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"LANDELOY (LLAN-DYLWYV ) a parish in the hundred of DEWISLAND, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (E. by N.) from St. David's, containing 217 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church, is pleasantly situated in the north-western part of the county. The living is a discharged vicarage, annexed to that of Llanhowel, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St.David's, rated in the books at 5, endowed with 800 royal Bounty and 200 parliamentary grant. The church, dedicated to St. Teilaw, is not remarkable for any Interesting architectural features. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is 65.18." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]


The parish name question
" The present dedication of this LLAN to St. Teilo is a mistake dating from the time of Browne Willis. It has been suggested that the founder's name may have been TYLWYF, a compound of the honorific TY and Llwyf  'elm trees', but no such name is on  record."  ( B. G. Charles  in The Place-names of Pembrokeshire )
Melville Richards in Enwau Tir a Gwlad also opts for Ty + Llwyf giving Llandylwyf and a contracted Llan-lwy.
Toponymists dismiss both Teilo and Eloi in favour of Tylwyf, but he is not a recognised saint. [Deric John, Nov 2006]



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

LLANDELOY, St. Teilo   1925-1926    - on the Church plans online site

Llandeloy, St Eloi (? see above) - on the Friends of Friendless Churches 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 for Llandeloy with Llanrheithan  from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).


Some notes on the history of Llandeloy church / Edition 3rd ed.Fishguard,1965. 7p

Church Records

Parish registers: Christenings (1796-1973), Marriages (1796-1967), Burials (1796-1974) and Mf CMB (1754-97) at Pem.RO

CMB (1754-97) at NLW

Copy ts PR [extracts] C (1813-72) M (1807-55) B (1813-89) at NLW

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1811, 1813-44, 1846-9, 1851-69, 1872-3) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105155.

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 Llandeloy 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 Peter D Hall)

Land and Property

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


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[Gareth Hicks:  28 Dec 2012]

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