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Dinas, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Dinas, a parish in Pembrokeshire, on the coast, 3 miles W of Newport, 4 NE of Fishguard, and 13 WNW of Crym-mych Arms station on the Whitland and Cardigan branch of the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Dinas Cross (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2545; population, 721. The surface is peninsular between Newport Bay and Fishguard Bay, and terminates seaward in Dinas Head. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David; net value, £108 with residence. The church was built in 1862 to replace the previous Norman church, which was disused on account of the encroachments of the sea. There are Congregational, Baptist, and Calvinistic Methodist 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 districtCardigan1837 - 1935
Registration districtNarberth1936 - 1973
Registration districtHaverfordwest1973 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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

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

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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