Clarbeston

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Clarbeston
Church of St Martin of Tours - geograph.org.uk - 469401.jpg
Parish church of St Martin
Clarbeston is located in Pembrokeshire
Clarbeston
Clarbeston
Clarbeston shown within Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference SN047212
Community
  • Wiston
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Clarbeston Road
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
PembrokeshireCoordinates: 51°51′N 4°50′W / 51.85°N 4.84°W / 51.85; -4.84

Clarbeston (Welsh: Treglarbes) is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales, 11 km (6.8 mi) east of Haverfordwest. The parish, together with Wiston and Walton East, constitute the community of Wiston.

Name[edit]

The English placename means "Clarenbald's farm", Clarenbald being a continental Germanic (perhaps Flemish) personal name.[1] The Welsh placename is a translation of the English.

Location[edit]

Clarbeston Road railway station and the surrounding settlement and post town of Clarbeston Road lie to the west of the village.

Parish[edit]

The parish is close to, or on, the Pembrokeshire language frontier and has always had a somewhat fluctuating proportion of Welsh speakers.

The parish had an area of 671 ha (1,660 acres). Its census populations were: 180 (1801): 178 (1851): 158 (1901): 114 (1951): 71 (1981)

The percentage of Welsh speakers was 41 (1891): 44 (1931): 27 (1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, pp 406

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