Castlemartin Hundred

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Pembrokeshire showing Castlemartin Hundred

Castlemartin Hundred is a hundred of Pembrokeshire, located in the south of the county. It has a land border with Narberth Hundred to the north-east; and across the Daugleddau estuary with Roose Hundred to the north-west. On all other sides it is bounded by the sea. It is the second-most populous of the hundreds, after Roose, with a population of 23,825 in 2011.


Initially created by the Marcher Lords of Pembroke in the 14th century from the western part of the pre-Norman cantref of Penfro, the hundred was confirmed by the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542.[1] The hundred, with its capital at Pembroke was early settled by English and Scandinavians, and was a centre of the Norman English "plantation" in the 12th century. Since then it has been entirely English-speaking, and part of Little England beyond Wales.


*: Upton hamlet in Narberth Hundred.


  1. Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 671

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Hundreds of Pembrokeshire

Cilgerran • Cemais • Dewisland • Roose (including Haverfordwest) • Castlemartin (including Pembroke) • Narberth (including Tenby) • Dungleddy