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Camrose
St Ismael's Church, Camrose - geograph.org.uk - 992620.jpg
Parish church of St Ismael
Population 1,740 (2011)
OS grid reference SM927201
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAVERFORDWEST
Postcode district SA62
Dialling code 01437
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
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51°50′25″N 5°00′30″W / 51.8403°N 5.0083°W / 51.8403; -5.0083Coordinates: 51°50′25″N 5°00′30″W / 51.8403°N 5.0083°W / 51.8403; -5.0083

Camrose (Welsh: Camros) is a village, parish and community in the historic cantref of Roose (Welsh: Rhos) in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The community includes the villages of Keeston and Wolfsdale. Since 1987 the parish has been expanded to include the whole historic parish of Lambston (including Lambston, Sutton and Portfield Gate) and parts of Haverfordwest St Martins.

Camrose 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 Isfael and is a grade II* listed building. The extent of the civil parish of Camrose is 3,386 hectares.

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:

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