Cwm-y-Gaist Primitive Methodist chapel

Photo:former Cwm-y-Gaist Primitive Methodist chapel

former Cwm-y-Gaist Primitive Methodist chapel

Keith Guyler 1993

former Primitive Methodist chapel at Cwm-y-Gaist

Llanbister Road Llandrindod Wells LD1 5UW

By Christopher Hill

Cwm-y-Gaist Primitive Methodist chapel was opened in 1863.  In 1891, it was one of 9 in the Knighton Circuit: Knighton, Brookhouse, Lloiney, Llangunllo, Cwm-y-Gaist, Bleddfa, Providence and Llandewy.  It seated 120 people (1905)

The chapel was closed in the 1960s and at the time of Keith Guyler's photograph in 1993 and on Google Street View in July 2011 was in use as a house - Station House.

This page was added by Christopher Hill on 04/04/2015.
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An account of the life of the chapel at Cwmygaist can be found in the Journal of Joseph Wilding (1872-1923) which has been deposited in Powys Archives. An edited version of the diary was published in 2007, and copies are kept by Powys Libraries. Joseph Wilding lived from 1840-1927 and was a local preacher and Sunday School superintendent at Cwmygaist Primitive Methodist Chapel for many years.

Thank you to Alan Hall, who kindly sent me this information, which is in an article from Cronicl Powys 77, August 2009, pp24-25.

By Jill Barber
On 07/11/2017