"CLARBESTON, a parish in the hundred of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 1/2 miles (W.) from Narberth, containing 218 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £800 royal bounty, and £400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of W.H. Scourfield, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Martin. The rates in this parish are levied on the ploughlands, each of which contains one hundred statute acres. An average annual expenditure of £54.14. is applied to the support of the poor." [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 - 0104230
- 1861 Census - 0543241
- 1871 Census - 0850850
- 1881 Census - 1342301
- 1891 Census - 6099632
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 New Moat with Clarbeston from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
Carmel Baptist Chapel, Clarbeston on the People's Collection Wales site
No mention of PR M (1813-37) in 1933 survey
Parish registers: Christenings (1718-1993), Marriages (1724-1813, 1837-1970) Banns (1755-1812, 1825-1952), Burials (1725-1993) at Pem.RO
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1806, 1809-67, 1878-82) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by the LDS - Call Number: 0105137.
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.
The transcription of the section for Clarbeston from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Clarbeston to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Clarbeston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Parish map (Kain/Oliver)
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN047211 (Lat/Lon: 51.854309, -4.837375), Clarbeston which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Places, villages, farms etc within Clarbeston 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)
- Clarbeston (78); Bullhook, Clarbeston, Clarbeston Grange, Holmes, Knock.
Held at Pem Archives
- Clarbeston School photographs c 1900-1977