The Ruins of the First Baptist Chapel

Across the road from the main entrance to The Anchorage, the ivy grown stone walls of the first Baptist chapel at Sandy Haven can be seen. This was built in 1814 and served the communities of Sandy Haven and Herbrandston. The villagers from Herbrandston walked to the chapel by crossing Sandy Haven creek on stepping stones at low tide, or used the ferry at high tide.  In 1877, this first chapel was abandoned and new one built in a more accessible place at Sandy Hill on the Milford Haven to Dale Road. This chapel is still in service today.

– John Roobol

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