"BURTON, a parish, in the hundred of RHOS, union and county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 3 miles (N.) from Pembroke, on the road from that town to Haverfordwest by Burton Ferry; containing 846 inhabitants. This parish is situated on Milford haven, and abounds with scenery in every part interesting and occasionally picturesque. Among the most interesting objects in the vicinity are the remains of Burton castle, on the western shore of the haven, probably erected by some of the Normans, as a border fortress for the protection of the territory which they had acquired on this part of the coast. It does not appear to have been originally of very great extent; and the present ruins, which, from their situation on the margin of an estuary of Milford haven, have a truly picturesque appearance, consist principally of a lofty round tower, which rising above the thriving plantations in the vicinity, forms a conspicuous feature in the landscape. . . A handsome and commodious parsonage-house was erected by the Rev. D. Bird Allen, the late incumbent. The church is a neat plain building, with a square tower at the west end. There are two places of worship for Baptists, and one for Wesleyan Methodists. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]
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
Burton Parish Church John Brigstock, Rector
Galilee Baptist Erected in 1831 Henry Evans, Baptist Minister Neyland area, Hobbs Point, Pembroke
Sardis Baptist Erected in 1822 "The congregation in this place is a very scattered one. The weather etc sometimes greatly affect the attendance" Henry James Morgan, Minister, Front St, Pembroke Dock
Burton School Room CM Erected after 1800 John Davies, Minister, Mead Lodge, Pembroke
Herson Mountain Methodist Erected in 1815 William Esmond, Deacon
Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.
Galilee, in Llangwm village [Baptists, 1831]. Records ; births, 1820-36, PRO RG4/2491 and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 813551, IGI. On Dyfed FHS
Sardis, near Southland [Baptists, 1822] On Dyfed FHS
Chapel, in Burton village [Calvinistic Methodists, 1884] SM98420536 Built 1884 Not still open 1993 Coflein On Dyfed FHS
Hearson Mountain,[also referred to as Hill Mountain] [Wesleyan Methodists, 1815]. Records ; 1. Baptismal registers for the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Circuit, 1842-1934 at Pem RO. 2. Sunday School attendance registers, 1886-96, 1913-50 at Pem RO. 3. List of memorial inscriptions at Hill Mountain Chapel, at Pem RO. 4. Circuit Schedule and plans, quarterly minutes, and accounts, 1889-1980, at Pem RO[DFC/M/9] On Dyfed FHS
Phillips, Paul. Captain Hugh Leopold Phillips. Dyfed FHS journal vol 8/7 Dec 2004. The author writes about his uncle who was born in Burton in 1866 and served with the Trinity House Steam Vessel service.