Narberth Hundred

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Coordinates: 51°47′53″N 4°44′35″W / 51.798°N 4.743°W / 51.798; -4.743

Pembrokeshire showing Narberth Hundred

The Hundred of Narberth was a hundred in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was formed by the Act of Union of 1536 from parts of the pre-Norman cantrefs of Penfro (the commote of Coedrath) and Cantref Gwarthaf (the commote of Efelfre).[1] It derives its Welsh name from the town and district of the same name, which means "(district) by the wood", (that is the forest of Coedrath).[2] The hundred spanned the linguistic boundary, with the parishes of Velfrey being identified by George Owen[3] as Welsh-speaking, and the southern coastal part being English-speaking, part of Little England beyond Wales.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 463
  2. ^ Charles, ibid, p 531
  3. ^ Owen, George, The Description of Pembrokeshire Dillwyn Miles (Ed), Gomer, 1994, ISBN 185902-120-4, p 51