St Rhian's church.
Llanrhian shown within Pembrokeshire
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||SA62 5|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
|UK Parliament||Preseli Pembrokeshire|
|Welsh Assembly||Preseli Pembrokeshire|
Llanrhian is a small village and community in Pembrokeshire in west Wales, near the coast, south of Porthgain village. The community of Llanrhian includes the settlements of Llanhowell (Welsh: Llanhywel), Croesgoch, Portheiddy, and Porthgain.
The village is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Originally part of the Cantref of Pebediog (later Dewisland Hundred) granted in perpetuity to the Bishops of St Davids in 1082, the manors of Llanrhian, Castle Morris and Priskilly were, prior to 1175, granted to Maurice Fitzgerald by his brother, David Fitzgerald, second Norman approved Bishop of St Davids.
The manors remained with Fitzgerald's descendants, by then settled in Ireland, until 1302 when Sir John Wogan, Chancellor of St Davids and Lord Justiciar of Ireland bought out the remaining Fitzgerald interests in all three manors.
Castle Morris and Priskilly were returned to the bishopric but Llanrhian appears to have remained in the Wogan family until the 17th century when it passed by marriage into the Le Hunte family of Artramont. The Le Hunte's then in turn retained Llanrhian manor until the 1880s when it was sold to Henry Prosser, ancestor of the present owner.
According to the 2011 census the village had a population of 892.
The village has an old school and farm cottage, built in 1769.
Llanrhian's stone watermill, Melin Llanrhian, is now a holiday cottage. The old machinery used in the mill still remains.
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