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Burton, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Burton, a parish in Pembrokeshire, on Milford Haven, at Pembroke Ferry, near New Milford, 3 miles N of Pembroke. It includes the villages of Burton and Houghton, and its post town is Haverfordwest. Acreage, 3468 of land, and 200 of water and foreshore; population, 1027. Benton Castle is a ruin, with a fine view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Cawdor. The church dates from the 12th century, and has an interesting side chapel. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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.

Registration districtPembroke1837 - 1935
Registration districtHaverfordwest1936 - 1974

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

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtSA73
Post TownMilford Haven