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Narberth, Pembrokeshire (Arberth)

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Narberth, Pembrokeshire (Arberth)

Narberth is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. (Population 2,150, of which a third are Welsh-speaking). It was founded around a Welsh court, but later became a Norman stronghold on the Landsker Line. It became the headquarters of the hundred of Narberth. It was once a marcher borough. George Owen described it in 1603 as one of nine Pembrokeshire "boroughs in decay". Narberth is a mile south of the A40 trunk road and benefits from a railway station on the line to Tenby and Pembroke.
Administrative CountyPembrokeshire
Traditional CountyPembrokeshire
OS GridSN1014
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01834

Other names by which Narberth, Pembrokeshire (Arberth) has been known in the past

Narberth/Arberth ~ Arberth ~ Narbarth ~ Narberth North and South

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

Narberth.-- parl. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Pembrokeshire, 11 ½ miles N. of Tenby and 261 miles from London - par., 6084 ac., pop. 2324; bor., 151 ac., pop. 1184; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. The ruins of a Norman castle crown the summit of a hill, and have a very picturesque appearance. A considerable trade is done in connection with neighbouring quarries and stone mines. Narberth forms one of the Pembroke District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member; it was formerly one of the Haverfordwest District, which returned 1 member until 1855.

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