Letterston

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Letterston
Welsh: Treletert
Letterston is located in Pembrokeshire
Letterston
Letterston
 Letterston shown within Pembrokeshire
Population 1,245 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SM940297
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Milford Haven
Postcode district SA62 5
Dialling code 01348
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Preseli Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire

Coordinates: 51°55′37″N 4°59′46″W / 51.927°N 4.996°W / 51.927; -4.996

Letterston (Welsh: Treletert) is a rapidly growing village and local government community in the north of the county of Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales between Haverfordwest 10 miles (16 km) south and Fishguard 6 12 miles (10 km) north on the A40 road.

Name[edit]

The village's name is derived from the Flemish settler known as Letard Litelking.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Twelve men of the parish died in World War 1 and six in World War 2; their names are commemorated on the War Memorial at the parish church of St Giles. [2]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south west to Hayscastle. The total ward population taken at the 2011 Census was 2,352.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Letterston War Memorial
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015.