Walton West


"WALTON (WEST), a parish in the hundred of RHÔS, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Haverfordwest, containing 411 inhabitants. This parish is situated upon the coast of St. Bride's bay, by which it is bounded on the west. The surrounding country is destitute of beauty, but the view over the bay is enlivened by the passing and repassing of vessels. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of St.David's, rated in the king's books at £6. 13. 4., and endowed with £400 royal bounty.
The church is not entitled to architectural notice. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £76. 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 - 0464345
  • 1851 Census - 0104235
  • 1861 Census - 0543243
  • 1871 Census - 0850855
  • 1881 Census - 1342304
  • 1891 Census - 6099644

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

  • Walton West Parish Church "The Church cannot contain more than the sixth part of the population; it is in a very dilapidated & dangerous state, not fit for Divine Service, and ought to be rebuilt and enlarged" Joseph Brown, Minister
  • Wesleyan Methodist Erected in 1835 William Spriggs, Local Preacher, Dale

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

  • All Saints & St Mary (Talbenny)
  • Incumbent and Curates; C Paley
  • Rural Deanery of Roose
  • Acreage 1,333 & 1,517; Population 604

    Church Records

    PR M (1755-1812) recorded in 1831 apparently lost. M (1813-37) not recorded in 1933.

    Parish registers: Christenings (1763-1992), Marriages (1838-1970) Banns (1824-1946), Burials (1763-1953) at Pem.RO

    Bishops' Transcripts, covering the period (1800-4, 1809-65, 1873-4) are at the National Library of Wales, and have been microfilmed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Call Number: 0105214.

    See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg

    Nonconformist Chapels:

    • Chapel [Wesleyan Methodists, 1835]. Records ; Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Circuit ; baptismal registers 1842-1934, circuit schedule and plans, quarterly minutes , accounts 1889-1980, at Pem RO [DFC/M/9] Little Haven Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Wesley Rd, Little Haven SM858129 Built 1835, no chapel here by 1905 Coflein

    Description & Travel

    You can see pictures of Walton West which are provided by:



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



    Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM874131 (Lat/Lon: 51.77631, -5.083022), Walton West which are provided by:


    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc within Walton West 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)

    • Walton West (94); Broad Haven, Broadway, Creampots, Little Haven, Millmoor, Nattshook Farm, The Rain, The Settlands, Walton West.