Camrose, Pembrokeshire

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

Camrose
Welsh: Camros
Camrose is located in Pembrokeshire
Camrose
Camrose
 Camrose shown within 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
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Camrose (Welsh: Camros) is a village, parish and community in the Hundred of Roose (Welsh: Rhos) in Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales. The community includes the village of Lambston.

Description[edit]

Camrose[1] was a civil parish, area 3,386 Ha.

The name is an anglicization of the Welsh Camros, meaning "crooked" or "broken moor".[2] The village contains a substantial Norman motte,[3] 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.

St Ishmael's parish church

The parish church is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Ismael.[4] and is a grade II* listed building. [5]

Population[edit]

The civil parish had a census population as follows:[6]

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

Local Government[edit]

Camrose forms a ward on Pembrokeshire County Council. 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.

Football Club[edit]

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.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Genuki on Camrose
  2. ^ Charles, B. G, The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, Vol II, p 575
  3. ^ Castles of Wales
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Church of St Ishmael, Camrose". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  6. ^ OPCS Reports
  7. ^ Camrose FC. Official site.

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