Spittal, Pembrokeshire

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Spittal
Spittal is located in Pembrokeshire
Spittal
Spittal
 Spittal shown within Pembrokeshire
Population over 500
OS grid reference SM976230
Community Spittal
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAVERFORDWEST
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01437 741 ...
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire

Coordinates: 51°52′08″N 4°56′28″W / 51.869°N 4.941°W / 51.869; -4.941

Spittal is a village and community that lies approximately halfway between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, near the village of Wolf's Castle in the county of Pembrokeshire in west Wales. Its name is a corruption of the word Hospital, which is also the root of such names as Spitalfields, London, Spital, Merseyside, Spital-in-the-Street, Lincolnshire, etc.: the village possessed a hospitium (place of accommodation for pilgrims) belonging to the Cathedral of St David's.[1] No trace of this remains.

The population of the community in 2001 was 501. In 2004 a brand new primary school was built in the village to educate approximately 150 pupils, some of whom live outside the village itself.[2] Other amenities include a community hall, a village green and a graveyard attached to the local church, St. Mary's. There is a pub in the village called the Pump on the Green. There was formerly a post office in the village, which closed on 8 January 2009.

Scolton Manor is a former Victorian country house converted into a museum of Pembrokeshire life. It is a grade II* building.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 448
  2. ^ Spittal School website
  3. ^ "Scolton Manor, Spittal". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.