"LLANYCHAER (LLANERCH-AUR), a parish in the hundred of KEMMES, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (S.E.) from Fishguard, containing 176 inhabitants. This parish is pleasantly situated in the northern part of the county, upon the river Gwayn, which falls into the bay of Fishguard. The surface is varied, and in some parts has a very considerable elevation; and of the lands, about one-half only is enclosed. The surrounding scenery is pleasingly diversified, and from the higher grounds are some fine views over the adjacent country, which presents some pleasing scenery. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £3. 6. 8., endowed with £400 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rev. James Williams James. The church, dedicated to St. David, is not distinguished by any architectural details of importance. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £34. 8." [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 - 0104238
  • 1861 Census - 0543245
  • 1871 Census - 0850858
  • 1881 Census - 1342306
  • 1891 Census - 6099651

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

  • Llanychaer Parish Church William Davies, Curate

Parish entry for Fishguard with Llanstinan and Llanychaer from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).

  • St Mary & St Justinian (Llanstinan) & Parish Church (Llanychaer)
  • Incumbent and Curates; D Davies (D J Evans)
  • Rural Deanery of Fishguard
  • Acreage 4,206 & 1,569 & 2,089 ; Population 3,245 & 155

'Proposed New Church at Llanychaer', architect's drawing by Edwin Dolby, 19th century - on the People's Collection Wales site

    Jones, Elsie Parry. Eglwys y Bedyddwyr Glandwr, Llanychaer : canmlwyddiant codi'r capel : 1894-1994. Llanychaer : Eglwys y Bedyddwyr Glandwr, 1994. 28p


    Church Records

    Civil register (1654-9) at Cardiff Central Library with Mf copy at NLW

    Diocesan records suggest that c1790 'the old register [was] lost. The existing register goes back only 2 years'.

    Parish register: Christenings (1788-1990), Marriages (1787-1970) Banns (1824-49), Burials (1789-1993) at NLW with Mf copies at Pem.RO

    Copy printed PR C (1788-1812) M (1787-1811) B (1789-1812) [ed Rev J Meredith Williams, Fishguard, 1924]

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1676, 1678-83, 1685-6, 1689, 1705, 1799-1808, 1810-38, 1843-7, 1853-65) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105185.

    See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

    Nonconformist Chapels:

    • Glandwr Baptist chapel SM99123493 Built 1894 Still open 1998 Coflein On Dyfed FHS

    Description & Travel

    You can see pictures of Llanychaer which are provided by:



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


    Land & Property

    Eastham, Michael. Y Garn, Llanychaer (NLW's site) Pemb Historian X


    Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN007337 (Lat/Lon: 51.965685, -4.902006), Llanychaer which are provided by:


    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc within Llanychaer 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 Tony Morris)

    • Llanychaer (28); Avon Gwaun; Cil rhedyn Bridge; Cil rhedyn-ucha; Ffynon goy; Gilfach; Graig Lwyd; Kilkiffeth; Llair wen; Llanychaer; Llanychaer Bridge; Mynydd Kilkiffeth; Mynydd Pen-banc; Mynydd Tre-newydd; River Aer