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In 1868, the parish of Letterston contained the following places:

"LETTERSTON, (or Lettardston), a parish in the hundred of Dewisland, county Pembroke, 8 miles W. of Haverfordwest, its post town, and 4 from Fishguard. The village is situated on a branch of the river Cleddau. It derives its name from its ancient proprietor Lettard, who gave the advowson of the church, with the chapel of Llanfair, to the preceptory of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem at Slebech. The living is a rectory* with the curacy of Llanvair-Nant-y-Gove annexed, in the diocese of St. David's, value £387, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Giles. In the chancel is an effigy to Lettard. Heathfield Lodge is the principal residence.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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