St Brides

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St Brides
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St Brides Castle
St Brides is located in Pembrokeshire
St Brides
St Brides
Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid referenceSM802109
  • Marloes and St Brides
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
51°45′N 5°11′W / 51.75°N 5.19°W / 51.75; -5.19Coordinates: 51°45′N 5°11′W / 51.75°N 5.19°W / 51.75; -5.19
Anchorage at St Brides

St Brides (Welsh: Sain Ffraid) is a parish and small coastal village in Pembrokeshire, Wales, at the south of St Brides Bay, about 1 12 miles (2.4 km) north of the larger village of Marloes, with which it forms the Marloes and St. Brides community.

The village is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Parish church[edit]

The Norman parish church is dedicated to St Bridget.[1] The earliest recorded church was 13th century, and the site may have been a religious one since the 9th century. The present Grade II listed building is 19th century, incorporating some earlier structural features.[2]

St Brides Castle[edit]

Formerly known as St Brides Hill, or just Hill, St Brides Castle is a 19th-century baronial-style mansion.[1] It was developed for William Philipps (1810-1864) in 1833 from an earlier house which Richard Fenton referred to as an "elegant modern structure". It was acquired by the 5th Baron Kensington in 1899, added to in 1906, and in 1923 became a sanatorium, Kensington Hospital. In the 1990s the building underwent extensive renovation by current owners Holiday Property Bond and was converted into holiday accommodation.[3]. It is a grade II* listed building.[4]


Scouting in Pembrokeshire have a campsite in the village; it is used by Scouting and Girl Guiding groups both locally and nationally.[5]


  1. ^ a b "GENUKI: St Brides". Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Coflein: St Bride's Church". Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Holiday Property Bond: St Brides Castle".
  4. ^ "St Brides Castle, Marloes and St Brides". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  5. ^ "ScoutsCymru". Retrieved 21 March 2018.

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