Kilgetty

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Kilgetty
Kilgetty is located in Pembrokeshire
Kilgetty
Kilgetty
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population2,262 
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKILGETTY
Postcode districtSA68
Dialling code01834
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°43′55″N 4°43′05″W / 51.73205°N 4.718113°W / 51.73205; -4.718113Coordinates: 51°43′55″N 4°43′05″W / 51.73205°N 4.718113°W / 51.73205; -4.718113

Kilgetty (Welsh: Cilgeti; About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a village immediately north of Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire, Wales, at the junction of the A477 between St. Clears and Pembroke Dock and the A478 between Tenby and Cardigan.[1]

Community[edit]

The villages of Killgetty, Reynalton and Begelly make up the community of Killgetty/Begelly. At the 2011 Census, the population of the community was 2,011 ,[1] increasing to 2,262 at the 2011 Census.[2]

History[edit]

Kilgetty, in Narberth Hundred and the parish of St Issel's, was the name of an ancient mansion owned by the Picton family and was already decaying in the 19th century, according to Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales published in 1833.[3]

Coal mining[edit]

The last Pembrokeshire coal mine, at Kilgetty, closed in 1950.[4] The mine ran under the Eastern Cleddau and in 1844, 40 people drowned when water from the river inundated the mine. A plaque commemorating the event is at the site. The mine had been opened in 1788 but extended under the river in 1800.[5]

Amenities[edit]

The village has local shopping facilities with a supermarket, newsagents, chemists, car and bicycle shop, carpet and bed shop, fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway and Indian restaurant and takeaway.

The pub, which was called the Railway Inn, is now known as the White Horse. There is also a RAOB social club and a local sports club that has a cricket ground.

A Tang Soo Do Karate club who train at the Community centre every Monday from 6pm to 7pm; all ages and abilities are welcome.

There is a local scout group known as 1st Kilgetty. They have Scouts (ages 10.5-14 yrs), Cubs (ages 8-10.5yrs) and Beavers (ages 6-8 yrs).

St Mary's Mission Church in the village[6] closed for worship in the 1990s and is now a private residence.[citation needed]

Kilgetty

Kilgetty railway station is a request stop on the West Wales Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 437. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ "Ward/community population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. ^ S. Lewis (1833). Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Pembrokeshire Virtual Museum - Coal Mining". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ Aled Scourfield (14 February 2019). "New plaque for Pembrokeshire's 'forgotten' pit disaster". BBC News. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Coflein: St Mary's Mission Church, Kilgetty". Retrieved 6 September 2018.

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