Spittal, Pembrokeshire

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Spittal
St Mary's church, Spittal - geograph.org.uk - 308991.jpg
St Mary's church in Spittal in 2007
Spittal is located in Pembrokeshire
Spittal
Spittal
Spittal shown within Pembrokeshire
Population over 500
OS grid reference SM976230
Community
  • Spittal
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAVERFORDWEST
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01437 741 ...
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
PembrokeshireCoordinates: 51°52′08″N 4°56′28″W / 51.869°N 4.941°W / 51.869; -4.941

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

Scolton Manor is a former Victorian country house converted into a museum of Pembrokeshire life. It is a grade II* building.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 448
  2. ^ Spittal School website
  3. ^ "Scolton Manor, Spittal". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

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