Llanstadwell

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Llanstadwell
Llanstadwell, Milford Haven - geograph.org.uk - 532372.jpg
Llanstadwell, Milford Haven
Llanstadwell is located in Pembrokeshire
Llanstadwell
Llanstadwell
Llanstadwell shown within Pembrokeshire
Population905 
OS grid referenceSM949049
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSA73
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°43′N 4°58′W / 51.71°N 4.97°W / 51.71; -4.97Coordinates: 51°43′N 4°58′W / 51.71°N 4.97°W / 51.71; -4.97

Llanstadwell is a small village, parish and community in south Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the north bank of the River Cleddau between Milford Haven and Neyland.

The community of Llanstadwell includes the settlements of Hazelbeach, Mascle Bridge (or Mastlebridge), Jordanston, Waterston and Little Honeyborough.

The population as of the 2011 UK Census was 905.

Name[edit]

The name derives from the dedication of the parish and church to St Tudwal, a 6th-century Breton monk.

History[edit]

Llanstadwell was in the cantref of Rhos, in the 16th century becoming the Hundred of Roose, but there are some ancient British sites within the present-day parish.[1]

The administrative parish of Llanstadwell originally included Neyland which, at the start of the 20th century had grown enough to have its own council. The ecclesiastical parish of Llanstadwell still includes Neyland, whose St Clement's Church is a daughter church to Llanstadwell.[2]

Worship[edit]

The parish of Llanstadwell extends from the shore of the Cleddau as far north as Rosemarket and is largely rural with a few scattered hamlets.[3] The parish church is dedicated to St Tudwal, and the area includes other places of worship at Little Honeyborough, Neyland (four chapels and a Roman Catholic church) and Waterston.[1]

St Tudwal's is believed to date from the 12th century, and the bells from 1684, but much of the present church is mid-19th century.

Music Festival[edit]

St Tudwal's Church established a music festival in 2013.[4][5]

Governance[edit]

The community has a community council and is part of the Neyland West Electoral ward of Pembrokeshire County Council. The community includes the settlements of Hazelbeach, Mascle Bridge (or Mastlebridge), Jordanston, Waterston and Little Honeyborough.[6]

Further reading[edit]

  • Hughes, B.H.J. Jottings on the History of South Pembrokeshire: Llanstadwell Parish, pre 1900. ISBN 1 898687 03 X (online)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GENUKI: Llanstadwell". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Neyland: History of Neyland Town Council". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ "GENUKI: Parish map (105)". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Neyland Town Council: Music at Llanstadwell". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Music at Llanstadwell". Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Llanstadwell Community Council". Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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