Llangwm, Pembrokeshire

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Llangwm
Llangwm from Black Tar - geograph.org.uk - 905046.jpg
Llangwm is located in Pembrokeshire
Llangwm
Llangwm
 Llangwm shown within Pembrokeshire
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Preseli Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire

Coordinates: 51°44′49″N 4°54′43″W / 51.747°N 4.912°W / 51.747; -4.912

Llangwm (/ˈlæŋɡəm/; Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɬangʊm]) is a small village, parish and community of around 450 properties situated on the Llangwm Pill off the River Cleddau estuary near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. It has a history of mining and fishing and is in the largely English-speaking south of the county.

History[edit]

It was famous in the past for its shellfish, and at Hook, in the north of the parish, anthracite used to be mined and shipped. Located in the hundred of Roose, at the heart of Little England beyond Wales, it has been largely English-speaking since the 12th century.

Amenities[edit]

The village has a parish church, two nonconformist chapels, a primary school, pharmacy, public house (The Cottage Inn) and shop.

Popular for visitors throughout the year, with extensive use of the river estuary and local walks, the village holds a festival in the last week of June and the first week of July.

Sport[edit]

Llangwm Rowing Club uses Celtic Longboats at sea. Llangwm Rugby Club and cricket club are both active and consistently highly placed in their respective Pembrokeshire Leagues.[1]

Culture[edit]

In 2014, residents of the village performed a musical piece to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War One. Entitled "WW1 - A Village Opera", the work, written by Pembrokeshire author and poet Peter George, with music by Llangwm resident Sue Howley, wove the stories of villagers affected by the war into the greater political narrative of the buildup to war.[2]

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