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
Begelly shown within Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference SN1107
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Pembrokeshire
51°44′N 4°44′W / 51.73°N 4.73°W / 51.73; -4.73Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°44′W / 51.73°N 4.73°W / 51.73; -4.73


Begelly (Welsh: Begeli) is a village and parish in south Pembrokeshire, Wales, 7 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% Welsh speakers.

Name[edit]

The placename appears to be Welsh, meaning "Bugail's territory".[1]

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. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 472

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