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Llanteg is located in Pembrokeshire
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSN181102
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSA67
Dialling code01834
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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51°45′41″N 4°38′13″W / 51.761446°N 04.636811°W / 51.761446; -04.636811Coordinates: 51°45′41″N 4°38′13″W / 51.761446°N 04.636811°W / 51.761446; -04.636811

Llanteg (also previously known, and still regularly pronounced, as Lanteague) is a small village in Pembrokeshire, Wales, belonging to the community of Amroth.[1]

It contains a 13th-century church (St Elidyr) and two closed chapels.


The parish[edit]

Cronwere (Crunwear), a parish, in the union and hundred of Narberth, county of Pembroke, South Wales, 5 miles (8.0 km) east south-east 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 Amroth, 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.[2][3]

Llanteg War Memorial[edit]

As there was no memorial in the village to commemorate the War Dead the village history group commissioned one in 2003.

This war memorial was commissioned by the History Society in 2003 and designed and worked for free by Mrs Diana John of Ruelwall, being unveiled in February 2004. There is a War Memorial and brass plaque in Llanteg Hall to commemorate the three War Dead from Crunwere Parish. There is a Brass Plaque to commemorate Diana John of Ruelwall who designed and worked the memorial free for the History Society.

The War Memorial was unveiled by Mrs Eileen Oriel (widow of Mr J.E.J.Mason) after a dedication by Rev'd Bate in February 2004.

Places of worship[edit]

All Crunwere's places of worship are now closed - Zoar Chapel is now a Chapel of Rest, Mountain Chapel has been demolished and made into a garden of remembrance and Crunwere Church (St Elidyrs) has been declared redundant and the last open air service was held there in August 2009.


  1. ^ Pembrokeshire County Council Community review
  2. ^ "GENUKI: Crunwear". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Llanteg History Society". Retrieved 6 March 2016.

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