Kathy Anstiss sent us an request for information on Briton Ferry Primitive Methodist chapel and pointed out that we did not have a page on My Prims for the chapel – so we’ve set this one up to ask for more information,
Kathy included a picture and a reference to it in a news clipping for Isaac Brentnall, her relative. The clipping reports that in 1885 Rev Isaac Brentnall had been stationed at Hunter Street chapel in Briton Ferry for the second time, separated by three years in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Aberdare and Briton Ferry had been placed under the care of the missionary committee. You can read about Rev Brentnall here.
The chapel was located towards the southern end of Hunter Street, on the western side, just south of the junction with Hill Street. Street View shows housing on the site from 2010.
The 1940 List of Methodist Buildings refers only to a former Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Briton Ferry, so it had closed before then.
Gen UK quotes several sources dating the chapel from 1876.
Kathy heard suggestions that it was where the little kinemar had been, and looking at a photo of the place, it could have well been converted; it was demolished in the 70s
What’s the story of the chapel?