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
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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]:671 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 mostly English-speaking, and part of Little England beyond Wales.

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  1. ^ Charles, B. G. (1992). The Placenames of Pembrokeshire. Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales. ISBN 978-0907158585.