Templeton is a small rural village situated in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The civil parish for Templeton and district is known as Narberth South. It was formed from part of Narberth in 1863, shortly after Templeton Parish Church was built.
Templeton village still shows its medieval roots, its long single street being fronted by small farms and houses. There is a large village green with two churches. The United Reformed Church is at the north end of Templeton and has a meeting room adjacent to it. St John's Church is in the centre of Templeton.
The village encompasses the hamlets of Cold Blow, Allensbank, Woods Cross, Peters Finger, Molleston and Mounton. Mounton was once a parish in its own right but due to de-population it has been absorbed into Narberth South. The name is thought to derive from the Order of Templars which may have had a religious house in the area. The current community of Templeton is relatively small at present but is seeing an increase from new residential developments.
The community is predominantly made up of sparcely populated farmland, with over four fifths of its population in the two settlements of Templeton and Cold Blow. The majority of community services are located in the village of Templeton including the Community Hall, primary school, playgroup, public house a recently upgraded play park and the Village Green, which is adjacent to the Community Hall. There are also several industrial units and a caravan park. The main artery route is the A478 which runs through the centre of the community from North to South.
The Community Council has nine members whose aim is to provide a service to the residents of all in the ward. We normally meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except August) and any member of the public is welcome to attend the meetings. For queries, please contact the Clerk - Mrs. Vicky Mitchell - [email protected] .
Templeton Community Council own and manage Templeton Community Hall, Templeton Village Green and Templeton Play Park. These are all located in the centre of Templeton. The Hall has recently been extended and renovated (2019) and can be booked for private parties and events. There are also a large number of regular classes that take place here - see the calendar page. Further information on these (including how to hire part or all of the Hall) are in the other pages in this website.
If you would like to provide a public class (for exercise such as Zumba or keep fit etc), or a pastime (such as sewing, knitting, drawing, gardening etc), or for life (meditation, mindfulness, academic tuition, etc) or could offer something to the community (CAB, provide drop-in for benefits advice etc) please do get in touch - we would love to hear from you.
Obviously, in the current coronavirus COVID-19 situation, the Hall is closed.