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Rosemarket is located in Pembrokeshire
Location within Pembrokeshire
Population613 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSM929084
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMilford Haven
Postcode districtSA73
Dialling code01437
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
51°44′N 5°00′W / 51.74°N 5.0°W / 51.74; -5.0Coordinates: 51°44′N 5°00′W / 51.74°N 5.0°W / 51.74; -5.0

Rosemarket is a village, parish and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales, north of Milford Haven.


The name does not refer to flowers but to the hundred of Roose, the former Welsh cantref of Rhos.[2]


The village was a marcher borough founded by the Knights Hospitallers in the 12th century. It appears on a 1578 parish map of Pembrokeshire.[3] Owen, in 1603, described it as one of nine Pembrokeshire "boroughs in decay".[4]

The parish church, like many in the former lands of Rhos, is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Ismael. The village has a medieval dovecote[5] and a large hillfort.

Local government[edit]

The village has its own elected community council and is part of the electoral ward of Burton for the purposes of elections to Pembrokeshire County Council.


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 628
  3. ^ "Penbrok comitat". British Library.
  4. ^ Owen, George, The Description of Pembrokeshire by George Owen of Henllys Lord of Kemes, Henry Owen (Ed), London, 1892
  5. ^ Dovecote in MyPembrokeshire[dead link]

Further reading[edit]

  • Nicolle, G. R., Rosemarket: A Village Beyond Wales. Dyfed Cultural Services (1982)

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