Merlin's Bridge

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Merlin's Bridge
Merlin's Bridge is located in Pembrokeshire
Merlin's Bridge
Merlin's Bridge
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population2,202 
OS grid referenceSM946143
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHAVERFORDWEST
Postcode districtSA61
Dialling code01437
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°47′25″N 4°58′44″W / 51.7903°N 4.9789°W / 51.7903; -4.9789Coordinates: 51°47′25″N 4°58′44″W / 51.7903°N 4.9789°W / 51.7903; -4.9789
The community centre between Dew Street and Barn Street (Barn Court is in the background) on the site of the previous Pembrokeshire College (2008) [1]

Merlin's Bridge (Welsh: Bont Myrddin) is a village and a community south of, and contiguous with, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, on the A4076 to Milford Haven.

Merlin's Bridge has its own elected community council which meets monthly,[2] and is an electoral ward to Pembrokeshire County Council, electing one county councillor. The community had a population of 2,202 in the 2011 census. [3]

The village has a community centre, a post office and a creamery.[4]

Haroldstone Chapel, Merlins Bridge

Worship[edit]

The English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Emmanuel Christian Centre, and St Mark's Chapel, the three places of worship in Merlin's Bridge, are all buildings noted by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (Coflein).[5]

Sport[edit]

The village's football team won The Senior Cup and League double in 2002. There is a boxing club.[6]

War memorial[edit]

The marble War Memorial, sculpted by Edwards and Lewis of Haverfordwest, is at the end of Magdalen Street and can be viewed from Dredgman Hill.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pembrokeshire College". The Independent. 9 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Merlins Bridge Community Council". Pembrokeshire Town & Community Councils. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=W04000450
  4. ^ "Haverfordwest Creamery". Pembrokeshire Business. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Coflein: listed buildings". Retrieved 6 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "boxingclubs.com". Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  7. ^ West Wales War Memorial Project website; Archived 2014-12-06 at the Wayback Machine accessed 18 May 2014

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