Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro) - Historic County of Wales
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- C. June Barnes Curator
Known in Welsh as Sir Benfro.
A maritime County, washed by the sea on all sides except in the N. where it is bounded by Cardiganshire and in the E. where it is bounded by Carmarthenshire.
Area 395,151 acres. 1,590 Sq.km
Population 122 400 (2011).
Admin. Headquarters Haverfordwest
- ts beaches and a spectacular coastline
County Flower Thrift - Armeria maritima
The highest point is at Wadbury Hill (974 ft). The County looks out to sea on three sides, taking in 170 miles of magnificent coastline comprising important seabird breeding sites and numerous bays and sandy beaches. Almost all of the coast is included in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. In the N. are the Prescelly Mountains, a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoic monuments. Elsewhere the County is relatively flat, most of the land being used for lowland farming. Oil tankers dock in the deep estuarine waters of Milford Haven. The chief rivers are the Eastern Cleddau, the Western Cleddau and the Solva. The main industries are tourism, agriculture and oil refining.
Places of special interest:
- Bishop's Palace, Lamphey (SN0100);
- Carew Castle (SN0404);
- Carew Cross (SN0403);
- Cilgerran Castle (SN1943);
- Manorbier Castle (SS0697);
- Oakwood Leisure Park, nr Narberth (SN0612);
- Pembroke Castle (SM9801);
- Pentre Ifan burial chamber (SN0937);
- St. David's Cathedral (SM7525);
- Skomer Island (SM7209);
- Skokholme Island (SM7305).
The main towns are
- Milford Haven,
- Pembroke Dock,
- St. David's
See Table of Welsh Place names (Table listing where places are in Current [Post 1974/1996] Welsh Counties/Historic Counties
from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984.
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