Llanwnda, Pembrokeshire

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Llanwnda
Llanwnda is located in Pembrokeshire
Llanwnda
Llanwnda
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSM932395
Community
  • Pencaer
Principal area
Ceremonial county
  • Dyfed
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOODWICK
Dialling code01348
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
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 parish[1] 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.

History[edit]

1620 Welsh Bible

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 in 1797. A tattered Welsh Bible of 1620, in Llanwnda church, is said to have been rescued from the hands of the French invaders.[2]

On the north side of Garnwnda is a prominent cromlech excavated by John Fenton in 1847.[3]

Parish church[edit]

The church of St Gwyndaf is a Grade II* listed building [4]

In popular culture[edit]

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GENUKI: Llanwnda". Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ Becky Hotchin (2 January 2018). "Last invasion Llanwnda Bible to go on display". Western Telegraph. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ Archaeologia Cambrensis (No XII – Oct 1848 ed.). Cambrian Archaeological Association. 1847. p. 283. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Church of St.gwyndaf,llanwnda, Pencaer". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 30 December 2013.


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