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Walton East

"WALTON (EAST), a parish in the hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N.N.E.) from Haverfordwest, containing 229 inhabitants. This parish formerly constituted a part of the ample possessions of the commandery of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem at Slebech, to which establishment it was given by its Norman proprietor, Walter de Wale, from whom it derived its name Wale's town, or Walton. The scenery, though by no means rich, is less dreary than in some other parts of the county; and Penty Park, formerly the residence, of a branch of the family of Philipps, of Picton Castle, with its grounds, forms a pleasing and ornamental feature in the landscape. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St.David's, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the alternate patronage of Earl Cawdor and the parishioners, the latter having the next presentation. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a very small rude edifice, consisting only of a nave, without either tower or spire. The sum of £5 per annum, subsequently duced to £3, and now discontinued, was left by the late Mr. Philipps, of Tenby, chargeable on his estate of Penty Park, for the instruction of seven poor children of this parish. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £91. 17." [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 Walton East 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

WALTON, EAST, St. Mary   1849-1854     - on the Church plans online site

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

  • Walton East Parish Church                 James Thomas, Incumbent   


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

  • St Meilir
  • &
  • St Mary (Walton East)
  • Incumbent and Curates; J J Evans
  • Rural Deanery of Dungleddy
  • Acreage 1,495 & 2,076 ; Population 113 & 148

Church Records

Parish registers: Christenings (1721-1974), Marriages (1721-1971), Burials (1721-1974) at NLW with Mf copies at Pem.RO.

Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1807, 1809-44, 1846, 1848-52, 1854-5, 1857-69, 1871, 1875) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105214.

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Nonconformist Chapels:

  • Walton East, Clarbeston Road, CM chapel - still open in 2006           SN01982353   Built 1878     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 Walton East which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Walton East 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)

  • Walton East (52); The West, Penty Park, Walton East.

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Cawdor estate papers  Including  "............the Manor of Walton East, 1793-1920............"


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN023234 (Lat/Lon: 51.874001, -4.873428), Walton East which are provided by:

[Gareth Hicks: 27 Dec 2012]