Llanteg Village History

Mountain Chapel Llanteg - now sadly closed and demolished - but the site has been made into a memorial garden.
Llanteg - just inside the pembrokeshire border with Carmarthenshire
St Elidyr Chruch, Crunwere Parish - Llanteg. Reached through a field - now redundant.
Interior of Crunwere Church
Zoar Chapel Llanteg - now closed and converted into a Chapel of Rest
Llanteg Village Hall, on side of A477

Llanteg History Society was formed in March 1999 and disbanded in the summer of 2019.

About the village

Llanteg is a small village just inside the Pembrokeshire border in West Wales and is stretched along either side of the A477 trunk road which heads towards the tourist areas of South Pembrokeshire – namely Saundersfoot and Tenby.

Our village is small – we did have two chapels – both sadly closed, and our village church was made redundant in 2009.  The village has no public house, so all we have now is a garage, busy village hall and holiday complex – The Wanderer’s Rest – plus some caravan sites.  The village was at one time completely agricultural – though now only two working farms remain.

Llanteg History Society

Although a small group we decided early on to publish all our researches and have to date published four history books, two picture books, two house history books, W.I. book, village recipe book, plus a graveyard survey.

We have taken pictures of all the properties for a Millennium Census and also photographed additional changes through the years.  We also did a survey of the three village graveyards and these pictures are available to view on the history page of the village website – https://llanteg-village.co.uk/

We have a History Society blog at www.llanteghistorysociety.blogspot.com but lots of information on the society is also on the Llanteg website.  We have also published numerous other blogs about our area.

Meetings

Our meetings were held at Llanteg Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.   After each meeting a Newsletter was produced and circulated to members – so even those unable to attend meetings get to know exactly what is going on.

Contact details and publications

The Society’s Secretary was Ruth Roberts who can be contacted at ruthroberts123@aol.com
ruthroberts123@gmail.com

Although the Society has folded, we still hold all our research papers at the Village Hall and are always interested to help anyone or point them in the right direction.
All the society’s publications (plus contents) are listed on the Llanteg website and are available for purchase.

Photographs

Additionally many hundreds of photographs of Llanteg and the surrounding area have been uploaded to www.geograph.org

The History Society had a large archive of old photographs (currently over 1,100) which we have previously used for exhibitions and our publications.  These are now held by the Village Hall Committee.

With the church’s closure in 2009 we were lucky to be able to enter the building and to make a record of its contents.  Sadly the church closed formally in 2009 (though it had been regarded as ‘unsafe’ for the previous two years).  All the photographs taken are on the village website and the History Socety blog – plus the geograph website.

Village Website and History Blog

www.llanteg.co.uk

www.llanteghistorysociety.blogspot.com

Pictures of Llanteg on www.geograph.org

This archive entry was last updated on 10/05/2024. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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