Castlemartin Hundred

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Coordinates: 51°39′25″N 4°52′55″W / 51.657°N 4.882°W / 51.657; -4.882

Castlemartin
Pembrokeshire showing Castlemartin Hundred
History
Status hundred
 • HQ Pembroke

Castlemartin was a hundred in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Initially created by the Marcher Lords of Pembroke in the 14th century from the western part of the pre-Norman cantref of Penfro, it was confirmed by the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542.[1] The hundred, with its capital at Pembroke was early settled by English and Scandinavians, and was a centre of the Norman/English "plantation" in the 12th century. Since then it has been entirely English-speaking, and 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 671