Brawdy

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Brawdy
Brawdy Farm.jpg
Brawdy Farm
Brawdy is located in Pembrokeshire
Brawdy
Brawdy
 Brawdy shown within Pembrokeshire
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Country Wales
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Pembrokeshire

Coordinates: 51°52′25″N 5°06′47″W / 51.873611°N 5.113056°W / 51.873611; -5.113056

Brawdy (Welsh: Breudeth) is a village and parish and community in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales.

Location[edit]

Brawdy is situated at the northeast corner of St Brides Bay. The southern half of the parish is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The parish has 4 km of coastline accessible throughout by the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

The Welsh language name appears to be an archaic form of "Bridget" and the parish may originally have been Llanfreudeth. The English name is a corruption of the Welsh.[1]

St David's church

The parish includes the villages of Penycwm 51°52′3″N 5°7′31″W / 51.86750°N 5.12528°W / 51.86750; -5.12528 and Newgale (Welsh: Niwgwl) 51°51′29″N 5°7′35″W / 51.85806°N 5.12639°W / 51.85806; -5.12639, and the hamlets of Eweston (Welsh: Treŵen) 51°52′20″N 5°5′33″W / 51.87222°N 5.09250°W / 51.87222; -5.09250, Tancredston (Welsh: Trebwrnallt) 51°53′38″N 5°4′47″W / 51.89389°N 5.07972°W / 51.89389; -5.07972 and Trefgarn Owen 51°53′14″N 5°5′55″W / 51.88722°N 5.09861°W / 51.88722; -5.09861. The parish church of St David is a Grade II* listed building. [2]

Together with the parishes of Llandeloy and Llanreithan, it constitutes the community of Brawdy, which had a census population of 611 in 2001. With the community of Solva, it makes up the Pembrokeshire ward of Solva.

The parish had an area of 2240 Hectares. Its census populations were: 572 (1801): 753 (1851): 467 (1901): 425 (1951): 798 (1981, of which around 400 were military). The percentage of Welsh speakers was 88% (1891): 72% (1931): 36% (1971). The Pembrokeshire language frontier corresponds roughly with the southern boundary of the parish, and it has historically been more Welsh-speaking (excluding military personnel from the Royal Signals Regiment who are based in the former RN and RAF Station). This is less so today with only 36% Welsh speakers.

During the second half of the 20th century, it was home to a large Fleet Air Arm and later an RAF Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 198
  2. ^ "Church of Saint David,, Brawdy". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brawdy at Wikimedia Commons