Gumfreston is a parish[1] and small village 1 mile (1.6 km) from St. Florence and 2 miles (3.2 km) from Tenby, south Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is in the community of St. Mary Out Liberty. The B4318 is the main road that passes through Gumfreston.

Gumfreston
St Lawrence church Gumfreston.jpg
Parish church of St Lawrence
Gumfreston is located in Pembrokeshire
Gumfreston
Gumfreston
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population103 
OS grid referenceSN109012
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°40′41″N 4°44′10″W / 51.678°N 4.736°W / 51.678; -4.736Coordinates: 51°40′41″N 4°44′10″W / 51.678°N 4.736°W / 51.678; -4.736

ParishEdit

HistoryEdit

The parish appears on a 1578 parish map of Pembrokeshire.[2] There are a few houses in the village, but no other significant settlements in the mainly rural parish from a pre-1850 map.[3] In 1833 the parish was reported as having 103 inhabitants. Coal was worked on a small scale for local use.[1] The village is recorded as a historic place name by the Royal Commission in the early 20th century.[4] There are three named farms on modern maps: Daisy Back Farm, Glebe Farm and Gumfreston Farm, and a farm complex named North Astridge and South Astridge.[5]

Feudal titleEdit

The ancient feudal title of the Manor of Wedlock, or Wydeloc, resides in the parish but is not associated with a manor house or land. The title was sold at auction in Cardiff in December 2016 for £2,000.[6]

ChurchEdit

The small church St Lawrence's, with its tall tower, is mediaeval.[1] The church is significant for the historic architecture, for a medieval wall painting, and for the three springs by the church because these are reputed to be ancient healing wells which attract visitors from many countries.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "GENUKI: Gumfreston". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Penbrok comitat". British Library.
  3. ^ "GENUKI Parish map 136". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Royal Commission: Gumfreston". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Ordnance Survey". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  6. ^ "A would-be nobleman has bought the title of Lord Wedlock for £2,000 at auction". Wales online. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  7. ^ "St Lawrence, Gumfreston". churchheritagecymru.org.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  8. ^ "St Lawrence Church, Gumfreston". www.narberthtenbylma.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2020.

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