Amroth village and beach
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The beach stretches the whole length of the village and at extreme low tide one can still see the petrified forest, destroyed when sea levels rose 7,000 years ago, while fossilised antlers, nuts, animal bones and Neolithic flints have been discovered. The parish was an important anthracite coal mining area until the end of the 19th century. Slight remains of mines and tramways are still visible. Ruins of Amroth Castle still remain, and one mile inland is the Anglican parish church of St Elidyr, which is a grade II* listed building.
Amroth Castle stands on the north side of the unclassified coast road east of the village of Amroth. It is surrounded by a high wall with an entrance archway at the south-western corner. The present building is a 19th-century country house built in the style of a mock castle which possibly replaced a small stone castle dating from the 12th century. The gatehouse is much restored. The ruinous remains of the house are a grade I listed building.
After passing through several hands the castle was used as a lunatic asylum in the 1850s. Converted back to a private house in the 1880s it was later owned and occupied by Owen Colby Philipps, the shipping magnate who bought the White Star Line and was created Baron Kylsant of Carmarthen and Amroth in 1923. It passed to his daughter Nesta, who had married George Coventry, grandson of the 9th Earl of Coventry. They moved out in 1930 when George inherited the Coventry title and estates.
Amroth is an electoral ward and a community in Pembrokeshire, which includes Amroth, Crunwere, Summerhill, Stepaside, Pleasant Valley, Wisemans Bridge, Llanteg and Llanteglos. The ward elects a councillor to Pembrokeshire County Council and up to twelve community councillors to Amroth Community Council.
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- "St Elidyr's Church, Amroth". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
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- "Cistercian Way: Penally to Amroth". BBC Wales. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- Pembrokeshire County Council Community review
- "First vote for almost three decades", Western Telegraph, 1 May 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
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|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Amroth.|
- Amroth Castle
- Pictures of Amroth Area on Geograph
- Amroth: historical and genealogical information at GENUKI.
- The Amroth War Memorial[permanent dead link]