"LAMBSTON, a parish in the hundred of RHÔS, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 3 miles (W.N.W.) from Haverfordwest, containing 286 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated in the western part of the county, and at no great distance from St. Bride's bay, comprises a considerable tract of enclosed and cultivated land, with an extensive common, and is intersected by a small rivulet, which falls into the western Cleddau. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Pembroke College, Oxford. There is a place of worship open to dissenters of every denomination. A parochial school, for the gratuitous instruction of poor children, is supported at the expense of the incumbent. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to £66. 15." [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 - 0464345
  • 1851 Census - 0104236
  • 1861 Census - 0543244
  • 1871 Census - 0850857
  • 1881 Census - 1342305
  • 1891 Census - 6099647

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

  • Lambston Parish Church Francis Thomas, Perpetual Curate

Parish entry for Haroldston West with Lambston from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Madoc & St Ishmael (Lambston)
  • Incumbent and Curates; V B Morris
  • Rural Deanery of Roose
  • Acreage 1,764 & 1,813; Population 330

    Church Records

    Parish registers: Christenings (1737-1991), Marriages (1741-1968) Banns (1755-1833), Burials (1737-1957) at Pem.RO

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1799-1804, 1806-41, 1843, 1845, 1849, 1868) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105148.

    See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

    Nonconformist Chapels:

    • Bethel Sutton Baptist chapel, Lambston SM90921633 Built 1837-39 Still open 1998 Coflein On Dyfed FHS
    • Portfield Gate Wesleyan chapel, Lambston SM91641558 Built 1835, renovated 1875 & 1926 Not still open 1992 Coflein On Dyfed FHS
    • The Mount, East Hook Quaker Burial Ground, Lambston SM91551684  First deed of 1716?  Coflein
    • Sutton Friends Burial Ground SM91681650 Iron plate at entrance with date 1661, last used 1889 Coflein   On Dyfed FHS
    • The above 2 entries may well refer to the same place despite the OS grid difference

    Description & Travel

    You can see pictures of Lambston which are provided by:



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



    Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM906164 (Lat/Lon: 51.806835, -5.039206), Lambston which are provided by:


    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc within Lambston 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)

    • Lambston (74); Corner Fm., East Hook, Honey Hook, Lambston, Sutton, Sutton Lodge, Sutton Mountain, Walesland, West Lambston.