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Mathry, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Mathry, a village and a parish in Pembrokeshire. The village stands near the coast, 6 miles SW of Fishguard, and 12 NNW of Haverfordwest; suffered devastation by the Danes, was once a market-town, and has a post office under Letterston (R.S.O.); money order office, Croesgoch; telegraph office, Letterston. A fair is held on 10 and 11 Oct. The parish contains also the villages of Abercastle and Castell Morris. Acreage, 7283; population, 704. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, consists of eleven members and one district councillor. A small harbour is at Abercastle. Slate is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £269 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's.

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

Administration

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

Registration districtHaverfordwest1837 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyPembrokeshire