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Eglwyswen (sometimes called Whitechurch or Whitchurch-by-Cardigan) is a hamlet and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated on the north slopes of the Preseli Hills, 4 km north-west of Crymych. The south-western part of the parish is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The parish is part of the community of Crymych.

The name means "white church". It was formerly called Whitchurch-by-Cardigan to distinguish it from Whitchurch near St David's. The parish is predominantly Welsh-speaking.

The parish had an area of 1019 Ha. Its census populations were: 247 (1801): 349 (1851): 244 (1901): 217 (1951): 156 (1981).

The percentage of Welsh speakers was 100 (1891): 92 (1931): 86 (1971).


 

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