"STACKPOOL-ELIDUR, a parish in the hundred of CASTLEMARTIN, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/2 miles (S.) from Pembroke, containing 348 inhabitants. The name of this place is derived from the Stack rock at the mouth of the Broad Haven, at the head of which it is situated, in the Bristol channel; and its adjunct from St. Elidur, to whom the original foundation of its church is attributed. The parish comprises an extensive tract of good arable and pasture land, in a high state of cultivation; and the scenery, enriched with the beautiful grounds and extensive plantations surrounding the mansion of Stackpool Court, is finely diversified and strikingly picturesque. . . The church, dedicated to St. Elidur, or, according to some authorities, to St. James, is an ancient structure, containing several monuments to different members of the family of Stackpool Court. . . A school, for the gratuitous instruction of all the poor children of this and the adjoining parishes of St. Petrox and Bosheston, is supported by Earl Cawdor. . . " [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]
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 St Petrox with Stackpole Elidor (otherwise Cheriton) from The Welsh Church Year Book, 1929 (Cd by Archive CD Books).
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph
Davies, D. B. G. A brief history and description of the Parish Church of St. James and St. Elidyr, Stackpole Elidor [S.l.] : [s.n.], 1978. 10cm ; 26cm
Parish registers: Christenings (1724-1930), Marriages (1724-1968), Burials (1724-1992) at NLW
Mf copies C (1724-1812), M (1724-1837) B (1724-1983) at Pem.RO
Copy ts PR/BT M pre 1813 with index at NLW and Pem.RO
Copy ts PR CMB (1724-1991) arranged alphabetically at NLW and Pem.RO
Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1685-6, 1799-1802, 1804-37, 1839-43, 1845-74, 1878-96) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105210.
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
Nonconformist Chapels: None found
Various landscape photographs of the area and surrounds on the People's Collection Wales site
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Stackpole Elidor to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Stackpole Elidor has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Lort muniments [13th century]-1754 "The earliest known owner of the Stackpole Court estate was Sir Leonard de Stackpole, a crusader. The estate passed into the hands of the Vernon family of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire, who left the family steward, George Lort, who came from Staffordshire, in charge of the Stackpole estate. He purchased the estate in the mid-16th century......"
Parish map (Kain/Oliver)
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SR996966 (Lat/Lon: 51.632237, -4.896984), Stackpole Elidor which are provided by:
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- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- 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 Stackpole Elidor 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 John Richards)
- Stackpole (161); Barafundle Bay, Bottoms, Greenala Point, Marledge, Mowingword, Rowston, Saddle Point, Stackpole Court, Stackpole Elidor, Stackpole Head, Stackpole Warren, The Downs, Trewent