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Johnston, Pembrokeshire

Welsh: Johnston
Johnston is located in Pembrokeshire
 Johnston shown within Pembrokeshire
Population 2,517 (2011 census) [1]
OS grid reference
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01437
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Preseli Pembrokeshire Mid and West Wales
List of places

Johnston is a community in the hundred of Roose, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

It lies on the A4076 road approximately midway between Haverfordwest and the port of Milford Haven and is served by Johnston railway station. Until the end of the 19th century, anthracite was mined here. The village is now a dormitory for Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. The parish church has the typical tall, slim castellated tower of churches in English-speaking Little England beyond Wales.

In 2011 11.4% of inhabitants could speak Welsh, down from 13.81% in 2001, but 18.5% had at least some Welsh language ability.[2][3] This is lower than the overall percentage for Pembokeshire and Wales, which are 19.2 and 19.0 respectively.[4]

The village is just over 1 mile long[5] and almost a mile wide from the furthest main points.[6]


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Transport 4
  • Pubs, Restaurants and Hotels 5
  • Other 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Johnston was founded as a small farming and mining[7] village sometime before 1801 when 99 people lived in the village. The population steadily grew to 600 in 1951 and almost doubled in the next 10 years to 1133.[8] Since then Johnston has had a steady population growth.


Johnston is not an ethnically diverse village with 99.55% of the population identifying as White. It is also a majority Christian village with 62.4% of people identifying as a Christian, 0.2% as a Buddhist, 0.4% as a Muslim, 0.5 as Other and 26.5% as No Religion. 9.7% of people did not state a religion.[9]

The majority of people, 72.8%, were born in Wales. 23.5% of other people were born elsewhere in the United Kingdom (22% were born in England, 1.3% in Scotland and 0.2% in Northern Ireland). 0.3% were born in Ireland. 1.2% of people were born in countries that were members of the EU before 2001 while 0.4 were born in EU countries that joined after 2001. 1.9% were born in 'other countries'.[10]

59.8% of people identify only as Welsh and 6.7% as Welsh and British. 12.7% identify only as English while 1.2% identify as English and British, 1% identify as English and other. 0.8% identify as Scottish only while 0.2 identify as Scottish and British and 0.2% as Scottish and other. 0.2% identified as only Northern Irish only.

15.5% identify only as British, while 8.7% identify as British and other. 75.8% have no British identity while 32.5 have no Welsh identity, while 1% identify as Welsh and other.[11]


Johnston CP School is a primary school with year groups, Nursery to Year 6. It has over 150 pupils. It has been on its current site for approximately 30–35 years. Before then it was at another site in the north of Johnston. Pupils in Secondary Education are automatically enrolled in Tasker-Milward V.C. School, although parents may opt out of this and send their child to another school.


Johnston is served by 9 bus stops, six main with three smaller stops. Buses run to Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Neyland and Tenby.

Johnston railway station serves as a railway link. Trains run in both directions every 2 hours. The station itself is unmanned and is a request stop.

Pubs, Restaurants and Hotels

Johnston has five pubs, The Vine Inn, also a restaurant, The Silverdale, also a hotel and restaurant, The Railway, The Windsor Hotel, also a hotel and restaurant and Johnston Country Club.


Johnston also has a wide range of amenities. Namely a 24/7 petrol station, a post office, shop/off licence, doctors surgery, two car dealership garages, an Anglican church, a chapel, a pharmacy, a fish & chip shop, Indian restaurant and takeaway, three MOT Garages, a play park and a hairdressing salon.

A meetinghouse for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) was opened in December 2012 and is home to the Milford Haven Branch.

The Anglican church of St Peter, established as a mission church in 1894, became a Chapel of Ease to Saint Paul's Church, Pentre Broughton in 1908. It is a grade II* listed building [12]


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  12. ^ "Church of St Peter, Johnston". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 

External links

  • GENUKI page
  • Photos of Johnston and surrounding area on
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