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Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire

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Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire

Rosemarket is a village and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name does not refer to flowers but to the hundred of Roose, the former Welsh cantref of Rhos. It was a marcher borough founded by the Knights Hospitaller in the 12th century. Owen, in 1603, described it as one of nine Pembrokeshire "boroughs in decay". The parish church, like many in the former lands of Rhos, is dedicated to the 6th-century Breton prince and Welsh saint Ismael.
Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSM9508
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
 

Other names by which Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire has been known in the past

Rhosmarket

Rosemarket, Pembrokeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rosemarket (or Rhosmarket), par. and vil., Pembrokeshire, 4 miles NE. of Milford, 1740 ac., pop. 366; birthplace of Lucy Waters, mother of the Duke of Monmouth.

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