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"ANGLE; or NANGLE, a parish, in the hundred of CASTLEMARTIN, union and county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 10 miles (W.) from Pembroke; containing 388 inhabitants. This place is situated at the south- western extremity of the county, and in an angle of Milford haven, affording excellent anchorage for small vessels. . . it comprises by computation about 2100 acres, of which 934 are arable, 788 pasture, 160 sandy burrows, 20 wood, and 195 cliff, waste, &c. . . The surface in some parts is hilly, and the scenery, both local and distant, picturesque and interesting, the eminences commanding beautiful and extensive views, embracing Milford haven, Bristol channel, &c. . . There is a good village, in which the chief part of the population resides. The female inhabitants are employed in plaiting straw for bonnets, hassocks, and matting; and, during the season, the men are occupied in dredging for oysters. . . The church, which is dedicated to St Mary . . . There is a day school, commenced in 1821, in which are about 50 children, the expense of whose instruction is defrayed by the parents; also a National Sunday school, begun in 1827, in which are 60 children, taught gratuitously by the master of the day 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:

Church History

ANGLE, St. Mary   1852-1856      - on the Church plans online site

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

Monkton Rectorial Benefice

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

Parish entry from the Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

Church Records

PR ancient volumes reputedly destroyed by fire [1831 survey; cf Castlemartin]. A few entries C (1763-83) are in PR CB (1784-1812). PR CB (1779-85) is a draft register.

Parish registers: Christenings (1779-1993), Marriages (1755-1983), Banns (1856-1962) and Burials (1779-1993) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies at Pem.RO

Copy ts PR/BT Marriages (pre 1813) with index at NLW and Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1685-6, 1799-1807, 1809-99) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105127.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:  

Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Angle parish  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 John Richards)


Transcript of complete entry in Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales of 1844.


Hughes, Basil. Jottings on the History of South Pembrokeshire - Llanstadwell Parish pre  1900 . ISBN 1 898687 03 X As well as including many names of people involved with the history of  Llanstadwell and Neyland - this also gives information about the  Newton/Craddock family of Newton Wear and Angle.


There are historical snippets about this parish on Not everyone knows this..


Hughes, Basil.  Jottings Pembrokeshire Angle,Bangeston, Eastington,Pwllcrochan and Rhoscrowther Parishes [Kindle Edition 2013]

Morris, Jeff. The history of the Angle lifeboats . Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society, c 1994 , 42pp

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Merchant Marine

Angle Lifeboat Station

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


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[Gareth Hicks: 19 May 2014]

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