Cosheston

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Cosheston is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated on an inlet of the Daugleddau estuary, 3 km north-east of Pembroke. The northern part of the parish is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Together with the parishes of Upton and Nash, it constitutes the community of Cosheston, which had a population of 713 in 2001. With the community of Lamphey, it makes up the Pembrokeshire ward of Lamphey.

The placename means "Constantine's farm".[1] Constantine might have been English or Welsh. Part of Little England beyond Wales, the area has been essentially English-speaking for 900 years.

The parish had an area of 813 Ha. Its census populations were: 401 (1801): 551 (1851): 556 (1901): 381 (1951): 593 (1981): 828 (2011).[2]

The percentage of Welsh speakers was 4.9 (1891): 4.3 (1931): 2.6 (1971): 10.7 (2011).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, pp 686
  2. ^ Census 2011 http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/qs206wa Table QS206WA
  3. ^ Census 2011 http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/qs206wa Table QS206WA

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Coordinates: 51°41′47″N 4°53′20″W / 51.69639°N 4.88889°W / 51.69639; -4.88889