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Begelly, Pembrokeshire

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Begelly, Pembrokeshire

Begelly is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated in the south of the county, 7 km north of Tenby. In addition to the village, the parish includes the hamlet of Thomas Chapel {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:51|44|36|N|4|44|42|W| | |name= }} and a web of small settlements associated with the 19th century anthracite mining industry. The parish, together with the parish of Reynalton and part of St. Issells, constitutes the community and ward of Kilgetty-Begelly, which had a population of 2011 in 2001, with 11% Welsh speakers. The placename appears to be Welsh, meaning "Bugail's territory". Part of Little England beyond Wales, it has been essentially English-speaking for 900 years. The parish had an area of 1021 ha (3.94 mi²). Its census populations were: 354 (1801): 779 (1851): 445 (1901): 346 (1951): 500 (1981). The percentage of Welsh speakers was 3.5 (1891): 5.0 (1931): 4.5 (1971).
Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSN1107
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
 

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