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Salem Chapel, Brookville Drive (formerly Railway Terrace), Skewen, Glamorgan

Salem Chapel, Skewen Name: Salem Chapel

Denomination: Apostolic (formerly Calvinistic Methodist)

Built: circa 1890 but rebuilt 1919

Photography: John Ball
Date: 1 October 2009
Camera: Nikon D50 digital SLR

Note 1:
Salem Chapel is not shown on Ordnance Survey (OS) maps published in 1876-81 and 1884, but first appears (as a Calvinistic Methodist Chapel) on the OS 1:2,500 scale map published in 1899. From the plaque shown above, the chapel appears to have changed to an Apostolic Church in 1919, probably in the same building: the chapel footprint is the same on post-1919 maps as on pre-1919 maps. [Source: OS maps on the Old-Maps subscription only website]

Note 2:
Salem Methodist Chapel was built in 1919, in the Simple Round-Headed style of the gable entry type. The chapel has a pointed headed-porch to the main entrance and a stone inscribed SALEM APOSTOLIC CHURCH 1919. [Source: Coflein online database (NPRN 13716)]

Salem Chapel, Skewen

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