Treaman Primitive Methodist chapel

Tredegar Circuit

By Christopher Hill

The Primitive Methodist magazine of May 1854 contains an account by M Harvey of the laying of the foundation stone at Treaman Primitive Methodist chapel in the Tredegar circuit.

The ceremony took place on February 27th 1854.  Contributions at the site and in the nearby Calvinistic Methodist chapel came from D Williams Esq of Ynyscynon, Rev I White, Mr Edwards, Mr E Evans, Rev Harvey and Rev Hibbs. Between 500 and 600 took tea in the Baptist schoolroom.

Five months later, Joseph Hibbs described the opening on Sunday August 5th 1855. “Three useful sermons were preached by the Rev. J. Warnes of Swansea, and upwards of £27 was realized by the collections and a teameeting.

The chapel is 30 feet square in the clear, and 23 feet high to the wallplate. The front is coursed stone, which gives it a neat appearance. It has twelve windows and a boarded floor ; it has twenty-four pews, besides the communion pew, and a neat pulpit. All the wood-work is well painted. The land is on a lease for ninety-nine years.

The chapel stands in a good situation, in a very improving neighbourhood, and is the only English chapel near the place. We have a good society and Sunday school, and a prospect of much good. The whole of the cost is a little above £300, including deeds, etc. New works are opening in this valley in all directions, from Herwain to Cardiff, presenting an inviting field for missionary operations. ” 


Reference 

The Primitive Methodist magazine May 1854 p. 308

The Primitive Methodist magazine October 1854 p. 622-623

 

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