St Mary's church in Spittal in 2007
|OS grid reference||SM976230|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01437 741 ...|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
The village's 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 parish was in the Hundred of Dungleddy, and in the early 19th century had a population of 452, including a number of smaller settlements. There are the remains of several ancient encampments in the parish.
The population of the community in 2001 was 501. There was formerly a post office in the village, which closed on 8 January 2009.
In 2004 a new primary school was built in the village to educate approximately 150 pupils from the village and surrounding area. Other amenities include a community hall, a village green and a pub, the Pump on the Green.
- Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 448
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- "GENUKI Parish Map 53: Spittal". Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- Spittal School website
- Cadw. "Church of St Mary (Grade II) (25066)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
- "Scolton Manor, Spittal". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- Cadw. "Scolton Manor (Grade II*) (11984)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 18 July 2019.