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Llanwnda, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Llanwnda, a parish in Pembrokeshire, on the S side of Fishguard Bay, 2½ miles NW of Fishguard, and 15 NW by N of Clarbeston Road station on the G.W.R. It contains the village of Goodwick, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Carnarvon. The parish comprises 5828 acres, with 115 of adjacent foreshore; population, 918. A body of 1400 French troops under General Tate landed here in 1797, and were speedily overpowered by a body of yRomanry under Lord Cawdor. There are remains of ancient camps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £223. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St David's. The church is cruciform, and has been restored. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel at Goodwick. Giraldus Cambrensis was rector of this parish.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtHaverfordwest1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Pembrokeshire is available to browse.


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RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtSA64
Post TownGoodwick