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"MYNACHLOGDÛ (MONACHLOG-DÛ), a parish in the hundred of KEMMES, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 10 miles (N. by E.) from Narberth, containing 447 inhabitants, which is the exact number returned ten years previously, in the census of 1821.This parish is situated near the eastern extremity of the county, bordering upon Carmarthenshire, and comprises a large extent of land, of which a great portion is occupied by the Precelly mountain, but the remainder is enclosed and in a good state of cultivation: the river called the Eastern Cleddy has its source within its limits.The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £1000 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Sir R.B.P. Philipps, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Dogmael, is not remarkable for any architectural details. The average annual expenditure for the relief of the poor is £92. 6." [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:

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


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

Church Records

PR C (1802-12) recorded in 1831 apparently lost. M (1813-37) not recorded in 1933. Diocesan records suggest that c 1790 the registers went back to 1758

Parish registers: Christenings (1813-1993), Marriages (1837-1951) Banns (1890-1951), Burials (1813-1993) at Pem.RO

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1674, 1676, 1678-9, 1681-2, 1685-9, 1705, 1799-1800, 1802-3, 1806-42, 1845, 1848-51, 1865-6, 1871-6, 1878-9) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105192.

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 Mynachlog-ddu 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 Howard Thomas)

Mynachlog-ddu - on Wikipedia


Books marked * have an entry on the separate 'Review/Contents' page.

*Lewis, E T . Mynachlogddu. A historical survey of the past thousand years . Printed by E.L.Jones, Cardigan 1969. It must have been published by the author after much research into the locality of this small settlement at the foot of the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire.

Lewis, E T. Mynachlog : a guide to its antiquities. Cardigan, 1972.


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