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BLETHERSTON is a parish and small village, in the county of Pembroke, about equi-distant (4 miles north-east and north-west respectively) from Clarbeston Road and Clynderwen stations on the Great Western railway, 6 north-by-west from Narberth and 10 north-east from Haverfordwest, in the hundred of Dungleddy, petty sessional division of Dungleddy, county court district and union of Narberth, and in the rural deanery of Dungleddy, archdeaconry and diocese of St. Davids. 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. The register of baptisms and burials only, dates from the year 1654. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the Vicarage of Llawhaden, tithe rent-charge £337, average £252, net income £279, with 45 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of St. David's, and held since 1889 by the Rev David Edward Williams M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford, who resides at Llawhaden. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. Sir Owen Henry Philipps Scourfield bart. Lord Kensington and John Vaughan Colby esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is clay. Chief crops, oats and wheat. The area is 2,300 acres of land and 98 of water; rateable value £1,719; the population in 1891 was 236.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Maurice.

Post Office, Penffoldd.-Lewis Evans, sub-postmaster.

Letters through Narberth at 11 a.m.; dispatched, at 3 p.m. Nearest money order office is at Maenclochog & relegraph office at Narberth

British school (mixed), built, in 1861, for 80 children; average attendance, 57; William S. Gwynn, master

Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales, 1895