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"AMBLESTON, a parish, in the union of HAVERFORDWEST, hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles (N.N.E.) from Haverfordwest containing 605 inhabitants. . . The lands in this parish are, with a very trifling exception, all enclosed, and the soil is in general fertile; the rateable annual value being returned at £970. 10. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at £3. 19. 4. 1/2. , endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant; present net income, £183; it is in the gift of the crown; impropriator, Lloyd Phillips, Esq. The Church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a chapel of ease in the parish, called Rinaston chapel. The Calvinistic Methodists have a place of worship here. In a day school 26 children are instructed at the expense of their parents; and a Sunday school, consisting of 88 males and 81 females, is supported by the Calvinistic Methodists."[From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1844).]

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Census

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 - 6099650
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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

  • Ambleston Parish Church             Jno Pugh, Vicar                 with duplicate return by Sam E Lloyd
  • Woodstock   CM     Erected in 1754                Thomas Harries, Deacon, Henry's Moat

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

  • St Mary & St Dogfael (St Dogwells)
  • Incumbent and Curates; E H Saunders
  • Rural Deanery of Dungleddy
  • Acreage 4,072 & 3,417 ; Population 371 & 479

BETHEL CHAPEL,  AMBLESTON on the People's Collection Wales site

Woodstock Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. Ambleston on the People's Collection Wales site

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    Church Records

    Parish registers: Christenings and Burials (1765-1974) and Marriages (1776-1968) are at the National Library of Wales with Mf copies at Pem.RO.

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1685, 1799-1862, 1864) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

    Dyfed FHS have published a series of indexes of baptisms, marriages and burials from Pembrokeshire hundreds for various periods.

    Nonconformist Chapels:

    • Woodstock, in Woodstock [Calvinistic Methodist, 1754].                   Records ; 1. Births/baptisms 1811-1837, PRO RG4/3608  and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number GS 819967,  IGI ; 2. Early society accounts- Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes : Eglwys Methodistiaid Calfiniaid Cymru[ The Journal of the Historical Society of the Presbyterian Church in Wales] Vol 19, p72.; 3. account book 1898-1911, NLW.               On Dyfed FHS                Woodstock  CM chapel - still open in 2006 
    • Bethel Treamlod CM chapel, Ambleston           SM99962577          Built 1881, altered or restored 1906   Coflein                 On Dyfed FHS                 Still open in 2006
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    Description & Travel

    LLYS Y FRAN RESERVOIR on the People's Collection Wales site

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    Gazetteers

    The transcription of the section for Ambleston from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

    Transcript of complete entry in Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales of 1844.

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    Historical Geography

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

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    History

    Wallis Woollen Mill, Ambleston, Pembrokeshire. Opened: 1812 Closed: 2001 on the People's Collection Wales site

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    Maps

    Parish map(Kain/Oliver)

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN000255 (Lat/Lon: 51.891666, -4.908614), Ambleston which are provided by:

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    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc within Ambleston 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)

    • Ambleston (50); Ambleston, Bigws, Bill, Glan-dwr, Gwar y Coed, Headland, Hook Ho., Pant teg, Parc y Llyn, Rinaston, Scollock, Scollock Bill, Scollock Cross, Slouthy, Spittal Brook, Stradland, Triffleton (or is it in Spittal?), Wallis, Wallis Moor, Woodstock, Woodstock Slop, Woolen Mill.