Letterston

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Letterston
Letterston is located in Pembrokeshire
Letterston
Letterston
Letterston shown within Pembrokeshire
Population1,245 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSM940297
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHaverfordwest
Postcode districtSA62 5
Dialling code01348
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°55′37″N 4°59′46″W / 51.927°N 4.996°W / 51.927; -4.996Coordinates: 51°55′37″N 4°59′46″W / 51.927°N 4.996°W / 51.927; -4.996

Letterston (Welsh: Treletert) is a rapidly-growing village, parish and local government community in North Pembrokeshire, Wales. Situated on the A40, Haverfordwest is 10 miles (16 km) to the south and Fishguard is 7 miles (11 km) to the north.

The name is derived from the medieval owners of the parish, the Lettard family.[2]

History[edit]

Twelve men of the parish died in World War 1 and six in World War 2; their names are commemorated on the War Memorial at the parish church of St Giles. [3]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south west to Hayscastle. The total ward population taken at the 2011 Census was 2,352.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Letterston's population was 1,245, according to the 2011 census;[5] a 24.75% increase since the 998 people noted in 2001.[6]

The 2011 census showed 42.1% of the population could speak Welsh, a fall from 47.2% in 2001.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  2. ^ "GENUKI: Letterston". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ Letterston War Memorial
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Area: Letterston (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Area: Letterston (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  7. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.[permanent dead link]

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