Scleddau

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Scleddau
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Scleddau is located in Pembrokeshire
Scleddau
Scleddau
Scleddau shown within Pembrokeshire
Population1,013 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSM93SW88
• Cardiff84.8 mi (136.5 km)
• London210.6 mi (338.9 km)
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAbergwaun
Postcode districtSA65
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°58′04″N 4°59′36″W / 51.967814°N 4.99326°W / 51.967814; -4.99326Coordinates: 51°58′04″N 4°59′36″W / 51.967814°N 4.99326°W / 51.967814; -4.99326

Scleddau is a village and a community in the county of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and is 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Fishguard on the A40.[2][3] In 2011 the population of Scleddau was 1,013 with 34.2 per cent able to speak Welsh.[4]

The River Cleddau which lends its name to the village flows under the main road. Castell Hendre-Wen and the Round Barrow on Jordanson Hill are both Scheduled prehistoric Monuments dating back to the early Iron Age.[5][6] 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east of Scleddau, and within the community, is the Grade II Listed Church of St Justinian, in the village of Trecwn.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to the coast at Strumble Head with at total population of 1,487.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ Bangor University Placenames Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr); accessed 9 May 2014
  3. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google.
  4. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats; accessed 9 May 2014
  5. ^ Coflein (Cadw) website; accessed 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ Pembrokeshire County Council website; accessed 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 April 2015.

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