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Rosemarket is a village and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

The name does not refer to flowers but to the hundred of Roose, the former Welsh cantref of Rhos.[1] It was a marcher borough founded by the Knights Hospitaller in the 12th century. Owen, in 1603, described it as one of nine Pembrokeshire "boroughs in decay".[2]

The parish church, like many in the former lands of Rhos, is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Ismael. The village has a medieval dovecote[3] and a large hillfort.

The village has its own elected community council and is part of the electoral ward of Burton for the purposes of elections to Pembrokeshire County Council.


  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 628
  2. ^ Owen, George, The Description of Pembrokshire by George Owen of Henllys Lord of Kemes, Henry Owen (Ed), London, 1892
  3. ^ Dovecote in MyPembrokeshire
  • Nicolle,G.R.,Rosemarket a Village Beyond Wales,Dyfed Cultural Services 1982

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Coordinates: 51°44′08″N 4°59′57″W / 51.73556°N 4.99917°W / 51.73556; -4.99917