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English Wesleyan Chapel, Tower Street, Crickhowell, Breconshire

English Wesleyan Chapel, Crickhowell

English Wesleyan Methodist

Built: after 1800
Rebuilt: 1851

1. The Wesleyan chapel in Tower Street was built in 1851 and closed in the 1960s.
[Source: Lock-ups, Toll Gates and Chapels by John Addis of Crickhowell (undated); accessible on the BBC website]

2. English Wesleyan Chapel - Erected since 1800. A separate room. Space: free 50; other 120. Present: morn. 30 + 10 scholars; even. 100 + 20 scholars. Average (12 months): general congregation 110; scholars 10. Remarks: There is a new chapel in Building in Bailey Street [now Tower Street], Crickhowell which will be opened for Divine Service in May next [i.e. May 1851]. Henry Williams. Class Leader. No. 4 Lanbedr Rd.
[Source: 1851 Census of Religious Worship for Great Britain (taken on Sunday, 30 March 1851), HMSO, London, 1853, Crickhowell Parish, page 619]

3. The chapel is identified as a 'Congregational Chapel' on the Ordnance Survey Second Edition 1:2,500-scale map, published in 1904. The mapping surveys were conducted in 1878-85 and the details revised in 1903.
[Source: Old Ordnance Survey Maps: Crickhowell & Llangattock, 1903, Brecknockshire Sheet 41.08, Alan Godfrey Maps, Consett, 2008; ISBN 978-1-84784-132-2]

4. The former chapel, now bearing the name: Westcombe House, has recently (2007) been converted into self-catering holiday accommodation for up to twelve persons.
[Source: John Ball - personal visit on 2 May 2007]

Photography: John Ball
Date: 2 May 2007
Camera: Nikon D50 digital SLR
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