Crundale, Pembrokeshire

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Crundale
Crundale chapel - geograph.org.uk - 646604.jpg
Crundale United Reformed Church
Crundale is located in Pembrokeshire
Crundale
Crundale
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population850 
OS grid referenceSM9718
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHaverfordwest
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°49′30″N 4°56′42″W / 51.825°N 4.945°W / 51.825; -4.945Coordinates: 51°49′30″N 4°56′42″W / 51.825°N 4.945°W / 51.825; -4.945

Crundale is a village near Haverfordwest in south Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. It is the principal residential area of Rudbaxton community.

Location[edit]

Crundale lies on the rural B4329 road 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Haverfordwest and to the southeast of Withybush Airport.

Description[edit]

The village is in the community of Rudbaxton, and is the main residential area in the community with some 450 houses and growing. The population of the community is about 850, and the village has a post office, community hall and football pitch.[1]

History[edit]

Crundale House, dating from 1756 and from which the village may have taken its name, is now a guest house.[citation needed]

Crundale had a pub, the Boot & Shoe Inn, now closed and converted into residential properties.[2][3]

Religion[edit]

Crundale United Reformed Church dates back to 1837.[4][5]

Industry[edit]

In November 2013 Fenton Home Farm was granted approval to build a solar farm.[6] The project, a joint British-German venture, took eight weeks to complete and began generating power on 12 September 2014. With a projected 37.8MW output of photovoltaic power, its operators believe it to be one of the largest in the UK.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pembrokeshire County Council: Town and Community Councils: Rudbaxton". Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Pembrokeshire County Council: Boot & Shoe, Crundale". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. ^ "WhatPub: Boot & Shoe, Crundale". Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ "The Landsker Pastorate: Crundale United Reformed Church". Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  5. ^ Rees, T. and Thomas, J. (1871). History of the Welsh Independent Churches (English abstract). p. 137. Retrieved 5 April 2015.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ "New solar farm gets go-ahead". Pembrokeshire Herald. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  7. ^ "UK´s largest solar PV farm at Crundale (37.8 MW) connects to the grid". Retrieved 5 April 2015.