Hook, Pembrokeshire

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Hook
Hook - Lane To Underwood - geograph.org.uk - 1416708.jpg
Hook - Lane To Underwood
Hook is located in Pembrokeshire
Hook
Hook
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population838 
OS grid referenceSM979111
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°45′43″N 4°55′44″W / 51.762°N 4.929°W / 51.762; -4.929Coordinates: 51°45′43″N 4°55′44″W / 51.762°N 4.929°W / 51.762; -4.929

Hook is a village and community on the Western Cleddau, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in the ecclesiastical parish of Llangwm.[1]

Name[edit]

The name could be derived from the nearby hook-shaped peninsula.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Hook Woods are shown on a 1578 parish map.[2] An 1833 gazetteer described Hook Quay as a place for loading coal for shipping.[3] Although there is little or no trace of it to be found today, Hook once had a worldwide reputation as a mining village; anthracite was mined and exported across the world. Maps drawn in the 19th century show collieries.[1][4]

Demography[edit]

The population of the community was 656 in 2001. Together with the communities of Freystrop and Llangwm, it makes up the Pembrokeshire ward of Llangwm. It rose to 838 in 2011. [5]

Amenities[edit]

Hook has a school, two places of worship, a social club and a wide range of organisations ranging from short mat bowls to a History Society, and a long-established cricket club with trophy-winning men's, ladies' and junior teams.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GENUKI: Parish map 108". Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Penbrok comitat". British Library.
  3. ^ "LLANGWM - from Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833)". Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  4. ^ "GENUKI: Llangwm". Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=W04000942
  6. ^ "Hook village". Retrieved 7 June 2020.

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