Narberth Hundred

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Pembrokeshire showing Narberth Hundred

The Hundred of Narberth is a hundred in Pembrokeshire, named after the town of Narberth, which it contains. It is situated in the east of the county, bounded to the east by Carmarthenshire; to the north by Dungleddy Hundred; to the west by Roose Hundred; and to the south-west by Castlemartin Hundred. It had a population of 21,448 in 2011.


The hundred was formed by the Laws in Wales Act 1535 from parts of the pre-Norman cantrefs of Penfro (the commote of Coedrath) and Cantref Gwarthaf (the commote of Efelfre).[1] It derives its Welsh-language name from the town and district of the same name, which means "(district) by the wood", (that is the forest of Coedrath).[2] The hundred spans the Landsker line, with the parishes of Velfrey being identified by George Owen[3] as Welsh-speaking, and the southern coastal part being English-speaking, part of Little England beyond Wales.


The hundred comprises the ancient parishes of:

*: In Dungleddy hundred.
: Remainder in Castlemartin Hundred.


  1. Charles, B. G., The Placenames of Pembrokeshire, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1992, ISBN 0-907158-58-7, p 463
  2. Charles, ibid, p 531
  3. Owen, George, The Description of Pembrokeshire Dillwyn Miles (Ed), Gomer, 1994, ISBN 185902-120-4, p 51

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Hundreds of Pembrokeshire

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