Garway Hill Primitive Methodist Chapel, Herefordshire

Galway Hill PM Chapel
David Hill
Photo taken July 2017 by E & R Pearce
Photo taken July 2017 by E & R Pearce
Chapel plaque and date
Photo taken July 2017 by E & R Pearce
Photo taken July 2017 by E & R Pearce

Wikipedia describes Garway as follows. Garway (Llanwrfwy) is a civil parish in south-west Herefordshire, England. It is set on a hillside above the River Monnow about 10 km northwest of Monmouth. It is a sparsely populated area, mainly agricultural in nature. There are several small centres of population: Garway, Broad Oak, The Turning and Garway Hill.

There is a graveyard at the rear of the Chapel which is still in use in 2017.  


The Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit website provides some of the history of the chapel.


note added Feb 2018 (CH)

The opening of the chapel from 30th September 1860 is recorded by Thomas Hobson in the Primitive Methodist magazine. Preachers were Rev. J.Richards,  J. Oliver, W. Purley, of Orcop, Mr. Williams, of Pontrilas. Many could not get inside the chapel at the opening. Celebrations included tea for 300.

The new chapel was stone built, measured 30′ x 20′ and cost £90 of which £40 was still owing.



Primitive Methodist magazine December 1860 pages 738-739


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  • One unusual part of the opening of the chapel  was that “on Sunday, October 14th.  A sermon was preached by Mr.T. Hughes, of Hereford, at Pontrilas railway station, about four miles from the chapel (kindly offered by the station-master, who was present at the tea-meeting)”

    By Christopher Hill (12/02/2018)

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