Cold Blow

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Cold Blow
Cold Blow - geograph.org.uk - 1001703.jpg
The B4315 in the village centre
Cold Blow is located in Pembrokeshire
Cold Blow
Cold Blow
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSN123128
Community
  • Templeton
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNarberth
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°46′59″N 4°43′23″W / 51.783°N 4.723°W / 51.783; -4.723Coordinates: 51°46′59″N 4°43′23″W / 51.783°N 4.723°W / 51.783; -4.723

Cold Blow (or Coldblow) is a hamlet about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of Narberth in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. It lies on the B4315 Princes Gate to Templeton road and is in the community of Templeton.

Description[edit]

The hamlet lies on the B4315 road between Princes Gate and Templeton in rural south Pembrokeshire near a junction with the B4314, an early route (now a minor road) to Narberth. There is a mixture of new and old houses and a caravan site.[citation needed][1][2]

History[edit]

From 1787 Cold Blow would have been known to travellers on the Ireland mail coach from London and Bristol which passed through the hamlet on the way to Milford Haven.[3]

The road through Cold Blow (then referred to as Coldblowgate) was a turnpike when Richard Fenton mentioned it in 1811.[4] In 1822 it was listed as a notable crossroads[5] and an early 19th-century milestone near Cold Blow carrying painted cast-iron plates has been Grade II listed by Cadw.[6][7]

Leigh’s Guide to Wales in 1835 describes Cold Blow:

Consists of only a few houses. It is said to derive its name from the coldness of the wind usually felt there.

The local inn was the Windsor Castle.[8] The hamlet, but not the inn, is mentioned in an 1840 travel guide.[9]

While Cold Blow is now in the local government community and parish of Templeton; it was in the parish of Narberth (South) until 1863.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://checkmypostcode.uk/sa678rr#.XR8f8nJYZhE
  2. ^ https://checkmypostcode.uk/sa678rw#.XR8nw3JYZhE
  3. ^ Ayres, G. (2011). History of the Mail Routes to Ireland Until 1850. Lulu. p. 67. ISBN 9781446605042. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ Fenton, R. (1811). A historical tour through Pembrokeshire. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme. p. 474. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ Paterson, D. (1822). A new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in Great Britain. Oxford University. p. 109-113. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  7. ^ Cadw. "Milestone on Lane leading off A478 to Cold Blow  (Grade II) (6527)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  8. ^ Leigh's Guide to Wales & Monmouthshire. Leigh & Son (digitized by Harvard University). 1835. p. 119. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ Nicholson, G. (1840). The Cambrian traveller's guide (3 ed.). Oxford University. p. 142. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  10. ^ "GENUKI: Narberth". Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Templeton Heritage Group". Retrieved 6 April 2015.