SN0330 : Old Morfil (1)

taken 10 years ago, near to Castlebythe, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Old Morfil (1)
Old Morfil (1)
Morfil/Morvil was a tiny moorland parish described thus in 1833
"MORVIL, a parish in the hundred of KEMMES, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (S.E.) from Fishguard, containing 201 inhabitants. This place is distinguished in the historical annals of the principality for the gallant resistance opposed by the Welsh to the encroachments of a party of Norman invaders, who in the latter part of the eleventh century, under the sanction of the reigning monarch, landed on the coast of Pembroke, with a view to establish themselves in such territories as they could obtain by conquest in this part of the principality. The parish is situated in the northern portion of the county, near the western declivity of the Precelly mountain, and is bounded on the south by a rivulet, which, flowing westward, falls into the river Cleddy. The surrounding scenery is not distinguished by any peculiarity of features from that which prevails generally in this part of the principality; but the views, though not extensive, are interesting from the majestic appearance of the mountains by which the parish is nearly surrounded."

These ruins would appear to be all that remains of a lost community whose population dwindled to 122 in 1901 and 66 in 1977. A few scattered farms survive.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 6 January, 2008
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Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 037 306 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.3727N 4:51.4303W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 036 306
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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