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Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire (Aberdaugleddau)

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Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire (Aberdaugleddau)

Milford Haven is a town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated on the north side of the Milford Haven Waterway, an estuary forming a natural harbour that has been used as a port since the Middle Ages. The town was founded in 1790 on the north side of the Waterway, from which it takes its name.
Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSM9005
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01646

Other names by which Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire (Aberdaugleddau) has been known in the past

Milford Haven/Aberdaugleddau ~ Aberdaugleddau ~ Abrdugleldiau ~ Milford

Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire (Aberdaugleddau) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Milford.-- (or Milford Haven), parl. bor. and sea-port, Hubberston and Steynton pars., Pembrokeshire, on N. shore of Milford Haven, 8 miles SW. of Haverfordwest and 282 miles W. of London by rail, 369 ac., pop. 3812; P.O., T.O., called Milford Haven, 1 Bank. Milford dates from 1790, when it became the seat of a royal dockyard for the construction of ships of war. A large and populous town quickly arose, but in 1814 the dockyard was removed further up the haven to Pater (Pembroke Dock), and since that time Milford has been in a languishing state. Extensive and convenient docks capable of accommodating the largest vessels are in course of construction, and with their completion Milford will probably become a great seat of trade with America. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Milford forms one of the Pembroke District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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