Former Sion Methodist Chapel

Capel Seion Brynsadler

Sion Methodist Chapel sits at the top of Brynsadler hill just by where Llanharry Road turns off from Cowbridge Road. It was first built in 1826 and rebuilt in 1863. It is also occasionally referred to as Seion Chapel

The later chapel is built in the Simple Round-Headed and Romanesque style of the gable entry type.

The Reverend William Williams (1817-1900) a well known Calvinistic Methodist minister ran a school in Brynsadler for some time and this was probably at this chapel

The Chapel could seat up to 300, which was huge considering there was no upstairs and that the population of Brynsadler in 1871 was only 162 people. The earlier chapel was also large as in 1841 it normally had about 150 attendees plus 120 scholars. In addition in the evenings normal attendance was about 200.

By 1974 this chapel had been converted for residential use.

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