Cardiff (Bethel, Dalton Street) Primitive Methodist Chapel and Sunday School

The original chapel building has long gone. No dates

We think there were two Primitive Methodist buildings in Dalton Street but there appears to be no information about ‘the chapel’. However in 1887 Cardiff Council received a planning application from the Primitive Methodists to build a Sunday School. Both buildings were used until the chapel closed and then the Sunday School was used for worship, Sunday school and community use.

When this building closed sometime in the 1970s Cardiff Council acquired it and Day Care services for the elderly were held here. In 2001 the cost of running this made the council look for cheaper options but by 2006 it had reopened  as Canolfan Dalton Street Centre, a Luncheon Club and Drop In Centre. This is a partnership between Cardiff Council and Highfields Church and is still flourishing in 2016.

Photos taken in May 2016

OS Map Ref:171:ST173785

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  • The development of Dalton Street only commenced in 1885/6.
    The South Wales Echo of 19 May 1887 states:-
    “NEW PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Memorial Stone-Laying at Cardiff. On Wednesday the Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor Morgan Morgan) laid the central memorial stone of the Dalton-street Chapel and Sunday Schools,…….”
    It goes on to mention laying of the other two memorial stones.
    Conclusive evidence there was only ever one building, the one that still exists.

    By Michael Statham (25/08/2020)

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