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"CRINOW, a parish in the hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 1 mile (E.) from Narberth, containing 86 inhabitants. This parish, though in the hundred of Dungleddy, is almost entirely surrounded by that of Narberth, and, with the exception of a very small portion, belongs solely to Roger Eaton, Esq., whose elegant mansion of Park Glâs is situated within its limits. The living is a rectory not in charge, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St.David's, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the King, as Prince of Wales. The church is a very small and simple edifice, without tower or steeple, and destitute of any architectural ornament." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]


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 - 0104231
  • 1861 Census - 0543242
  • 1871 Census - 0850851
  • 1881 Census - 1342302
  • 1891 Census - 6099634


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Crinow area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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

  • Crinow Parish Church              "The Children of this parish have the privilege of going to either of the schools in the two adjoining parishes where they are required to attend the Sunday Schools"     D Jones, Minister, Llanddewivelfrey

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 Crino

Parish entry for Llanddewi Velfrey with Crinow (R D of Narberth) from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St David
  • &
  • Parish Church (Crinow)
  • Incumbent and Curates; J Williams
  • Rural Deanery of  St Clears
  • Acreage 4,028 & 356 ; Population 443 & 40

Church Records

Parish registers: Marriages (1757-72, 1776, 1786-8, 1792, 1815-36, 1838-1970) at NLW with Mf copies at Pem.RO. Christenings/Burials (1813-) with incumbent.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1829-30, 1832-9, 1841-55, 1857-72) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105138.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels: None found

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Crinow which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Crinow 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 Barry Johnson)

  • Crinow (117); Crinow.

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

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

  • W. E. R. Allen Collection of Pembrokeshire Deeds     "Deeds collected by W. E. R. Allen relating to premises in the parishes of Crinow and Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, 1753-1850"  
  • Cil-rhiw collection of Pembrokeshire deeds          "Deeds, 1595-1777, relating to premises in the parishes of Crinow and Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire"

Held at the NLW ;  

  • Cil-rhiw, deeds [donated by B W Allen of Cil-rhiw] relating to the parishes of Crinow and Llanbedr Felffre. co Pembroke, 1595-1777.




[Gareth Hicks: 30 Dec 2012]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN127144 (Lat/Lon: 51.796763, -4.717662), Crinow which are provided by: