, 1992)

Ieuan Gwynedd Jones and David Williams, The Religious Census of 1851: A Calendar of the Returns relating to Wales, (Cardiff, 1976)

Prys Morgan (ed.), The Tempus History of Wales, (Stroud, 2001)

Thomas Rees, History of Protestant Nonconformity in Wales, (London, 1883)

Glanmor Williams, The Welsh and their Religion, (Cardiff, 1991)