St Mary's church in Spittal in 2007
|Spittal shown within Pembrokeshire|
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|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
Spittal is a village, parish and community that lies approximately halfway between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, near the village of Wolf's Castle in the county of Pembrokeshire in west Wales. Its name is a corruption of the word 'hospital', which is also the root of such names as Spitalfields, London, Spital, Merseyside, Spital-in-the-Street, Lincolnshire, etc.: the village possessed a hospitium (place of accommodation for pilgrims) belonging to the Cathedral of St David's. No trace of this remains.
The population of the community in 2001 was 501. In 2004 a new primary school was built in the village to educate approximately 150 pupils, some of whom live outside the village itself. Other amenities include a community hall, a village green and a graveyard attached to the local church, St. Mary's. There is a pub in the village called the Pump on the Green. There was formerly a post office in the village, which closed on 8 January 2009.
- Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 448
- Spittal School website
- "Scolton Manor, Spittal". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.