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"MOUNTON, or MONKTON, a parish in the hundred of NARBERTH, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (W.S.W.) from Narberth, containing 41 inhabitants. This place, which is situated in the south-eastern part of the county, and near the source of a small rivulet which flows into the eastern Cleddy, is but of small extent. The parish comprises a large portion of woodland, called Canaston wood, together with some good arable and pasture land, which is enclosed and cultivated. The living is consolidated with the rectory of Narberth, to which the church is now considered a chapel of ease, and is in the arch deaconry and diocese of St. David's. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £8. 9." [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 - 0464344
  • 1851 Census - 0104232
  • 1861 Census - 0543242
  • 1871 Census - 0850851
  • 1881 Census - 1342302
  • 1891 Census - 6099635


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

  • No returns              [parish population 32]

Parish entry for Narberth with Robeston Walthen and Mounton from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Andrew
  • &
  • Chapel of Ease (Robeston Wathen)
  • &
  • Chapel of Ease (Mounton)
  • Incumbent and Curates; W Evans (J R Williams)
  • Rural Deanery of Narberth
  • Acreage 3,468 & 1,425; Population 1,944

Church Records

A small parish long associated with Narberth and apparently without its own PR

There are no Bishop's Transcripts for this parish

Nonconformist Chapels:

  • Chapel [Calvinistic Methodists, cause began c 1740s but no separate location from Mounton Parish Church]            No entry found on Coflein although possibly same place on Dyfed FHS  site under Narberth (described as CM but previously Anglican)

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 Mounton which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Mounton 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)

  • Mounton (113); Mounton Farm, Mounton Hill.

Historical Geography

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


[Gareth Hicks: 30 Dec 2012]

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN082124 (Lat/Lon: 51.777276, -4.781733), Mounton which are provided by: