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Amroth, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Amroth, a village and a parish in Pembrokeshire. The parish lies on Carmarthen Bay, 6 miles SE of Narberth, and 3 from Kilgetty station on the Pembroke and Tenby railway. It has a post office under Begelley (R.S.O.); money order office, Stepaside; telegraph office, Saundersfoot. Acreage, 2690, of which 209 are water; population, 731. Coal is worked, and fishing is carried on. Amroth Castle, delightfully situated on the coast, was formerly a grand feudal residence, and is now a fine modern mansion. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £150. The church, about a mile from the village, is Early English, and has a curiously formed tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyPembrokeshire 
ArchdeaconrySt. Davids 
County Court districtNarberth 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionNarberth 
Poor Law unionNarberth 
Registration districtNarberth1837 - 1973
Registration districtHaverfordwest1973 - 1974
Rural DeaneryNarberth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1759, burials 1786, marriages 1754.

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1759, burials 1786, marriages 1754.


Church of England

St. Elidyr (parish church)

The church of St. Elidyr is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, with north chapel, belonging to the Biddulph family, nave, south porch, south transept, and a lofty embattled tower of Norman date, on the north side, containing 3 bells, the lower stage forms a north transept; the nave is vaulted; the north chapel has sedilia and contains some fine monuments to the Biddulph family; several of the windows are stained, and there are 400 sittings. In the churchyard is a fine ancient cross.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Amroth from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Pembrokeshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Amroth are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online:

CountySir Benfro - Pembrokeshire
RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtSA67
Post TownNarberth