Hodgeston

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Hodgeston
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Hodgeston parish church
Hodgeston is located in Pembrokeshire
Hodgeston
Hodgeston
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSS029993
Community
  • Lamphey
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPembroke
Postcode districtSA71
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°39′27″N 4°51′00″W / 51.6575°N 4.85°W / 51.6575; -4.85Coordinates: 51°39′27″N 4°51′00″W / 51.6575°N 4.85°W / 51.6575; -4.85

Hodgeston is a small village and parish a mile southeast of Lamphey, south Pembrokeshire, Wales, and is in the community of Lamphey. It is on the A4139 Pembroke Dock to Tenby road. Other surrounding villages are Freshwater East, Jameston and Manorbier Newton.

History[edit]

The name Hodgeston is a modern derivation of "Hogges Manor" or similar origin. The name was recorded in 1291 as Villa Hogges.[1]

Hodgeston parish, 709 acres (287 ha),[2] was in the Hundred of Castlemartin from the 14th century. In 1833 the population of the parish was 72.[3]

Hodgeston Hall, dating from about 1800, may have originally served as a rectory, but subsequently became a farmhouse. It is a Grade II listed building.[4]

Parish registers, 1755-1995, are held by Pembrokeshire County Council.[5]

Transport[edit]

The Pembroke and Tenby railway, opened in 1863, passes through the north of the parish.[6] The nearest railway station is at Lamphey.

The A4139 road from Pembroke Dock to Tenby runs through the village.

Church[edit]

The parish church, parts of which date from the 13th century, has no recorded dedication and is under the care of Friends of Friendless Churches, who acquired a 999-year lease in 2000.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A. D. (2011). A Dictionary of British Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199609086. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "A Vision of Britain through Time: Hodgeston". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ "GENUKI: Hodgeston". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. ^ "British Listed Buildings: Hodgeston Hall". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Pembrokeshire County Council Records". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  6. ^ "GENUKI: Parish map (143)". Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Friends of Friendless Churches: Hodgeston". Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2015.