Camrose, Pembrokeshire

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St Ismael's Church, Camrose - - 992620.jpg
Parish church of St Ismael
Camrose is located in Pembrokeshire
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population1,740 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSM927201
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSA62
Dialling code01437
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
51°50′25″N 5°00′30″W / 51.8403°N 5.0083°W / 51.8403; -5.0083Coordinates: 51°50′25″N 5°00′30″W / 51.8403°N 5.0083°W / 51.8403; -5.0083

Camrose (Welsh: Camros) is a village, parish and community in the historic cantref of Roose (Welsh: Rhos) in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The community includes the villages of Keeston and Wolfsdale. Since 1987 the parish has been expanded to include the whole historic parish of Lambston (including Lambston, Sutton and Portfield Gate) and parts of Haverfordwest St Martins.[2]

Camrose is an anglicization of the Welsh Camros, meaning "crooked" or "broken moor".[3] The village contains a substantial Norman motte, which is often referred to as a "Landsker castle" although it lies far to the south (English) side of that linguistic boundary. A small area, north of Dudwell Mountain, has been Welsh-speaking in modern times but was probably English-speaking before the Enclosures at the end of the 18th century.

The parish church is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Isfael[4] and is a grade II* listed building.[5] The extent of the civil parish of Camrose is 3,386 hectares.[6]


Camrose is an electoral ward with a population at the 2011 Census of 2,565.[7]

Date 1801 1831 1861 1891 1921 1951 1981
Population 831 1259 1126 833 627 690 1047

The village has its own elected community council and gives its name to an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire County Council. The electoral ward of Camrose covers the communities of Camrose and Nolton and Roch. The seat has been held by an independent member since the reorganisation of 1995. Following the most recent election, it is currently represented by the former leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Jamie Adams.

Football Club[edit]

The village football team, currently in Division 2 of the Pembrokeshire league plays its home matches at Folly Fields at the northern edge of the village, and is managed by Jamie Gilderdale. The second team languish in Division 4 but finished 3rd in division 4 in the 09–10 season and narrowly missed out on promotion. The football team have an official website.[8]


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ > "Statutory Instruments – The Preseli (Communities) Order 1987". 1987. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  3. ^ Charles, B. G, The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, Vol II, p 575
  4. ^ This is located at grid reference [192720, 220060], which can be used for example at to locate maps and aerial photographs of the site
  5. ^ "Church of St Ishmael, Camrose". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  6. ^ Genuki on Camrose
  7. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  8. ^ Camrose FC. Official site.

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