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Stackpole Elidor or Cheriton, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Stackpole Elidor or Cheriton, a parish in Pembrokeshire, on the coast, 4 miles S by E of Pembroke. It has a post office under Pembroke; money order and telegraph office, Pembroke. Acreage, 2960 of land and 139 of water (including 111 of foreshore); population of the civil parish, 282; of the ecclesiastical, with St Petrox, 423. The manor belongs to Earl Cawdor. Stackpole Court was rebuilt by Campbell of Cawdor, and occupies the site of an old castle, which stood a siege in the time of Cromwell. The mansion is built of dark-blue limestone, and contains some muskets taken from the French at Fishguard. The grounds and gardens are very picturesque. The living is a rectory, united with St Petrox, in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £270 with residence. Patron, Earl Cawdor. The church is ancient and has been restored. It contains the fine effigy of its reputed founder. Sir Elidur de Stackpole, who joined in the crusade preached by Archbishop Baldwin, and also a very ancient stone altar slab dating back to the 17th century.

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

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