Burton, Pembrokeshire

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Burton
St Marys Church, Burton (geograph 3466995).jpg
St Mary's Church
Burton is located in Pembrokeshire
Burton
Burton
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population1,213 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSM984056
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHaverfordwest
Postcode districtSA62
Dialling code01639
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°42′41″N 4°55′08″W / 51.7114°N 4.9190°W / 51.7114; -4.9190Coordinates: 51°42′41″N 4°55′08″W / 51.7114°N 4.9190°W / 51.7114; -4.9190

Burton is a small village, parish and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales, set on a hill overlooking the River Cleddau with views of the estuary to the south, east and west. The community includes the village of Hill Mountain.[2]

History[edit]

In 1844, the population of the parish was 846[3] and included several scattered settlements to the north.[4]

Worship[edit]

The parish church of St Mary's is a grade II* listed building.[5][6]

There are two places of worship: one for Baptists, and one for Wesleyan Methodists.[3]

Castle[edit]

Benton Castle is a Grade II* listed building.[7] It was originally a 13th-century fortification, later falling into ruin, and subsequently stabilised and converted to a dwelling in the 20th century.[8]

Local Government[edit]

The village has an elected community council and gives its name to an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire County Council. The electoral ward of Burton covers the community of Rosemarket. Since reorganisation in 1995 the ward has mainly been held by Independent councillors, although it was briefly held by the Conservatives after the 1999 election. The total population of the above ward at the 2011 census was 1826[9]

Amenities[edit]

  • The Beggars Reach hotel and restaurant
  • The Jolly Sailor waterfront pub on the river

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hill Mountain Built-up area (W37000190)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "GENUKI: Burton". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "GENUKI: Burton Parish Map (No. 107)". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  5. ^ Cadw. "Church of Saint Mary  (Grade II*) (11987)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Church of Saint Mary, Burton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Benton Castle, Burton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  8. ^ Cadw. "Benton Castle, Burton  (Grade II*) (11981)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 April 2015.

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