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"LAMBSTON, a parish in the hundred of RHÔS, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 3 miles (W.N.W.) from Haverfordwest, containing 286 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated in the western part of the county, and at no great distance from St. Bride's bay, comprises a considerable tract of enclosed and cultivated land, with an extensive common, and is intersected by a small rivulet, which falls into the western Cleddau. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College, Oxford. There is a place of worship open to dissenters of every denomination. A parochial school, for the gratuitous instruction of poor children, is supported at the expense of the incumbent. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to £66. 15." [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 - 0464345
  • 1851 Census - 0104236
  • 1861 Census - 0543244
  • 1871 Census - 0850857
  • 1881 Census - 1342305
  • 1891 Census - 6099647


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Lambston 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

  • Lambston Parish Church                        Francis Thomas, Perpetual Curate

Parish entry for Haroldston West with Lambston from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Madoc
  • &
  • St Ishmael (Lambston)
  • Incumbent and Curates; V B Morris
  • Rural Deanery of Roose
  • Acreage 1,764 & 1,813; Population 330

Church Records

Parish registers: Christenings (1737-1991), Marriages (1741-1968) Banns (1755-1833), Burials (1737-1957) at Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1804, 1806-41, 1843, 1845, 1849, 1868) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105148.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

  • Bethel Sutton Baptist chapel, Lambston        SM90921633         Built 1837-39    Still open 1998    Coflein                          On Dyfed FHS
  • Portfield Gate Wesleyan chapel, Lambston    SM91641558   Built 1835, renovated 1875 & 1926                Not still open  1992   Coflein            On Dyfed FHS
  • The Mount, East Hook Quaker Burial Ground, Lambston       SM91551684         First deed of 1716?  Coflein              
  • Sutton Friends Burial Ground       SM91681650    Iron plate at entrance with date 1661, last used 1889     Coflein               On Dyfed FHS

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 Lambston which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Lambston 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)

  • Lambston (74); Corner Fm., East Hook, Honey Hook, Lambston, Sutton, Sutton Lodge, Sutton Mountain, Walesland, West Lambston.


Historical Geography

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


[Gareth Hicks: 28 Dec 2012]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM906169 (Lat/Lon: 51.811370, -5.039208), Lambston which are provided by: