Crinow

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Crinow
LDEglwysCrynwedd.jpg
Crinow church
Crinow is located in Pembrokeshire
Crinow
Crinow
Crinow shown within Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference SN127144
Community
  • Narberth
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
Pembrokeshire
51°48′N 4°43′W / 51.80°N 4.72°W / 51.80; -4.72Coordinates: 51°48′N 4°43′W / 51.80°N 4.72°W / 51.80; -4.72

Crinow (Welsh: Crynwedd) is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of Narberth. The parish is part of the community of Narberth.

Name[edit]

The derivation of the placenames (English and Welsh) is obscure.[1]

History[edit]

The parish was originally a manor attached to St David's and it formed a detached part of the Hundred of Dungleddy. It is close to the Pembrokeshire language frontier and was described as Welsh-speaking by George Owen in 1602, but today it is predominantly English speaking.

In 1934, a detached part of the parish of Lampeter Velfrey was added to Crinow. The pre-1934 parish had an area of 144 Ha. Its census populations were: 53 (1801): 69 (1851): 56 (1901): 32 (1951): 31 (1981).

The percentage of Welsh speakers was 70 (1891): 48 (1931): 20 (1971).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, pp 485

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