Ambleston

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Ambleston
Ambleston1.jpg
Ambleston is located in Pembrokeshire
Ambleston
Ambleston
Ambleston shown within Pembrokeshire
Population382 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSN000257
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHaverfordwest
Postcode districtSA62
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°53′41″N 4°54′24″W / 51.8948°N 4.9067°W / 51.8948; -4.9067Coordinates: 51°53′41″N 4°54′24″W / 51.8948°N 4.9067°W / 51.8948; -4.9067

Ambleston (Welsh: Treamlod) is a village, parish, and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying 7 miles (11 km) north-northeast of Haverfordwest. The parish includes the hamlets of Wallis and Woodstock (Welsh: Wstog).

Name[edit]

The English and Welsh placenames both mean "Amlot's farm", Amlot being a Norman-French personal name.[2]

Location and demographics[edit]

The northern border of the parish is an ancient trackway leading towards St David's, with a Roman fortlet called "Castell Fflemish". This line is also the northern boundary of the cantref of Daugleddau, and was described by George Owen in 1602 as the language frontier, placing Ambleston in Little England beyond Wales.

Ambleston was one of the parishes Owen described as bilingual, and in modern times it was predominantly Welsh-speaking. The 2011 census showed 34.3% of Ambleston community's population could speak Welsh, a fall from 39.4% in 2001.[3] Historically, the percentage of Welsh speakers was 86 (1891): 79 (1931): 57 (1971).

In 1934, a small part of the parish was transferred to the parish of St Dogwells. The pre-1934 parish had an area of 3,850 acres (1,560 ha). Its census populations were: 421 (1801): 598 (1851): 386 (1901): 358 (1951): 309 (1981).

The community had a population of 367 in 2001 increasing to 382 at the 2011 census.

Governance[edit]

With the communities of Spittal and Wiston, it makes up the Pembrokeshire electoral ward of Wiston.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, pp 395
  3. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.[permanent dead link]

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