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"LLANYCHAER (LLANERCH-AUR), a parish in the hundred of KEMMES, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (S.E.) from Fishguard, containing 176 inhabitants. This parish is pleasantly situated in the northern part of the county, upon the river Gwayn, which falls into the bay of Fishguard. The surface is varied, and in some parts has a very considerable elevation; and of the lands, about one-half only is enclosed. The surrounding scenery is pleasingly diversified, and from the higher grounds are some fine views over the adjacent country, which presents some pleasing scenery. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £3. 6. 8., endowed with £400 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rev. James Williams James. The church, dedicated to St. David, is not distinguished by any architectural details of importance. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £34. 8." [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 - 0464343
  • 1851 Census - 0104238
  • 1861 Census - 0543245
  • 1871 Census - 0850858
  • 1881 Census - 1342306
  • 1891 Census - 6099651


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

  • Llanychaer Parish Church                William Davies, Curate

Parish entry for Fishguard with Llanstinan and Llanychaer from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Mary
  • &
  • St Justinian (Llanstinan)
  • &
  • Parish Church (Llanychaer)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D Davies (D J Evans)
  • Rural Deanery of Fishguard
  • Acreage 4,206 & 1,569 & 2,089 ; Population 3,245 & 155

Jones, Elsie Parry. Eglwys y Bedyddwyr Glandwr, Llanychaer : canmlwyddiant codi'r capel : 1894-1994. Llanychaer : Eglwys y Bedyddwyr Glandwr, 1994. 28p

Church Records

Civil register (1654-9) at Cardiff Central Library with Mf copy at NLW

Diocesan records suggest that c1790  'the old register [was] lost. The existing register goes back only 2 years'.

Parish register: Christenings (1788-1990), Marriages (1787-1970) Banns (1824-49), Burials (1789-1993) at NLW with Mf copies at Pem.RO

Copy printed PR C (1788-1812) M (1787-1811) B (1789-1812) [ed Rev J Meredith Williams, Fishguard, 1924]

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1676, 1678-83, 1685-6, 1689, 1705, 1799-1808, 1810-38, 1843-7, 1853-65) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105185.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

  • Glandwr Baptist chapel              SM99123493       Built 1894    Still open 1998    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 Llanychaer which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanychaer  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 Tony Morris)

  • Llanychaer (28); Avon Gwaun; Cil rhedyn Bridge; Cil rhedyn-ucha; Ffynon goy; Gilfach; Graig Lwyd; Kilkiffeth; Llair wen; Llanychaer; Llanychaer Bridge; Mynydd Kilkiffeth; Mynydd Pen-banc; Mynydd Tre-newydd; River Aer 


Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Eastham, Michael.  Y Garn, Llanychaer    (NLW's site)   Pemb Historian X


[Gareth Hicks: 27 Dec 2012]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM987354 (Lat/Lon: 51.980464, -4.932673), Llanychaer which are provided by: