Hodgeston parish church
Hodgeston is a small village and ancient parish a mile south-east of Lamphey, south Pembrokeshire. It is on the A4139 Pembroke Dock to Tenby road. Other surrounding villages are Freshwater East, Jameston and Manorbier Newton.
The name Hodgeston is a modern derivation of "Hogges Manor" or similar origin. The name was recorded in 1291 as Villa Hogges.
Hodgeston Hall, dating from about 1800, may have originally served as a rectory, but subsequently became a farmhouse. It is a Grade II listed building.
Parish registers, 1755-1995, are held by Pembrokeshire County Council.
The Pembroke and Tenby railway, opened in 1863, passes through the north of the parish. The nearest railway station is at Lamphey.
The A4139 road from Pembroke Dock to Tenby runs through the village.
The parish church, parts of which date from the 13th century, has no recorded dedication and is under the care of Friends of Friendless Churches, who acquired a 999-year lease in 2000.
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