St Nicholas's Church, New Moat
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Clarbeston Road|
|Postcode district||SA63 4|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
New Moat community includes the villages of New Moat, Bletherston, Llys y Fran, Henry's Moat and Penffordd, with a combined population recorded in the 2001 census of 426, increasing to 434 at the 2011 Census.
Historically in the hundred of Dungleddy, the village takes its name from an ancient Motte and Bailey defence of which only the artificially built mound now survives. The Black Book of St Davids 1326 records state that the Lord of New Moat paid one penny a year to the Bishops of St Davids at Castle Morris.
New Moat was once the seat of the Scourfield family, who are reported to have resided at the area since the reign of Edward I. The Scourfields provided the area of Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest with several sheriffs and mayors, as well as Members of Parliament, including William Henry Scourfield and Sir John Scourfield. The family resided at Mote and Robertson Hall until the 19th century when the family moved to Robeston Hall in the parish of Robeston West. Mote and Robertson Hall became ruinous and has since been demolished.
- "Community populastion 2011". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 607. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
- "New Moat [Y Mot]". genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "The Scourfields of the Moat". The Cambrian Journal. 1862. pp. 271–276. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "Parish Church of Saint Nicholas, New Moat". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- Cadw. "Parish Church of Saint Nicholas (Grade II*) (6086)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 19 July 2019.