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The Newgate, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Newgate, The, a rivulet of Pembrokeshire, rising near Llanreithan, running 5 miles southward and 2½ westward to St Bride's Bay, and 6¼ ESE of St David's, and traversing at its mouth at low water a large breadth of sands. Tradition says that a forest once grew on the site of these sands, and Giraldus Cambrensis speaks of the place as having trunks of trees standing in the midst of the sea with very black earth and several old blocks like ebony, so that it did not appear like the sea-shore, but rather resembled a grove.

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

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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