Cardiff, Roath Road Wesleyan Chapel

Roath Road Chapel, Cardiff
Wesleyan Chapel Committee

The first chapel on this site was built in 1860, but the one illustrated here was built in 1872, to designs by Habershon and Pite, who were a major architectural practice responsible for a large number of Nonconformist chapels. In 1873 it seated 1021, but it was reported in 1940 that it could hold 1190. It was badly damaged in the Cardiff Blitz in 1941, and was demolished in 1955.

Grid Ref: ST192769

Reference: The eighteenth annual report of the Wesleyan Chapel Committee, 1872 page 120

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  • Thank you for this comment Jacquie. Your great-grandfather was minister at this church from 1879 to 1882 I understand. His address is given in the 1881 Census as Stanmore Lodge, Newport Road, which may have been the same building or a neighbouring one. The problem is that Cardiff developed rapidly after that date and Newport Road, being the main road in from the east, has certainly been redeveloped on a number of occasions. I have not been able to find a precise location for the manse, but other people, living in Cardiff, might be able to provide better information. We can but hope!

    By Philip Thornborow (31/12/2020)
  • My Great Grandfather was minister at this church, Rev Henry Burton. He was well known as a hymn writer – There‚Äôs a light upon the mountain and If you had a kindness pass it on. Please could you tell me where the manse was? Called Stafford House, Newport Rd I would love to know what number it now has.

    By Jacquie James (19/12/2020)

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