"KÎLGWYN (CÎL-GWYN) a chapelry in the parish of NEVERN, hundred of KEMMES, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 2 1/2miles (S.S.E.) from Newport. The population is returned with the parish. The chapel is dedicated to St. Mary. It is situated at the foot and near the south-eastern declivity of Carn Ingli mountain and common, on the former of which are some ancient carneddau." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]



The 1851 census for this parish has been indexed by Dyfed Family History Society.


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

  • Kilgwyn (endorsed Nevern Parish Church) Consecrated: it is nor known. Marriages were about to be performed here years ago, but not now "See an account of Kilgwyn Church in Nevern Church return" John Jones MA, Vicar of Nevern

Parish entry for Nevern with Cilgwyn and Bayvil from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Brynach & St Mary (Cilgwyn) & Parish Church (Bayvil)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D Davies
  • Rural Deanery of Kemes
  • Acreage 14,735 & --- & 1,351 ; Population 876 & --- & 71

    Church Records

    Parish registers: Christenings (1775-1811), Marriages (1754-1811, 1934-68) Banns (1823-1902), Burials (1775-1811) at NLW

    Mf copies of Christenings and Burials (1775-1811) and Marriages (1759-82) at Pem.RO

    BTs: see Nevern

    Nonconformist chapels; see Nevern parish


    Description & Travel

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


    Historical Geography

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


    Land & Property

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

    • Cilgwyn Estate records 1509-1968 - on the Archives and Manuscripts NLW site


    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN076359 (Lat/Lon: 51.988142, -4.803457), Cilgwyn which are provided by: