Cosheston

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Cosheston
Cosheston Church - geograph.org.uk - 218153.jpg
Parish church of St Michael
Cosheston is located in Pembrokeshire
Cosheston
Cosheston
 Cosheston shown within Pembrokeshire
Population 828 
OS grid reference SN004037
Principal area Pembrokeshire
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Haverfordwest
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01646
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire

Coordinates: 51°41′49″N 4°53′17″W / 51.697°N 4.888°W / 51.697; -4.888

Cosheston is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated on an inlet of the Daugleddau estuary, 3 km north-east of Pembroke. The northern part of the parish is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Together with the parishes of Upton and Nash, it constitutes the community of Cosheston, which had a population of 713 in 2001, increasing to 828 at the 2011 Census.[1] With the community of Lamphey, it makes up the Pembrokeshire ward of Lamphey.

Name[edit]

The placename means "Constantine's farm".[2]

History[edit]

Part of Little England beyond Wales, the area has been essentially English-speaking for 900 years.

Parish[edit]

The parish had an area of 813 Ha. Its census populations were: 401 (1801): 551 (1851): 556 (1901): 381 (1951): 593 (1981): 828 (2011).[3]

1830 engraving of the church

The parish church is dedicated to St Michael and had a spire in the 19th century.[4]

The percentage of Welsh speakers was 4.9 (1891): 4.3 (1931): 2.6 (1971): 10.7 (2011).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, pp 686
  3. ^ Census 2011 http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/qs206wa Table QS206WA
  4. ^ "GENUKI: Cosheston". Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Census 2011 http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/qs206wa Table QS206WA

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