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Camrose, Pembrokeshire

Coordinates: 51°50′25″N 5°00′30″W / 51.8403°N 5.0083°W / 51.8403; -5.0083

Camrose
Welsh: Camros
Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference SM927201
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAVERFORDWEST
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01437
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Preseli Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire

Camrose (Welsh: Camros) is a village and parish in the Hundred of Roose (Welsh: Rhos) in Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales.

Description

Camrose[1] was a civil parish, area 3,386 Ha. The parish church is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Ismael.[2]

The name is an anglicization of the Welsh Camros, meaning "crooked" or "broken moor".[3] The village contains a substantial Norman motte,[4] which is often referred to as a "Landsker castle" although it lies far to the south (English) side of that that linguistic boundary. A small area, north of Dudwell Mountain, has been Welsh-speaking in modern times but was probably English-speaking before the Enclosures at the end of the 18th century.

Population

The civil parish had a census population as follows:[5]

Date 1801 1831 1861 1891 1921 1951 1981
Population 831 1259 1126 833 627 690 1047

Football Club

The village football team, currently in Division 2 of the Pembrokeshire league plays its home matches at Folly Fields at the northern edge of the village, and is managed by Jamie Gilderdale. The second team languish in Division 4 but finished 3rd in division 4 in the 09-10 season and narrowly missed out on promotion. The football team have an official website.[6]

Notes

External links

  • Photos of Camrose and surrounding area on geograph.org.uk
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