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Scleddau is located in Pembrokeshire
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population1,013 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSM 9441 3419
• Cardiff84.8 mi (136.5 km)
• London210.6 mi (338.9 km)
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAbergwaun
Postcode districtSA65
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
51°58′05″N 4°59′39″W / 51.9681°N 4.9942°W / 51.9681; -4.9942Coordinates: 51°58′05″N 4°59′39″W / 51.9681°N 4.9942°W / 51.9681; -4.9942

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 main A40 road. The Western Cleddau river which lends its name to the village flows under the main road. There are several springs in the village.[2]

In 2011 the population of Scleddau was 1,013 with 34.2 per cent able to speak Welsh.[3]


Castell Hendre-Wen and the round barrow on Jordanston Hill are both prehistoric scheduled monuments dating back to the early Iron Age.[4][5] 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Scleddau, and within the community, is the Grade II* listed Llanstinan parish church, dedicated to St Justinian.[6] Scleddau sits at the tripoint of three ancient parishes: Llanstinan, Manorowen and Fishguard, and was historically within Manorowen parish.[7]

In the 1840s, the village became involved in the disputes known as the Rebecca riots. On 27 June 1843 the tollgate at Scleddau on the turnpike between Haverfordwest and Fishguard was attacked and destroyed by a large number of people.[8]

Listed buildings[edit]

Sion Chapel was built in 1859 and is a Grade II listed building,[9][10] one of 24 listed buildings in the community.[11]


In 2011, Trecwn community was amalgamated with (absorbed into) Scleddau community.[12] An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to the coast at Strumble Head with a total population of 1,487.[13]


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "RCAHMW: Historic Place Names: Scleddau". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  3. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats; accessed 9 May 2014
  4. ^ "Coflein: Castell Hendre and Castell Bytheg". Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Pembrokeshire County Council". Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ Cadw. "Church of St Justinian  (Grade II*) (20818)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  7. ^ "GENUKI Parish maps 30-32". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  8. ^ Evans, Henry Tobit (2010). Rebecca Riots!. David M Gross. p. 70. ISBN 9781451590869.
  9. ^ "Coflein: Sion Baptist Chapel, Scleddau". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  10. ^ Cadw. "Capel Sion  (Grade II) (15194)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  11. ^ "British Listed Buildings: Scleddau". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  12. ^ "The Pembrokeshire (Communities) Order 2011". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 April 2015.

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