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Llanrhian

"LLANRIAN (LLAN-RHIAN), a parish in the hundred of DEWISLAND, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (N.E.) from St. David's, containing 715 inhabitants. This parish is situated near the north-western extremity of the county, and on the coast of St. George's channel, by which it is bounded on the west and north: the surrounding scenery is pleasing, and the views over the channel and the adjacent country are interesting and. extensive. It constitutes a prebend in the cathedral church of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £19. 9. 7., and annexed to the archdeaconry of Carmarthen. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £6. 11. 3., endowed with £200 royal bounty, and £600 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David's. The church, dedicated to St.Rheanus, is not remarkable for any architectural details of importance. There are places of worship for Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists. Near the church are some Druidical remains, consisting of many large stones, most of which are now broken: they were formerly erect, and, in their arrangement and general appearance, formed in miniature, according to Mr. Fenton, a tolerably correct representation of Stonehenge. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £264." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]

Cemeteries

MIs by Dyfed FHS for Llanrhian, Croesgoch, The Baptist Chapel [Old Cemetery].

  • St Rhian, Llanrhian Road, Church in Wales

Census

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 - 0104237
  • 1861 Census - 0543245
  • 1871 Census - 0850857
  • 1881 Census - 1342306
  • 1891 Census - 6099648

Churches

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

  • Llanrian Parish Church              Jacob Hughes, Minister, Trevgwr, Haverfordwest
  • Trevine  CM                    Erected in 1786, rebuilt in 1834              William Phillip, Deacon, Rhoslyn, Llanrian
  • Trevine         Particular Baptist             Erected in 1843             William Mathias, Deacon, Trevine
  • Croesgoch, Llanryan      Particular Baptist                    Erected in 1817      David Jones, Deacon, Croesgoch

Griffiths, G. Milwyn. A Visitation of the Archdeaconry of Carmarthen, 1710   National Library of Wales journal. 1974, Summer Vol XVIII/3. Includes the parish of Llan Rhiain

Parish entry from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Rhian
  • Incumbent and Curates; R K Williams
  • Rural Deanery of Dewisland
  • Acreage 3,801; Population 849

Church Records

A few entries CMB (1686-) included in earliest extant PR

Parish registers: Christenings (1729-1957), Marriages (1729-1970) Banns (1878-1905), Burials (1729-1993) at NLW with Mf/fac copies at Pem.RO

Copy ts PR C (1686-1812, extracts to 1903), M (1729-1807, extracts to 1862) B (1731-1812, extracts to 1880) at NLW

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1739, 1798-1801, 1803, 1806-79) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105180.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

  • Groesgoch, in Groesgoch [Baptists, 1812].                       Records ; See Llangloffan and Felinganol                             On Dyfed FHS 
  • Trevine, Ffordd-y-Felin, Trevine [Trefin] [Baptists, 1843]          SM83813250  (Elim Capel Bach Sunday school)  Built 1843, altered late C19th   Still open 1993  Coflein            On Dyfed FHS 
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  • Trevine, Ffordd-yr-afon, Trevine village [Trefin] [ Calvinistic Methodists, 1786]. Records ; birth and bapts, 1811-37, at PRO RG4/2578,  and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 819966, IGI.             SM84033248   Built 1786, rebuilt 1834, in 1936 restored      Coflein           On Dyfed FHS        Trefin CM chapel, Ffordd yr Afon - still open in 2006

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 Llanrhian 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)

  • Llanrian [60]; Aber Eiddy, Barry Island Fm, Caer-hafod, Castel Coch, Cerig Gwylan, Croes-goch, Henllys, Llanan, Llanrian, Parc y Mynwen, Pen Clegyr, Pen-y-parc, Porth Dwfn, Porth Eiddy, Porth Eoer, Porth Ffynnon, Porth Gain, Porth-Gain, Pwll Llong, Pwll Olva, Pwll Whiting, Sickly, Traeth Llyfn, Tre-Cynon, Tre newydd fawr, Tre yarched, Trevaccoon, Trevigan, Trevine, Trwyn Castell, Trwyn Ellen, Trwyn Llwyd, Waun Fawr, Ynys Barry, Ynys Fach
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Historical Geography

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

History

See Not everyone knows this  for coverage of the slate industry in Llanrhian, under " Slate Quarrying in Pembrokeshire".

Maps

[Gareth Hicks: 27 Dec 2012]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM819314 (Lat/Lon: 51.938214, -5.174377), Llanrhian which are provided by: