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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|County Court district||Narberth|
|Poor Law union||Narberth|
|Registration district||Narberth||1837 - 1973|
|Registration district||Haverfordwest||1973 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: