Whitchurch, Pembrokeshire

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Welsh: Tregroes
St David's Church, Whitchurch, Pembrokeshire - geograph.org.uk - 81179.jpg
St David's parish church
Grid reference: SM799255
Location: 51°52’48"N, 5°12’0"W
Post town: Haverfordwest
Postcode: SA62
Dialling code: 01437
Local Government
Council: Pembrokeshire

Whitchurch is a small village and ancient parish in north-western Pembrokeshire. The village, located a mile from the coast and three miles east of St David's, includes the parish church (also dedicated to Saint David[1]) but only a few houses. The main settlement in the parish is Solva, whose own church is dedicated to St Aidan.[1] The parish of Whitchurch, together with St Elvis, make up the community of Solva.


By the churchyard gate is a standing stone called Maen Dewi, believed to be the lower part of a large Celtic cross.

The farm of Caerforiog, Whitchurch, is claimed as the birthplace of Adam Houghton, a 14th-century Lord Chancellor of England. In 1856, a small building survived at Caerforiog with an ogee-headed doorway, possibly dating from the 14th century.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 GENUKI. "Whitchurch (Tre-groes)".
  2. W. B. Jones & E. A. Freeman, The history and antiquities of Saint David's (1856), p. 232
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