Parish church of St Mary
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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 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..
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).