Cross Keys Primitive Methodist Chapel, Risca

Gladstone Street, Crosskeys, Newport NP11 7PA

postcard belonging to Steven Wild
postcard belonging to Steven Wild
Cross Keys Primitive Methodist Chapel

This Primitive Methodist Chapel, built about 1892, in Gladstone Street, united with High Street Chapel in 1975 to form Crosskeys Methodist Church.

editor’s note [CH]:

The 1879 Primitive Methodist magazine records  the laying of the foundation stones for a new Primitive Methodist chapel at Risca Cross Keys in the Newport circuit.  The opening of the new chapel at Risca Cross Keys in the Newport circuit is reported in the 1880 Primitive Methodist magazine.  How does that relate to this Gladstone Street chapel?

Thanks to Rev David Gray for the information that the large two storey building on the right in the foreground of the first photograph is the Risca & Crosskeys Miners’ Institute. Then again on the right beyond the institute, next to the telegraph pole is a single story building. This is St Catherine’s Anglican / Church in Wales.  Gladstone Street chapel is beyond St Catherine’s. St Catherine’s is still there although I believe the Church in Wales no longer use it. The Miner’s Institute was demolished in the early 1980s.

Gladstone Street closed c1975 and the congregation joined with the former Wesleyan congregation (High Street Crosskeys) to become Crosskeys Methodist.

Street View in 2009 and 2018 shows the St Catherine’s building in front of the chapel to still exist, but the chapel itself has been demolished and the site is in use as a car park.


Primitive Methodist magazine of September 1880 page 575

Primitive Methodist magazine 1879 page 762

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