Hill Mountain

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Hill Mountain
Hill Mountain is located in Pembrokeshire
Hill Mountain
Hill Mountain
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSM970076
Community
  • Burton
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
  • Preseli Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly
  • Preseli Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°44′N 4°56′W / 51.73°N 4.94°W / 51.73; -4.94Coordinates: 51°44′N 4°56′W / 51.73°N 4.94°W / 51.73; -4.94

Hill Mountain (or Herson/Hearson Mountain) is a village in the community and parish (Church in Wales) of Burton, south Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Description[edit]

The pump at Hill Mountain

The village is a scattered settlement of largely modern properties strung out along several minor roads in the triangle between Sardis, Llangwm and Houghton. Most of the land around the village is enclosed farmland.[1] The village has a cricket field and pavilion (listed as Houghton) where Burton Cricket Club play.[2]

History[edit]

While Hill Mountain existed as a settlement in the 19th century, there were fewer than ten properties. A pub, The Star, is marked on an early 20th century map[3] but no longer exists.

Hearson Camp[edit]

To the south of Hill Mountain Hearson Camp was established in 1914 for 1st Battalion, the Welsh Regiment’s training.[4] The area was later returned to farmland. A scoping study of the site was carried out in 2014 by Dyfed Archaeological Trust to determine whether there was a case for archaeological study of this and other wartime sites in the county. The paper includes a contemporary War Office map of the village and sketch of the camp.[3]

Worship[edit]

Hill Mountain is in the parish (Church in Wales) of Burton.[5]

The chapel in the village is Wesleyan Methodist, established in 1815.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google: maps and Street View
  2. ^ "Burton Cricket Club". Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Dyfed Archaeological Trust" (PDF). Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Great War Forum: Hearson Camp". Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  5. ^ "GENUKI: Parish map". Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  6. ^ "GENUKI: Burton". Retrieved 28 April 2015.

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