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Bletherston, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Bletherston, a parish in Pembrokeshire, 2½ miles NW of Clynderwen station on the G.W.R., and 5 NW of Narberth, which is the post town. Acreage, 2398; population, 236. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Llawhaden, in the diocese of St David's.

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

Administration

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 
HundredDungleddy 
Petty-Sessional DivisionDungleddy 
Poor Law unionNarberth 
Registration districtNarberth1837 - 1973
Registration districtHaverfordwest1973 - 1974
Rural DeaneryDungleddy 

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


Church Records

The register of baptisms and burials only, dates from the year 1654.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The chapel of St. Mary is an ancient building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel with south aisle, nave, south aisle, south porch, and a western belfry containing 1 bell: the church was restored in 1887 at a cost of £594, and affords 65 sittings.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bletherston from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyPembrokeshire
RegionWales
CountryWales
Postal districtSA63
Post TownClarbeston Road