Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Cabin

===The Cabin===
Seems there are still ruins on Marros Mountain of The Cabin, where some local people from the village had lived over the years.

I have two shown on the Roll of Honour for WW1:
James B. Private Cabin
James F. Private Cabin
I'm pretty sure Frank James ended up at Bevlin in Llanteg.

Also mentioned in the old school log books:
17 Feb 1926 - it was thought advisable that the repair of the footbridge near to the Cabin should be considered.
25 Feb 1926 - a Managers and Parish Council meeting was called to discuss the repairs and renewal of two footbridges, one near the Cabin, one near Milton Back. The footbridge near the Cabin is needed daily by school children. Attention was also drawn to the need of a rail near Lanteague Crossing (Llanteg crossroads) and the raising of the roadway a foot just beyond the crossing towards the school which after rain is ‘overflooded’. Mr James, Clyngwyn, kindly undertook the repairs of the footbridge near the Cabin. Mr Williams, Whitland, was to have his attention drawn to the repairs needed to put the Milton Back footbridge safe.

Pembrokeshire Yeomanry Book - local connections

On the hard cover version Jack Mortimer, Summerbook ( Graham's father) was on the front cover, he is the soldier show in full. 

Coincidentally on the back cover in the photo showing the troops at camp in Penally, Graham's wife Jean's father is the sergeant on the left with the horses head in front of him. Jack Mortimer is the soldier on the right with his hands on his hips.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Picture links broken

Some picture links are broken due to Photobucket's change of policy without warning.

I plan to reinstate what pictures I can find but please bear with me in the meantime.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Llanteg Village 1819 OS Map

Crunwere parish and the centre of Llanteg village - 1819 OS map - before the A477.
Showing the Oaklands Road coming up to join the lane to Trenewydd Farm but not continuing through the village.

The main routes were south from Trenewydd, south from Tavernspite and east along the old route which Is now only a footpath in parts that goes east from Trenewydd Lane behind the hall and then loops by the garage to go past the church field and on to Carmarthenshire.

North of the parish:

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Crunwere Graves at Find a Grave

We have now uploaded all the graves for Crunwere parish and they can all be found online at Find a Grave website.  A total of 754 entries and 560 photographs.

With Zoar Chapel we have uploaded gravestones up to the year 2000 - for any subsequent burials you will need to contact E.C.Thomas & Sons who now run the chapel as a Chapel of Rest.

St Elidyr Church Crunwere

Mountain Chapel

Zoar Baptist Chapel

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Crunwear Tithe Map

Finally Crunwear Tithe map is online.
Not done anything with it yet - we have various bits of paper copies over the years but this makes it more accessible for people to see.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Topographical directory of wales 1849 Cronwere (Crunwear)

Topographical directory of wales 1849 Cronwere (Crunwear)
CRONWERE (CRUNWEAR), a parish, in the union and hundred of Narberth, county of Pembroke, South Wales, 5 miles (E. S. E.) from Narberth; containing 282 inhabitants.

This parish is situated on the eastern confines of the county, a short distance south of the turnpike-road from Laugharne to Narberth. It is bounded on the north by Lampeter, on the south by Amroath, on the west by Ludchurch, and on the east by Carmarthenshire, from which it is separated by a small brook.

The number of acres is about 2000, of which 1500 are arable, and 500 pasture.

The surface is of a hilly character: the soil is various; red earth, affording rich pasture, extends across a portion of the parish in a direction from north to south; other parts are cold and sterile, with a subsoil of clay; the earth covering the limestone portion is good, but liable to become soon parched and dry.

There is a village named Lanteague, the only one in the parish; also a corn-mill, and a mill where the coarse cloth of the country is prepared and dyed: a quarry is likewise worked, producing limestone of fine quality.

The living is a discharged rectory, rated in the king's books at £6. 16. 10½., and in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor: the tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £105; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains sixty-eight acres, valued at £50 per annum.

The church, dedicated to St. Elidyr, is a very ancient structure, now nearly in ruins, and contains 200 sittings. A Sunday school was established in the year 1820.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Locations of Lost/Disappeared Properties in Llanteg/Crunwere

Den, Ivy Cottage, Lanteague Cottage, Little Downs, Locations of Lost Properties, Milton Back, Mountain Corner, Rigman Hill, Toll Gate, Perlin Hill, Bowman's Pit, Greenacre, Norton, Little Bounty, Pont Y Ddwy Sire, Rhydgoch, Clyne Bush, Bush, Clumps, Trenewydd Lodge.

Bowman's Pit
Believed to have been near to Garness.

Believed to be north of the Crossland's Road.

Clyne Bush/Bush
Believed to be north of the Crossland's Road North West of Broomylake.

1888 OS Map
To north of the parish above Three Wells

1888 OS Map

South of Zoar Chapel and Stanwell - some ruins hidden in the hedge on the eastern side of the road near the bend.

Ivy Cottage
1888 OS Map

South of West Llanteg, now called Fern Villa

Lanteague old style spelling

Lanteague Cottage
1888 OS Map

Situated roughly just west of where the garage is today

Little Bounty
Probably situated half way along the Crosslands Road between the Rectory and Trenewydd top lane.  There is land there call Bountyland on which were the ruins. While in the corner of the lower field north of Crofty was what appeared to have been a garden.  Access could easily have been obtained form the old road that ran behind Crofty, which was once a main thoroughfare.

Little Downs
1888 OS Map

South of A477 roughly where Brongwendraeth is today

Milton Back
1888 OS Map

North of Rose Cottage and west of Milton

Mountain Corner
1888 OS Map

North Of Rose Cottage and west of Milton Back

Houses south of Llanteg Crossroads.  The area is still called Norton Shute by older residents. In 1841 there were two properties, both occupied by Daltons.

Perlin Hill
Located near to Ledgerland (to be checked)

Pont Y Ddwy Sire
Meaning Bridge of the Two Counties.  This is believed to have been to the north of the parish near Peggy Roger's Corner and Pantglas, which is where the spring arises that divides the two counties.

Show on the 1842 Tithe Map as being on the right at the bottom of the hill where the Broomylake turning is north of the Rectory.

Rigman Hill1888 OS Map

North of Crunwere Farm

Toll Gate
1888 OS Map

On the map it looks like it is on the south western corner of the crossroads

Trenewydd Lodge
1888 OS Map

Was in a field and reached by a lane running West across in front of what is now Sandy Grove.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Llanteg Village Name and Pronunciation

Have looked up the authority book on village names - called Place Names of Pembrokeshire.

Llanteg has been spelt many different ways over the centuries - Lanteg (1324 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem), Llanteage (1569 Francis Green Manuscripts).  Lanteague seems to date from 1789 (Picton Castle Coillection) while there was even a Nanteg in 1329 and other variations.  

No specific mention of when the current spelling emerged - though it might have developed with the arrival of post offices etc.  Something for us to look into!

The village is currently called LLANTEG - but the old Mountain Chapel has a different spelling of LANTEAGUE

Also the houses around the old crossroads were also spelt LANTEAGUE back in 1888.

Oddly although the spelling is in the Welsh form of Llanteg it is always pronounced as if it was spelt Lanteague.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Crunwere 1610 Map

Supposedly a replica of Old Map of Pembrokeshire 1610 so no wonder there is weird spelling for Manorbier! It's a map originally done by John Speed.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mountain Chapel Graves Online

Find A Grave

Mountain Chapel graves and pictures have also now been uploaded to the Find A Grave website which is searchable.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Crunwere Graves Online

Well I now have 383 names entered for St Elidyr Church.  Just a few to check and I have two anomalies to sort out - otherwise all the names are there.

The pictures have also been added.

Mountain Chapel will be a doddle after this lot!

You can also link the names of husbands, wives and parents but that might come later!

Search for cemetery records in Pembrokeshire at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Hugh Slader Glanville - WW1

More information has come to light regarding Hugh Slader Glanville.

It seems he went from Greenhill School to study Agriculture at Aberystwyth University (thanks to Steve John for the info). 

H.S.Glanville is also recorded on the War Memorial at the University, as well as at Greenhill.

We were also contacted by a Mr Powell whose grandfather fought alongside H.S.Glanville at Gaza.

It seems Benjamin Morgan rescued H.S.Glanville from the field of battle when he had been injured. This was such a daring deed of bravery under fire that Benjamin was awarded the Military Medal.  Unfortunately H.S.Glanville died from his wounds.

Benjamin Morgan was from Boncath and was presented with the MM by the Duke of Connaught in Jerusalem on 20th March 1918.

Benjamin Morgan survived the war unscathed, only to later die from a fall in 1927.

Hugh Slader Glanville must have left a lasting impression on his friend Benjamin who later went on to name his son 'Glanville' in honour of his lost comrade.

It seems the Military Medal left the family after Benjamin Morgan died in an accident aged just 30 years - leaving his wife with two young children to bring up alone.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Old Village Rhyme - by Charles F.Shepperd 1933

Old Village Rhyme - by Charles F.Shepperd 1933.

This was an old village rhyme recorded by Charles Shepperd in his little booklet 'St Elidyr, Crunwere, A Historical Note 1933'.

This rhyme is connected with the stream that divides Crunwere parish form its neighbours and is also the dividing line between Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire:

Nanny the Bog and Cold Well,
Castle Ely House and Castle Ely Mill;
Garness House and Garness Mill,
Bowman's Pit and Perlin Hill;
Ledgerland and the Tucking mill,
Cats' Nest and Donkey Hill.
'All the land form Garness House to Cats' Nest is in the parish.  Some of these no longer exist, only the names being remembered.'

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Old Ordnance Survey Maps

Old Ordnance Survey maps to view online.

Crunwear area from a screen shot.

John Lloyd on Lampeter Velfrey War Memorial

Country Lanes

Country Lanes
Old 'Roman Road' behind Llanteg Hall

From an article in the Saturday Mail magazine – summer 2013 by Monty Halls
Country lanes, forged by our forebears over many millennia and still alive with the ghosts of the past.
These are timeless tracks, worn deep into the earth by foot, hoof, wheel and vehicle.
They cross our countryside in a network that shows the passage of ancient routes from village to village, meeting then dividing, sometimes converging on a single point,  a confluence of thousands of years and journeys.
Some country lanes are less a road and more of a canyon with high walls that retain the cool air of night yet become a stifling furnace when the sun is high in the sky.
We tend to take our history for granted in the UK which makes us immune to our surroundings, to the footsteps in which we tread.
So walking an old lane think of those who have gone before. 
There is a reason these lanes are cut deep into the earth; it is the long passage of time and trade.  The lane would have started out as a simple path, the first steps would have flattened the grass on the surface, over time it would have become a known route and the grass would have given way to bare soil, worn away by regular footsteps.  Countless trips back and forth, as one century passed into another, saw the track worn away.
Dark and mysterious, packed with wildlife and echoing with the muffled footsteps of the ghosts of those who have gone before.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Llanteg Area during WW2

The Invasion of Wiseman’s Bridge
by Mark Lewis of Tenby Museum (published in PembRokeshire Life Magazine July 2013)
‘This important event required strict security.

Restrictions were imposed along the coast from Tenby to Laugharne and inland to a depth of six miles.

Extra restrictions were put on civilian movement.  

A curfew operated from dusk until dawn between July 12 and August 9.  

Civilians were forbidden to carry cameras, binoculars or telescopes and had to carry their identity cards with them at all times, and on-the-spot checks were made to see that these regulations were being followed.

Mail, telegraph and telephone, were subject to censorship.  

Control points were set up on all roads and railway stations leading into the area.’

Monday, 18 November 2013

John Lloyd - to get War Gravestone at Lovett, Alberta

Thanks to Johnnie Bachusky from Canada an article was published in the Canadian Post on 9th November which related John Lloyd;s story and also stated that the Commonwealth War Grave Commission intend to provide Private Lloyd with a memorial at Lovett - not on his exact grave as we are not sure which one it is, but on a vacant plot within the tiny Lovett Cemetary in Alberta.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

John Lloyd - newly recognised WW1 Casualty - 2012

The success story for 2012 was being able to get John Lloyd officially recognised as a War Casualty after 93 years and have him remembered at our Remembrance Day ceremony for the first time.  

Our next mission is to try and locate his grave at Lovett, Alberta.

c. Derek Lloyd

died 10th November 1918

John Lloyd married into the James family of Ruelwall, Llanteg.

Sarah Jane, John Lloyd and two of their children
c. Derek Lloyd

Gravestone at Crunwere Church - where four of his children are buried
John Lloyd has a gravestone in Crunwere which just states D. Lovat, Canada, with him dying on 11/11/1918 aged 44yrs - four of his children are also buried in the grave.  

Large family gravestone at Eglwyscummin
John also has a family gravestone at Eglwyscummin Church, also stating he was buried at Lovat.

John enlisted in Canada:
John Lloyd
Regimental # 101679, joined 22 Feb 1916, Edmonton, Alberta
66th Overseas Battalion, Edmonton Guards
Embarkation, 66th Battalion, Halifax, SS Olympic—April 28, 1916
Giving his next of kin as at Ruelwall.

c. Steve John

c. Derek Lloyd

John Lloyd is on the Lampeter Velfrey War Memorial – but he does not show up on any list of War Casualties – either here or Canada.

John reached France on 6 July 1916 and was sent to 1st Canadian Entrenching Battalion in the field.  John paraded sick on 5 Dec 1916 after "exposure to shell fire on the Somme".  On 3rd Sept 1917 John paraded sick again at Vimy Ridge.  He was immediately sent back to base hospital, and then invalided back to England.  He was in Etaples 12 days, Bethnal Green 12 days, Bromley 10 days, Bushy Park 16 days, Buxton 2 months, and Liverpool 5 weeks.  

                                                                   Llandovery Castle

He was then invalided back to Canada on the Llandovery Castle on 28th Feb 1918, to Halifax.  He was in hospital in Wetaskiwin, Alberta for 2 months,  He was discharged from service on 17th Aug 1918 at Calgary, with the intention of living in Edmonton.  

John died on 11th Nov 1918.  Death was attributed to military service.  According to the gravestones John died on 11th November but his death certificate records the 10th.

In 1925 a scroll and plaque were sent to his widow. 

20 June 2012 - Thanks to the work of Steve John and relatives John Lloyd has now been officially recognised as a Casualty of War:

Canadian Book of Remembrance

We are still trying to locate John's actual grave in Lovett Cemetery, Alberta, but have been kindly sent these images of the graveyard and Ghost Town and Mine:

Lovett Mine c. Johnnie Bachusky

Lovett Ghost Town c. Johnnie Bachusky

Lovett cemetery c. Johnnie Bachusky

Monday, 6 August 2012

Purser Graves - Amroth

Group of Purser Graves.  
Anne Jane Purser's is the angel, her young daughter is the centre cross and the one on the left s a relation.
Centre - Miriam Lucie Elsie Purser 1882-3.

French inscription on the grave of Anne Jane Purser's daughter by her first marriage.  
Ines De Villeneuve 1964-80.

Base of angel headstone for Anne Jane Purser
She was living at Llanteglos when she died.