Martletwy

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Martletwy
Martletwy Church - geograph.org.uk - 48033.jpg
Parish church of St Marcellus
Martletwy is located in Pembrokeshire
Martletwy
Martletwy
Martletwy shown within Pembrokeshire
Population 570 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SN034106
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Narberth
Postcode district SA67 8
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°46′N 4°51′W / 51.76°N 4.85°W / 51.76; -4.85Coordinates: 51°46′N 4°51′W / 51.76°N 4.85°W / 51.76; -4.85

Martletwy is a village, parish and community in the county of Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Description[edit]

Martletwy lies in south of the county, the nearest town is Narberth some 7 miles distant to its north and east. It lies mainly to the west of the A4075 road, which links Carew in the south with the Canaston Bridge junction at the A40 road, although part of the Cross Hands area bridges the main road. To the west and south, the area's boundary is the Eastern Cleddau, to the southeast the River Cresswell forms its boundary.[2]

History[edit]

According to Lewis,[3] the population of the parish in 1833 was 725. He described the area as good arable and pasture land, which was enclosed, and considerable supplies of coal and culm on the estate of Sir John Owen, which was shipped from a specially-constructed quay at Landshipping on the Eastern Cleddau.

Historic building[edit]

Blackpool Mill is a Grade II-listed disused mill dating to 1813 which is intact and contains working machinery. It was operational until the Second World War and in 2017 plans for its development as a heritage attraction were being considered.[4]

Martletwy parish[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St Marcellus and is in the diocese of St David's. There are Baptist, Methodist and Independent chapels.[3]

Martletwy Community[edit]

Martletwy consists of the following parishes: Martletwy, Coedcanlas, Minwear, Newton North and Lawrenny.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches beyond the confines of Martletwy community and had a total population at the 2011 Census of 1,970.[5]

Notable places[edit]

The village is best known for being home to the Oakwood theme park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Local Action Plan Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b "GENUKI: Martletwy". Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Blackpool Mill 'theme park' railway proposals deferred". BBC News. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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