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Llanharian church.jpg
St Rhian's church.
Llanrhian is located in Pembrokeshire
 Llanrhian shown within Pembrokeshire
Population 892 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SM8131
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Haverfordwest
Postcode district SA62 5
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Preseli Pembrokeshire
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Coordinates: 51°56′17″N 5°10′22″W / 51.93813°N 5.1728°W / 51.93813; -5.1728

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.

Old manor cottage

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.[1]

Notable buildings[edit]

Former school

Llanrhian's church is dedicated to St Rhian and is a grade II* listed building.[2]

The village has an old school and farm cottage, built in 1769.

A farm named Barry Island farm and the hamlet of Ynys Barri lies just to the northwest of the village which are not to be confused with Barry Island in southeast Wales in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Llanrhian's stone watermill, Melin Llanrhian, is now a holiday cottage. The old machinery used in the mill still remains.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to Mathry with a total population of 1,464.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Community Population 2011". Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Rhian, Llanrhian". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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