Llanwnda, Pembrokeshire

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Llanwnda
Llanwnda is located in Pembrokeshire
Llanwnda
Llanwnda
Llanwnda shown within Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference SM932395
Community
  • Pencaer
Principal area
Ceremonial county
  • Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOODWICK
Dialling code 01348
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
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Pembrokeshire
52°00′48″N 5°00′53″W / 52.0134°N 5.0147°W / 52.0134; -5.0147Coordinates: 52°00′48″N 5°00′53″W / 52.0134°N 5.0147°W / 52.0134; -5.0147

Llanwnda is a rural village and historical parish to the north of the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire and part of the community of Pencaer. It lies some two miles northwest of the port of Fishguard and is inside the boundaries of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

To the north of the village is the rocky outcrop of Garnwnda, which was the site of a French soldiers' camp during the Battle of Fishguard. On the north side of Garnwnda is a prominent cromlech excavated by John Fenton in 1847.[1]

The church of St Gwyndaf is a Grade II* listed building [2]

Trehilyn farmhouse

The community came to a degree of national prominence in the summer of 2007 following the purchase of a semi-derelict farmhouse (Trehilyn) by the broadcaster Griff Rhys Jones and the ensuing BBC television documentary, A Pembrokeshire Farmhouse, which recorded its restoration.

This tattered Welsh Bible of 1620, in Llanwnda church, is said to have been rescued from the hands of French invaders in 1797.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archaeologia Cambrensis (No XII - Oct 1848 ed.). Cambrian Archaeological Association. 1847. p. 283. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Church of St.gwyndaf,llanwnda, Pencaer". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 


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