"WALTON (WEST), a parish in the hundred of RHÔS, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Haverfordwest, containing 411 inhabitants. This parish is situated upon the coast of St. Bride's bay, by which it is bounded on the west. The surrounding country is destitute of beauty, but the view over the bay is enlivened by the passing and repassing of vessels. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St.David's, rated in the king's books at £6. 13. 4., and endowed with £400 royal bounty.
The church is not entitled to architectural notice.
The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £76. 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:
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 West Parish Church "The Church cannot contain more than the sixth part of the population; it is in a very dilapidated & dangerous state, not fit for Divine Service, and ought to be rebuilt and enlarged" Joseph Brown, Minister
Wesleyan Methodist Erected in 1835 William Spriggs, Local Preacher, Dale
Parish entry for Walton West with Talbenny from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Chapel [Wesleyan Methodists, 1835]. Records ; Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Circuit ; baptismal registers 1842-1934, circuit schedule and plans, quarterly minutes , accounts 1889-1980, at Pem RO [DFC/M/9] Little Haven Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Wesley Rd, Little Haven SM858129 Built 1835, no chapel here by 1905 Coflein
Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.