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"CRONWERE (CRUNWEAR), a parish in the hundred of NARBERTH, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (E.S.E.) from Narberth, containing 274 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the confines of the county, and at a short distance to the south of the turnpike road from Laugharne to Narberth. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St.David's, rated in the king's books at 6. 16. 10 1/2., and in the patronage of the King, as Prince of Wales. The church, dedicated to St. Elidyr, is appropriately fitted up for the performance of divine service, but not distinguished by any architectural features. An average annual expenditure amounting to 58. 6. is applied for the maintenance of the poor." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]


A variety of books published by the Llanteg History Society are available from the Llanteg Village site


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

St Elidyr's Church

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Elidyr's Church

CRUNWEAR, St. Elidyr    1840-1848     - on the Church plans online site

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

Llanteg Village site  -  Crunwear gravestones for the church and two chapels  - images available to view here

Crunwear Wills Index by Owen Vaughan

PR CB (1725-83) M (1725-53) recorded in 1831 apparently lost

Parish registers: Christenings (1783-1979), Marriages (1754-1969), Burials (1783-1978) at Pem.RO with fac copies  (1725-62) at NLW

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1839, 1841-91, 1893-1900) 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:

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 Crunwear 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)

Llanteg Milestones

Llanteg Village site


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


Llanteg Now and Then     &    Llanteg Timeline   &  Llanteg Remembrance

Catalogue of Newspaper Articles with reference to the surname ORIEL or the village of LLANTEG with brief descriptions. Taken from the NARBERTH Weekly News. Held in Tenby Library. This volume covers the period : 1923 - 1944. Transcribed by O. J. & C. A. Vaughan


Llanteg Map


Crunwere School, Llanteg


Llanteg History Society


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[Gareth Hicks: 10 March 2013]

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