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Begelly, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Begelly, a village and a parish in Pembrokeshire. The village is 5 miles S by E of Narberth, and has a station under the name of Kilgetty and Begelly on the Pembroke and Tenby railway, and a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Stcp-aside; telegraph office, Saundersfoot. The parish includes also the chapelry of East Williamston. Acreage, 2523; population of the civil parish, 439; of the ecclesiastical, 838. Coal and culm are mined. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of East Williamston, in the diocese of St David's; net value, £190 with residence. The church is Early English and good, and there is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel at Begelly, and Wesleyan and Baptist chapels at East Williamston.

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 and burials dates from 1775; marriages, 1771.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel with north aisle, nave, south transept, and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: it was restored in 1886-7 at a cost of £1,255, and affords 200 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Begelly from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionSouth Wales