Trecwn shown within Pembrokeshire
|OS grid reference|
|– Cardiff||107 mi (172 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
The history of Trecwn in the 18th and 19th centuries is linked with the Barham family, who funded the building of the school in 1877. Barham Memorial School, a Grade II listed building, closed in 2001 following the closure of the armaments depot (see below) a few years before. Joseph Foster Barham (1759-1832) and his son Charles Henry (1808-1878) were both members of parliament for Stockbridge, Hampshire.
Trecwn was a community in its own right until 2007; however, the population had decreased significantly from 366 to 260 in the years 1980 to 2006, so it was merged into the community of Scleddau.
The church of St Justinian is a Grade II* listed building of mediaeval origin, rebuilt in the 19th century.
RNAD Trecwn is a decommissioned 1100-acre (450 ha) Royal Navy Armaments Depot. It was closed in 1995 with the loss of 500 jobs. Omega Pacific in 1998 tentatively proposed the site could be used for storing low-level nuclear waste, a plan shelved owing to public opposition. In 2001 German company EBV suggested using the site for weapons reclamation. In 2003 the owners announced that the tenanted homes on the site would be sold on the open market.
Plans submitted by The Valley (Pembrokeshire) Ltd to build a 25-megawatt biomass energy plant on the site were conditionally approved in 2015.
- "Welsh Statutory Instruments 2011 No. 683 (W.101) Local Government, Wales The Pembrokeshire (Communities) Order 2011" (PDF). UK Stationery Office. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "British Listed Buildings: Barham Memorial School". Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "Barham Primary School". Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "History of Parliament: Joseph Foster Barham". Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "History of Parliament: Charles Henry Foster Barnham". Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- Pembrokeshire County Council (2007). Review of Communities.
- "Listed Buildings in Scleddau, Pembrokeshire, Wales". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "Trecwn family homes to be sold". BBC. 23 December 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- "Germans plan depot takeover". BBC. 1 July 2001. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "Plans for power station at ex-armaments depot approved". BBC. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "Planners say yes to £80m biomass project at Trecwn former armament depot". Western Telegraph. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.