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Latitude: 51.6988 / 51°41'55"N
Longitude: -4.1453 / 4°8'42"W
OS Eastings: 251840
OS Northings: 202187
OS Grid: SN518021
Mapcode National: GBR GT.90P4
Mapcode Global: VH4JT.3KFJ
Entry Name: Baptistery at Pont Adulam
Listing Date: 16 October 1998
Last Amended: 16 October 1998
Source ID: 20534
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: At east side of the bridge over the River Lliedi in Felinfoel.
Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)
Community: Llanelli Rural
Built-Up Area: Llanelli
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The River Lliedi was used by Adulam chapel before the construction of their baptistery in the chapel grounds. The sacrament was first performed at Pont Adulam in the weir pool: the Rev. Benjamin Humphreys is said to have baptised hundreds here in the religious revival of 1905. A platform and steps were added probably when the bridge was rebuilt in the 1930s. Finally a concrete-walled pool was formed at the foot of the steps. The latter is remembered in use at least until the 1950s.
Just above the weir across the River Lliedi, a railed platform built out from the E face of the bridge and steps leading down to weir pool, and the later wall of a reduced pool formed in concrete. The platform has steel railings on large decorative cast-iron standards.
Listed as an unusual example of an open-air pool for adult full-immersion baptism.
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