Begelly

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Begelly
St. Mary's, the parish church of Begelly - geograph.org.uk - 892056.jpg
Parish church of St Mary
Begelly is located in Pembrokeshire
Begelly
Begelly
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSN118073
Community
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°44′00″N 4°43′36″W / 51.7333°N 4.7266°W / 51.7333; -4.7266Coordinates: 51°44′00″N 4°43′36″W / 51.7333°N 4.7266°W / 51.7333; -4.7266

Begelly (Welsh: Begeli) is a village and parish in south Pembrokeshire, Wales, 4.3 miles (6.9 km) north of Tenby. The parish includes the hamlet of Thomas Chapel 51°44′36″N 4°44′42″W / 51.74333°N 4.74500°W / 51.74333; -4.74500 and has a web of small settlements associated with the 19th century anthracite mining industry. The parish, together with the parish of Reynalton and part (Kilgetty) of St. Issells, constitutes the community and ward of Kilgetty/Begelly, which had a population of 2,011 in 2001, with 11 per cent Welsh speakers, and 2,262 at the 2011 Census.[1].

Name[edit]

The placename appears to be Welsh, meaning "Bugail's territory".[2]

History[edit]

Part of Little England beyond Wales, it has been essentially English-speaking for 900 years. The parish had an area of 1021 ha (3.94 mi²). Its census populations were: 354 (1801): 779 (1851): 445 (1901): 346 (1951): 500 (1981).

The percentage of Welsh speakers was 3.5 (1891): 5.0 (1931): 4.5 (1971).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward/community population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  2. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 472

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