"MARY'S (ST.), otherwise MAENCLOCHOG (MAEN-CLOCHOG), a parish comprising the hamlets of MAENCLOCHOG and VORLAN, each of which maintains its own poor, the former in the hundred of KEMMES, and the latter in that of DUNGLEDDY, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, and containing 466 inhabitants, of which number, 427 are in the hamlet of St. Mary's, or Maenclochog, 10 miles (N. by W.) from Narberth. . . . The parish, which is situated in a mountainous district, comprises a considerable extent of land, the greater portion of which is unenclosed and uncultivated. . . . The village, which is of considerable size, occupies the summit of a bleak and barren eminence; and the inhabitants, with the exception of such as are employed in agriculture, are engaged in working some quarries of slate of good quality, which is found in the parish. . . . The church, dedicated to St. Mary, and situated in the centre of the village, is a neat edifice, rebuilt by subscription within the last forty years. A schoolroom has been erected in the churchyard, and is now occupied by one of Mrs. Bevan's circulating charity schools, for the gratuitous instruction of poor children. . . " [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 Maenclochog with Llandilo and Llanycefn from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph
HOREB WELSH BAPTIST CHURCH, ROSEBUSH, MAENCLOCHOG on the People's Collection Wales site
Tabernacle chapel (Cong), Maenclochog on the People's Collection Wales site
Hen Gapel (Cong), Maenclochog on the People's Collection Wales site
See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Mary's ChurchCofio canrif sef hanes Eglwys Tabernacl Maenclochog, 1844-1944 : o dan ofal y gweinidog y Parch. Moelwyn Daniel. Caerfyrddin : W. Spurrell a'i fab, 1946. 32p [Centenary rememberance of the history of Tabernacle, Maenclochog, 1844-1944: in the care of the minister Rev Moelwyn Daniel]
Llythyr oddiwrth gymmanfa o weinidogion yr Independiaid a gynnaliwyd yn Maenclochog, Mehefin yr 2 a'r 3, 1819, at yr eglwysi a berthynant iddi. Cymanfa'r Annibynwyr Cymreig.Caerfyrddin,Argraffwyd gan J. Evans, 1819. 8p [Letter from an Assembly of Independent ministers held in Maenclochog, June 2/3 1819, to the churches belonging to it.]
Horeb, Maenclochog 1835-1985 : hanes y Bedyddwyr yn ardal Maenclochog.Eglwys y Bedyddwyr,1985,32p
Parish register: Christenings (1770-1993), Marriages (1770-1970), Burials (1770-1993) at NLW with Mf/fac copies at Pem.RO
Copy ts PR [extracts] C (1771-1832) M (1779-1877) B (1770-1888) at NLW
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1685, 1799, 1801-36, 1839-52, 1854-61, 1865) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105187.
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.
A guide book for the use of visitors to the Precelly range Pembrokeshire : with notes on the Maenclochog railway ... Publisher Carmarthen : W.J. Morgan, 13p
Gale, John. The Maenclochog railway . Milford Haven : John Gale, 1992. 76p
Various landscape photographs of area and surrounds on the People's Collection Wales site
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Maenclochog to another place.
Phillips, Frank . The Phillips family of Maenclochog and Henry's Moat. Dyfed Family History Journal 2/9, 3/1 (1988), (1988), p. 249-52, 11-14
You can see the administrative areas in which Maenclochog 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 SN083287 (Lat/Lon: 51.923775, -4.789224), Maenclochog which are provided by:
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- 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 Maenclochog 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 Peter D Hall)
- Maenclochog ; Carn Afr, Cnwe, Coetty, Eithbed, Foel Cwm-oerwyn, Galchen, Maenclochog, Pant maenog, Rosebush, Westland,
- Vorlan ; Cil-moor, Castell Vorlan
Merched y Wawr Maenclochog Branch Celebrating 25 Years - on the People's Collection Wales site