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Hubberston Church.jpg
St David's Church, Hubberston
Hubberston is located in Pembrokeshire
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSM899061
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSA73
Dialling code01646
FireMid and West Wales
List of places
51°42′55″N 5°03′20″W / 51.715284°N 5.055685°W / 51.715284; -5.055685Coordinates: 51°42′55″N 5°03′20″W / 51.715284°N 5.055685°W / 51.715284; -5.055685

Hubberston is a coastal village[1] in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It belongs to the parish of Hubberston in the historical hundred of Roose. It is located directly to the west of the larger town of Milford Haven, and is a district of the community of Milford Haven. It is adjacent to the village of Hakin. It had a population of 2,390 inhabitants in 2001.[2] It is mainly residential in nature.


There is no evidence for the assertion that the village of Hubberston is named after the ninth-century Viking Ubba, and that he overwintered in nearby Milford Haven.[3] The name itself does not have Scandinavian roots;[4][5] it was first recorded in the thirteenth century as Hobertiston and Villa Huberti, meaning "Hubert's Farm" and "Hubert's manor" respectively,[4] and has only been known as Huberston since the late fifteenth century.[6] The earliest forms of the place name reveal that the town's eponym bore a Norman-French personal name.[7]


The village was built around the 15th century church, St David's, a Grade I listed building.[8] By 1800, a mail coach was operating between London and Hubberston, arriving in the evening and returning the following day.[9] Fort Hubberstone is a large battery located in the village. The fort was abandoned after World War I, but during World War II was in use once again as an air raid shelter and army camp for American military personnel.[10]


Hubberston is separated from Milford Haven by Hubberston Pill, a once tidal estuary. Access is via Victoria Bridge, which is reached via the A4076 through Milford Haven. A circular bus service operates, providing access to Milford Haven.[11] The village is served by Milford Haven railway station.


  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 556. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ KS01 Usual Resident Population: Census 2001 'Key Statistics for Urban Areas', Office For National Statistics
  3. ^ Hrdina, Y (2011). Die Wikinger in Wales (Mag. thesis). Universität Wien. p. 108.
  4. ^ a b Mills, AD (2003). A Dictionary of British Place-names (EPUB). Oxford Paperback Reference. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-852758-6.
  5. ^ Loyn, H (1976). The Vikings in Wales (PDF). London: Viking Society for Northern Research. p. 9.
  6. ^ Charles, BG (1934). Old Norse Relations With Wales. Cardiff: The University of Wales Press Board. pp. 8–9. Accessed via Google Books.
  7. ^ James, H (2007). "The Geography of the Cult of St David: A Study of Dedication Patterns in the Medieval Diocese". In Evans, JW; Wooding, JM (eds.). St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation. Studies in Celtic History. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-84383-322-2. Accessed via Google Books.
  8. ^ Cadw. "Church of St David (Grade I) (12925)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  9. ^ Rees, Thomas, The Beauties of England and Wales, or, Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each county, Vernor & Hood, 1803 ASIN: B0018X3YSI
  10. ^ Experience Pembrokeshire - Hubberstone Fort Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine "Experience Pembrokeshire Website", accessed 14.11.09
  11. ^ Bus Routes - South West Pembrokeshire Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Pembrokeshire County Council Website

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