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"LLANVAIR NANT Y GOVE (LLAN-VAIR-NANT-Y-GOV), a parish partly in the hundred of DEWISLAND, and partly in that of KEMMES, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (S.) from Fishguard. This parish is pleasantly situated in the northern part of the county, on the river Gwayn, which, rising in the vicinity, falls into St. George's channel at Fishguard. The living is annexed to the rectory of Letterson, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is not distinguished by any important architectural details. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £126.11." [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 - 0464342
  • 1851 Census - 0104238
  • 1861 Census - 0543245
  • 1881 Census - 1342306
  • 1891 Census - 6099651


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanfair-Nant-y-Gof 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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

  • Llanfairnantygof, St Mary & St Giles

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

  • Llanfair Nant y Gof Parochial Chapel   "This is the Parish Church of Llanfair united to the Parish of Letterston and called a Chapel"                George Harris, Rector


Parish entry for Letterston with Llanfair Nantygof from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Giles
  • &
  • St Mary (Llanfair Nantygof)
  • Incumbent and Curates; J M Griffiths
  • Rural Deanery of Fishguard
  • Acreage 2,292 & 2,620; Population 710

Church Records

Civil register (1655-8) at Cardiff Central Library with Mf copy at NLW

Parish register: Christenings (1801-1975), Marriages (1802-1969) Banns (1823-1973), Burials (1801-1975) at Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1681, 1799, 1802-7, 1809-40, 1843-4, 1846-53, 1855-64, 1886-91) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105149.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels: None found (but see Llanstinan for Mamre CM chapel in Trecwn)

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 Llanfairnantygof  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)

  • Llanfair-Nant-y-Gof [29]; Allt-yr-yn, Bucket, Cil-Gelynen, Cnwc-y-morfoel, Cwm Wyntyll, Gelli, Llanfair-Nant-y-Gof, Llygad y cleddau, Llys-y-defaid, Nant-gwyn, Newbridge, Pen double, Skybir Mountain, Tre-berfedd, Tre-cwn
You can see pictures of Llanfair-Nant-y-Gof which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


[Gareth Hicks: 24 April 2013]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM966320 (Lat/Lon: 51.949170, -4.961194), Llanfair-Nant-y-Gof which are provided by: