Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Pembrokeshire
This page summarises the local government organisation of Pembrokeshire since 1889.
Pembrokeshire County Council was formed in 1889, and in 1894 a network of boroughs, urban district and rural district councils was formed across the county.
Pembrokeshire had three Municipal Boroughs dating from 1836 (or before): Haverfordwest, Pembroke, and Tenby. Although Haverfordwest was historically a
county in its own right, it did not become a county borough.
From 1894 there were also 5 Urban Districts: Fishguard, Goodwick, Milford Haven, Narberth, and Neyland UDCs. Urban Districts had similar powers to boroughs but lacked the
powers to appoint mayors or aldermen.
In 1934 Fishguard and Goodwick UDCs were merged as Fishguard & Goodwick Urban District.
There were also 5 Rural District Councils covering the areas outside the major towns. These were: Haverfordwest,
Llanfyrnach, Narberth, Pembroke, and St Dogmells Rural Districts. Most Rural Districts were initially based on the Poor Law Unions, with meetings held at the workhouse.
In 1934 Llanfyrnach and St Dogmells RDCs were abolished and absorbed into a new Cemaes Rural District.
In 1974 major reorganisation saw the boroughs, urban and rural districts abolished and Pembrokeshire became part of a new county, Dyfed. This was an
amalgamation of three counties, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Dyfed was a 2-tier administration with six local government districts: Ceredigion for the former Cardiganshire;
Carmarthen, Dinefwr and Llanelli for the former Carmarthenshire; and Preseli and South Pembrokeshire for the former Pembrokeshire. Preseli
included Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and St David's; South Pembrokeshire included Pembroke and Tenby.
In 1996 Dyfed was abolished and new councils formed based on the historic counties.
Pembrokeshire was restored as a County Council, with headquarters in Haverfordwest. It is a unitary authority, so the district councils of Preseli and South Pembrokeshire were abolished.
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