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Bayvil, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Bayvil, a parish in Pembrokeshire, on the river Nevern, 3½ miles ENE of Newport, and 6½ SW of Cardigan. Post town, Velindre. Acreage, 1351; population, 83. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Nevern, in the diocese of St Davids; gross value, £103. Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

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 
County Court districtCardigan 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionKemes 
Poor Law unionCardigan 
Registration districtCardigan1837 - 1935
Registration districtNarberth1936 - 1973
Registration districtHaverfordwest1973 - 1974
Rural DeaneryKemes 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1813.


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is a plain building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a belfry containing one bell: there are 130 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Bayvil from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Cardigan Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bayvil from 1936 to 1973 you should search for the Narberth Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bayvil from 1973 to 1974 you should search for the Haverfordwest Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bayvil from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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