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Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Lampeter Velfrey, a parish in Pembrokeshire, 3 miles E of Narberth. It has a post office under Narberth; money order and telegraph office, Narberth. Acreage, 5788; population, 960. At Tavernspite, a hamlet 3 miles from Whit-land, there was a hospice connected with Whitland Abbey, whence the name Tabema Hospitii or Tavernspite. Near the farms of Blaengwyddo is the famous Roman encampment of Castell Meherin. A valuable ridge of limestone runs through part of the parish, and there are some lime kilns. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; net value, £375 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is good and contains some monuments.

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 districtNarberth1837 - 1973
Registration districtHaverfordwest1973 - 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 Lampeter Velfrey 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
Postal districtSA67
Post TownNarberth