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Ambleston, Pembrokeshire

Ambleston is a village, parish and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated in the centre of the county, 11 km north of Haverfordwest. In addition to Ambleston village, the parish includes the hamlets of Wallis {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:51|53|44|N|4|53|21|W| | |name= }} and Woodstock {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:51|53|40|N|4|52|36|W| | |name= }}. The community had a population of 367 in 2001. With the communities of Spittal and Wiston, it makes up the Pembrokeshire ward of Wiston. The placenames, both English and Welsh placenames, mean "Amlot's farm", Amlot being a Norman-French name. The northern border of the parish is an ancient trackway leading towards St David's, with a Roman fortlet called "Castell Fflemish". This line is also the northern boundary of the cantref of Daugleddau, and was described by George Owen in 1602 as the language frontier, placing Ambelston in Little England beyond Wales. Ambleston was one of the parishes Owen described as bilingual, and in modern times it was predominantly Welsh-speaking. In 1934, a small part of the parish was transferred to the parish of St. Dogwells. The pre-1934 parish had an area of 1558 Ha. Its census populations were: 421 (1801): 598 (1851): 386 (1901): 358 (1951): 309 (1981). The percentage of Welsh speakers was 86 (1891): 79 (1931): 57 (1971).
Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSN0025
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh

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

Ambleston, par. and place, Pembrokeshire, 8 miles NE. of Haverfordwest, 3956 ac., pop. 594: P.O.

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