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"LLANVALTEG (LLAN-FALLTEG), a parish, comprising two divisions, in the union of NARBERTH, of which one is in the lower division of the hundred of DERLLYS, county of CARMARTHEN, and the other in that of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (N.E.) from Narberth; and containing 329 inhabitants, of whom 327 are in the county of Carmarthen, and 72 in that of Pembroke. This parish . . . is pleasantly situated on the turnpike-road from Narberth to Newcastle-Emlyn, near the right bank of the river Tâf . . . and comprises a tract of land all inclosed, of which by far the greater part is in a state of cultivation: the portion in Carmarthen contains 1280 acres, of which 940 are arable, 314 pasture, and 26 woodland; and the portion in Pembroke contains 398 acres, of which 92 are arable, 294 pasture, and 12 wood . . . Stone for common building purposes is quarried . . . The church, which is dedicated to St. Mallteg, and situated in that division of the parish in the county of Pembroke, has been rebuilt within the last sixty years, by a parochial rate, and is a neat edifice. There are two day schools, in which 55 children of both sexes are instructed at the expense of their parents;. and a Sunday school . . ." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]


The 1851 census for this parish has been indexed by Dyfed Family History Society.

Census Returns for this parish have the following LDS Call Numbers:

  • 1841 Census - 0464343
  • 1851 Census - 0104230
  • 1871 Census - 0850850
  • 1881 Census - 1342301
  • 1891 Census - 6099631

Church History

Some church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,   Cardiff, 1976. The names are those of the informants

  • Llanvallteg Parish Church                   Richard Hughes, Rector, Pentan, Narberth

Griffiths, G. Milwyn. A Visitation of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, 1710   National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer Vol XVIII/3. Includes the parish of Llan Fallteg

Parish entry for Llanfallteg with Clynderwen and Castell Dwyran from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by (Archive CD Books)).

  • Parish Church
  • &
  • Chapel of Ease (Clynderwen)
  • &
  • Chapel of Ease (Castell Dwyran)
  • Incumbent and Curates; G M Williams
  • Rural Deanery of  St Clears
  • Acreage 1,870 ; Population 751

Church Records

Dyfed FHS have photographs and data relating to various churches and chapels on their site

Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1711-1978) and Marriages (1755-1969) are at the Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Microfiche Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1711-1812) and Marriages (1759-1969) are at the Carmarthenshire Record Office.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1671-2, 1677-9, 1681-4, 1686-7, 1690-1, 1693, 1695-9, 1707, 1713, 1717, 1719, 1724-6, 1728-31, 1733-1800, 1802-12, 1814-43) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105166.

Marriage index for this parish - see Dyfed Marriages, 1813-1837, Vol. 14 - Derllys Hundred (Dyfed Family History Society, c1989)

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg (under Pem)

Nonconformist chapels;

  • Capel Rhos Baptist chapel, Llanfallteg                        On Dyfed FHS (in PEM)
  • Capel Mair Ind chapel, Llanfallteg                     SN15281963       Built 1878 & rebuilt/modified 1895    Coflein           On Dyfed FHS (in PEM)        Shown as still open on the Union of Welsh Independents site (Dec 2006)

Clynderwen [formed out of Llanfallteg]
Parish registers: Marriages (1956-71) at Pem.RO

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanfallteg which are provided by:

The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales., byJones, I.G. & Williams, D.   UWP,   Cardiff, 1976.  These statistics for this parish are extracted from this book which in turn got them from the 1851 census itself;

  • Part in Carmarthenshire; Area 1448 acres; Population 106 males, 169 females, total 275
  • Part in Pembrokeshire;  Area 418 acres; Population 39 males, 52 females, total 91

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanfallteg  as shown on the online parish map from the CD of  Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Katherine Hocking)

  • Llanfallteg (51); Clog-y fran, Felin, Gwarmacwydd, Hiraeth, Inn, Penclipon, Rhyd y wrach, Teg fynydd, Wern-lygos.
  • Llanfallteg West (120) In PEM;  Llanfallteg West; Pen-deri;

Llanfallteg - a community site       "Henllanfallteg is a civil parish. It is one of the seventy three parishes that make up the county of Carmarthenshire. It was formed in 1930 mainly by amalgamating the old parishes of Llanfallteg East, Llanfallteg West and Henllan Amgoed..............."


Transcript of complete entry in Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales of 1833.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfallteg has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Lloyd, Sir John E., (Ed.). A History of Carmarthenshire (2 vols.), Cardiff, London Carmarthenshire Society (1935, 1939). Extracts from this book can be accessed on some parish pages, see here for this parish


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN154197 (Lat/Lon: 51.845262, -4.681379), Llanfallteg which are provided by:

Note that Llanfallteg West village is actually in PEM despite being included in CMN's database

[Gareth Hicks : 30 Dec 2012]