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Fishguard, Pembrokeshire (Abergwaun)

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Fishguard, Pembrokeshire (Abergwaun)

Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSM9537
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
 

Other names by which Fishguard, Pembrokeshire (Abergwaun) has been known in the past

Fishguard/Abergwaun ~ Abergwaun ~ Aber Gwain ~ Abergwaen ~ Fishgard

Fishguard, Pembrokeshire (Abergwaun) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Fishguard (or Abergwaen), parl. bor., seaport, market town, and par., N. Pembrokeshire, at mouth of river Gwaen and at head of Fishguard Bay, 13 miles N. of Haverfordwest and 268 from London -- par., 4208 ac., pop. 2009; bor., 1346 ac., pop. 1595; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. The town is small and ill-built, but the bay is one of the best natural harbours on that part of the coast. It is 1½ mile N. and S., and 3 miles E. and W.; it is free from sandbanks and shoals, is sheltered by the bold promontories of Dinas Head and Penainglbs, and is at all times easy of access. With the extension of the railway to Fishguard, the port must become one of the principal outlets of the trade to Ireland. Fishguard is one of the Pembroke Boroughs, which return 1 member to Parliament.

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