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Camrose, Pembrokeshire

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Population  1,740 (2011)
Principal area  Pembrokeshire
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Tuesday 5:43 PM
Ceremonial county  Dyfed
UK parliament constituency  Preseli Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference  SM927201
Country  Wales
Postcode district  SA62
Dialling code  01437
Post town  Haverfordwest
Camrose, Pembrokeshire
Weather  7°C, Wind SE at 23 km/h, 99% Humidity

Camrose (Welsh: Camros) is a village, parish and community in the historic cantref of Roose (Welsh: Rhos) in Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales. The community includes the village of Lambston, and the parish includes the villages of Keyston and Wolfsdale.

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Map of Camrose, Haverfordwest, UK

Description

Camrose was a civil parish, area 3,386 Ha.

The name is an anglicization of the Welsh Camros, meaning "crooked" or "broken moor". The village contains a substantial Norman motte, which is often referred to as a "Landsker castle" although it lies far to the south (English) side of that linguistic boundary. A small area, north of Dudwell Mountain, has been Welsh-speaking in modern times but was probably English-speaking before the Enclosures at the end of the 18th century.

The parish church is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Ismael. and is a grade II* listed building.

Population

The civil parish had a census population as follows:

Governance

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches west to Roch. The total population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 2,565.

Local Government

The village has its own elected community council and gives its name to an electoral ward of Pembrokeshire County Council. The electoral ward of Camrose covers the communities of Camrose and Nolton and Roch. The seat has been held by an independent member since reorganisation in 1995. The current member is the leader of the authority, Councillor Jamie Adams.

Football Club

The village football team, currently in Division 2 of the Pembrokeshire league plays its home matches at Folly Fields at the northern edge of the village, and is managed by Jamie Gilderdale. The second team languish in Division 4 but finished 3rd in division 4 in the 09-10 season and narrowly missed out on promotion. The football team have an official website.

References

Camrose, Pembrokeshire Wikipedia


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