Tower Lane Primitive Methodist Chapel, Swansea

the first PM chapel in Swansea, built 1836

The first Primitive Methodist society in Swansea was formed in 1834, as a result of the missionary activities of Henry Higginson, known as the 'Roving Ranter'. 

On 18 March he preached in a house in Murton, where he had a good congregation, and the people were ‘melted down’ and begged him to return. The next week he returned and preached to a large congregation in the Wesleyan Chapel on the Green.

In 1836 they built a chapel in Tower Lane, off the High Street in Swansea. At the time of the 1851 religious census the church steward was John Rees Brenton, who lived at 26 Goat Street.

The Chapel was destroyed by a fire, and replaced in 1860 by a much grander affair in Pell Street.

This page was added by Jill Barber on 28/08/2013.

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