Clynderwen

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Clynderwen
Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire
Castelldwyran Church, Clynderwen - geograph.org.uk - 579647.jpg
Castelldwyran Church, Clynderwen
Location
Grid reference: SN133198
Location: 51°50’44"N, 4°42’43"W
Data
Post town: Clynderwen
Postcode: SA66
Dialling code: 01437
Local Government
Council: Pembrokeshire

Clynderwen is a rural village on the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border. The village is known as a camping destination and is popular for self-catering holidays. It has its own community council of 10 members.

History

The village is the A478 road adjacent to the Preseli Hills (where the stones for Stonehenge were quarried) and owes its more recent origins to the advent of the railways in the 19th century. The Great Western Railway line from London to the ports of Milford Haven, Neyland and Fishguard passes through the village and a rail junction for the original line to Fishguard existed until the 1950s.

As the railways expanded, they became instrumental in the development of local economies and Clynderwen became a point where agricultural produce, livestock, etc. were transhipped. A small hotel was built next to the railway station and, for the next one hundred or so years, the village gently expanded. Nowadays it is within easy commuting distance of the nearby towns, but its function as a centre of the local agricultural community has long since ceased.

Clunderwen railway station is situated between Whitland and Clarbeston Road.