Camrose shown within Pembrokeshire
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The name is an anglicization of the Welsh Camros, meaning "crooked" or "broken moor". The village contains a substantial Norman motte, 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.
The village has its own elected community council and gives its name to an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire County Council. The electoral ward of Camrose covers the communities of Camrose and Nolton and Roch. The seat has been held by an independent member since reorganisation in 1995. The current member is the leader of the authority, Councillor Jamie Adams.
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.
- Genuki on Camrose
- Charles, B. G, The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, Vol II, p 575
- Castles of Wales
- This is located at grid reference [192720, 220060], which can be used for example at http://www.old-maps.co.uk/ to locate maps and aerial photographs of the site.
- "Church of St Ishmael, Camrose". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
- OPCS Reports
- Camrose FC. Official site.