Property Details

SEALED BIDS INVITED. To be returned by Friday 20th December at 12 noon.

On behalf of the Baptist Union of Wales, R K Lucas & Son are instructed to offer South Dairy Baptist Church, South Dairy, Wiston for sale. Prospective purchasers should be aware that a historical covenant restricts the use of the property to religious purposes only but that an indemnity insurance policy will be in place to mitigate this.

The property comprises a redundant Church of traditional religious house configuration set in surroundings extending to approx 0.538 acres or thereabouts and located in the heart of rural Pembrokeshire convenient to the village of Wiston and approximately 3 miles east of the County town and Administrative centre of Haverfordwest.

The site is basically rectangular in shape and slopes from north to south with the main building set in the north-east corner. The building appears to be of a standard early to mid Victorian Baptist Church/Chapel design although encompasses late Regency features being of traditional rubble stone construction with blue slate clad facing to the front elevation, under a pitched purple slate roof.

Open Canopy Entrance Porch

with double doors leading to internal foyer, having single doors either side opening to the ...

Main Church (9.7m x 7.7m)

with herringbone block floor, central pulpit, 3 radiators and twin staircases rising to a ...

First floor

Three tiered gallery overlooking the main Hall with original utilitarian pews.

To the western side of the Church Hall is a ...

Meeting Room (7m x 2.7m)

with radiator and external door.

Kitchen (4.5m max x 3.6m)

Single drainer stainless steel sink unit and hot water heater.


Wc. The grounds slope from north to south. These are interspersed with historic and more recent headstones which appear to date between 1843 and 1992.


The property is freehold.


Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries relating to all service but we believe that the property is connected to mains electricity and it is assumed that the water serving the site is from the mains. There is a private drainage system plus an oil fired central heating system.

Local Authority

Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
SA61 1TP

Tel: 01437 764551


By appointment with R K Lucas & Son.


There will be certain graveyard Covenants which would permit relatives of those buried at the graveyard to visit the relevant graves. As far as we are aware there will be no further burials in the graveyard.


The property is sold as seen. The Church gates at the entrance to the Chapel were forged for Bethesda Chapel in approximately 1830 and reinstalled in this location in approximately 1879. These are Listed.

The Chapel is classed as a Grade II Listed building. It was built on land originally leased from Lord Cawdor and opened on 16 October 1832 as an offshoot of Bethesda in Haverfordwest. The First resident Minister was the Rev. John Rees, a farmer at Arnolds Down ordained in 1838.


From Haverfordwest take the A40 trunk road east towards Carmarthen. After approximately 2 miles (at the bottom of the steep Arnolds Hill ) turn left signposted Wiston. After approximately 200 yards turn right signposted South Dairy and the property may be found approximately a quarter of a mile along this road on the left hand side.