St David's, Hubberston
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Hubberston is a coastal village in southern Pembrokeshire. It belongs to the ancient parish of Hubberston in the hundred of Roose. It is located directly to the west of the larger town of Milford Haven. It is adjacent to the village of Hakin. It had a population of 2,390 inhabitants in 2001. It is mainly residential in nature.
There is no evidence for this assertion that the village of Hubberston is named after the ninth-century Viking Ubba, and that he overwintered in nearby Milford Haven, and the name itself does not have Scandinavian roots. It was first recorded in the thirteenth-century as Hobertiston and Villa Huberti, meaning "Hubert's Farm" and "Hubert's manor" respectively, and has only been known as Huberston since the late fifteenth-century. In fact, the earliest forms of the place name reveal that the town's eponym bore a Norman-French personal name.
The village was built around the 13th century church, St David's. This now stands next to Hubberston green. By 1800, a mail coach was operating between London and Hubberston, arriving in the evening and returning the following day. Fort Hubberstone is a large battery located in the village. The fort was abandoned after World War I, but during World War II was in use once again as an air raid shelter and army camp for American military personnel.
Hubberston is separated from Milford Haven by Hubberston Pill, a once tidal estuary. Access is via Victoria Bridge, which is reached via the A4076 road through Milford Haven. A circular bus service operates, providing access to Milford Haven. The village in served by Milford Haven railway station.
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