"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).]
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
Crunwear Parish Church "The congregation in the summer months is larger" Wm Phillips, Rector
Hobbs family papers 1868-1960 "John and Caroline Hobbs were based in Pembrokeshire when Caroline was schoolmistress at Crunwear, Pembrokeshire in the late 19th century. Their children were ..................."