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Welsh: Trewyddel
Cliffs at Ceibwr, where Nant Ceibwr flows out to sea
Grid reference: SN117447
Location: 52°4’12"N, 4°45’0"W
Post town: Cardigan
Postcode: SA43
Dialling code: 01239
Local Government
Council: Pembrokeshire

Moylgrove, also spelled Moylegrove, is a village and ancient parish in north Pembrokeshire, about four miles from Cardigan.


The placename "Moylegrove" means "Matilda's Grove." "Matilda" may have been the wife of a Norman lord of the manor. The Welsh placename may mean "Irishman's farm" or "grove farm".[1]

The parish is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Its population is predominantly Welsh-speaking. The village lies in the valley of Nant Ceibwr, about a mile from its outlet into the Irish Sea at Ceibwr Bay. Ceibwr Bay, owned by the National Trust and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, is a favourite walking and picnicking site for both locals and holiday makers, with spectacular cliff scenery.


Moylgrove was described by Lewis in 1833 as a parish of enclosed arable land and pasture with some 400 inhabitants. It is served by the church of St Peter about half a mile to the west of the village centre; St Peter's is annexed to the parish church of St Andrew at Bayvil. Bethel Independent chapel was built in the village before 1800 (possibly as early as 1691) and rebuilt from 1850; a Baptist chapel was built in 1894. The parish lies in the Hundred of Cemais and the commote of Is Nyfer.[2]


  • This location is used for adventurous activities such as coasteering and sea kayaking in which the participants may encounter the local grey seal family while on the cliffs.
  • There a short walk to the Witches Cauldron[3] where you may spot Bottlenose dolphins. The Witches Cauldron is a collapsed cave which is fed by the tide and sometimes accessed by coasteering groups.


  1. Charles, B. G, The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, Vol I, p 117.
  2. "GENUKI: Moylegrove". Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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