"FORD, a chapelry in the parish of HAYSCASTLE, hundred of DEWISLAND, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N.) from Haverfordwest. The population is included in the return for the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £1200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of -- Knox, Esq. This chapelry comprises a small tract lying at the north-eastern extremity of the parish, on the western bank of the Cleddy river, where it is joined by another small stream, and on the high road between Haverfordwest and Fishguard." [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

  • Ford village, Haycastle A chapel without any district annexed and without any cure of souls Peter David Richardson
  • Penbont Ford Ind Erected in 1806 Daniel Davies, Minister, Hook, Ambleston
  • Hall CM Erected in 1820 William Evans, Deacon, Ford
  • These entries are actually listed in the source book under Hays-Castle parish

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

  • St Lawrence & Chapel of Ease (Ford)
  • Incumbent and Curates; L P Rees
  • Rural Deanery of Dewisland
  • Acreage 1,802; Population 230

    Church Records

    Odd entries CMB (1801-49) with PR Ambleston and Little Newcastle.

    Parish registers: Christenings (1885-1944), Marriages (1837-1963), Burials (1866-1945) at Pem.RO

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1839-42, 1844-54, 1856-65, 1875, 1885) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105141.

    Nonconformist Chapels: see Hayscastle


    Description & Travel

    You can see pictures of Ford which are provided by:



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



    Merrony, Mark W. Richard Fenton's 'Roman villa' at Ford revisited (NLW's site) Pemb Historian XIII


    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM956264 (Lat/Lon: 51.898558, -4.972325), Ford which are provided by: