View of Steyton pub at crossroads, looking north towards Haverfordwest
Steynton shown within Pembrokeshire
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MILFORD HAVEN|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
|UK Parliament||Preseli Pembrokeshire|
The placename is likely derived from the Old English tun, meaning settlement or manor. Steynton was once a medieval parish and village, with a parish church dedicated to Saint Peter or as it states in the Monasticon, to Saint Kewel erected on its outskirts. This church is an ancient and venerable structure, with a lofty tower, which, from its elevated situation, is seen from every part of the surrounding country side. The church may have had links with Pill priory located roughly two miles south of it. The church tower was used as a musketry position during the English Civil War action at Pill Fort in Milford Haven. Steynton Church is directly in line with St. Katherine's church to the south and Johnston church to the north. The parish was about six miles in length from north to south, and roughly a mile and a half to two miles in breadth from east to west.
Steynton originally lay separate to Milford Haven, being roughly two miles to the north/north-east of Milford, but like other hamlets and villages surrounding Milford Haven such as Hakin, Hubberston etc., it has merged into the town of Milford Haven due to residential expansion, now forming part of the latter. For local government purposes, Steynton forms part of the community of Miford Haven.
As you enter Steynton from the north, east or west, you will approach a large cross-road. The roads from this cross-road lead to Milford Haven to the south, and from it towards Johnston and Haverfordwest in the North and Jordanston and Pembroke/Pembroke Dock and Neyland to the east. Following the road to the west will lead to the small hamlet of Thornton.