View of St. Mary's church, Herbrandston
|Herbrandston shown within Pembrokeshire|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MILFORD HAVEN|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
Herbrandston is a large coastal village (and community) on the north side of the River Cleddau, in southern Pembrokeshire, Wales, to the west of Milford Haven and Hakin and east of St Ishmael's. The village has a population of 1,523, 15% of which is Welsh-speaking. Before 1960 and the building of the ESSO oil refinery, the village only had a population of 200; as infrastructure grew, so did the population. The size of the village increased within a matter of years, as housing estates associated with the refinery were built.
St Mary's church in the village contains a worn effigy of what appears to be a 14th-century knight holding a sword. Its tower has two levels; the third level, which contained battlements, was removed between 1740 and 1770. The village green was the site of an annual Hiring Fair, held on 12 August.
- Herbrandston travel guide from Wikivoyage