Risca and Crosskeys Primitive Methodist Circuit Records

Scope and Content

Chapel records, including Abercarn, Commercial Road Chapel, 1875-1952; Crosskeys, Gladstone St. Chapel, 1891-1977; Crumlin, Main Rd. Chapel, 1898-1974; Risca, Ebenezer Chapel, 1882-1964; Wattsville, Centenary Chapel, 1907-1971; Tredegar Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, 1864-1895; Crumlin & Llanhilleth Mission, 1898; Risca Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, 1845-1917; West Monmouth Mission, 1909-1929; Abercarn Wesleyan Chapel, Darren View, 1886-1971; Crumlin Hillside, 1934-1978; Llanhilleth, 1913-1958; Machen, 1883-1927; Pontywaun (Crosskeys), 1930-1974; Risca St. John's, 1897-1978; Risca and Crosskeys Circuit, 1837-1979; records relating to Ty Isaf Mission, 1962-1965; records of disused chapels, 1861-1979; records relating to manses & chapel property, 1886-1973; records relating to Risca Free Church Federal Council, 1947-1978; Risca Temperance & Band of Hope Union, 1935-1954; Risca Sunday School Union, 1944-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

This circuit included Risca until 1922, when a separate Risca Circuit was formed. This lasted until 1933, when the two circuits were amalgamated. Crosskeys, Gladstone Chapel united with High St Chapel in 1975 to form Crosskeys Methodist Chapel. The mission of Crumlin, Main Rd. Chapel commenced in 1891 and the chapel was opened in 1894. In 1962, Risca Ebenezer Chapel united with St. John's to form Trinity. The West Monmouth Mission was inaugurated in 1909, covering the Risca and Tredegar Circuits. The Abercarn Wesleyan Chapel, Darren View, was sold in 1971 to the Salvation Army. Risca St. John's united with Ebenezer in 1962 to form Trinity. The Risca & Crosskeys Circuit covers the area of the former Crosskeys Primitive Methodist and Risca Wesleyan Methodist Circuits.


Arranged into the following: Circuit records; and chapel records.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rev. K. Griffin, Superintendent Minister, Church Bungalow, Thistle Way, Ty Sign, Risca, Gent in June 1982.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Risca and Crosskeys Primitive Methodist Circuit Records, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office.

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