Craswall Primitive Methodist Chapel(s), Herefordshire

By Geoff Dickinson

Wikipedia records that Craswall (historically also spelt CraswellCrasswall and Crosswold) is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. It lies in the far west of the county, in the foothills of the Black Mountains, close to the border with Wales.

The Herefordshire Through Time website identifies two Methodist Chapels at Craswall as follows.

Craswall: Methodist Chapel

HER no. 34634, OS grid ref: SO 2927 3443

Close to Forest Mill is a chapel marked as Primitive Methodist on the 1891 OS map. It is still marked as a chapel on modern OS maps.

Craswall: Methodist Chapel

HER no. 48866, OS grid ref: SO 3016 3297

To the northwest of Cwm Mill is a chapel marked as Primitive Methodist on the 1891 OS map. It is no longer marked as a place of worship on modern OS maps.

David Hill has photographed both chapels in Craswall, Herefordshire.

Littlebury’s  Directory and gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7 confirms that the Primitive Methodists had two chapels at Craswall. Presumably the chapel in the greater degree of ruin is the one no longer marked as a place of worship on modern OS Maps.

Photo:Chapel pictured in 1992 - converted to a dwelling

Chapel pictured in 1992 - converted to a dwelling

David Hill

Photo:Chapel pictured in 1992

Chapel pictured in 1992

David Hill

Photo:Converted chapel photographed in October 2015

Converted chapel photographed in October 2015

David Hill

Photo:The more ruined chapel!

The more ruined chapel!

David Hill

This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 22/10/2015.