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Historic County of Wales

(Sir Benfro)

This is the Umbrella project for Pembrokeshire

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Pembrokeshire is a maritime County, bound 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

Population 122 400 (2011).

Admin. Headquarters Haverfordwest

Famous for

  • 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

See Table of Welsh Place names (Table listing where places are in Current [Post 1974/1996] Welsh Counties/Historic Counties

Parish Map

from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984.

For full size image see Soiuth Wales - Phillimore - open the full view and use the magnify tool.