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Roch or Rupa, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Roch or Rupa, a village and a parish in Pembrokeshire. The village stands near St Bride's Bay, 6 miles NW of Haverfordwest, and has a post office (R.S.O.): money order and telegraph office, Haverfordwest. The parish extends to tne coast, and comprises 4518 acres of land and 215 of water (including 211 of foreshore); population, 530. Roch Castle Stands on the edge of a rocky ridge overlooking St Bride's Bay, was built in the 13th century by Adam de Eupe, was garrisoned by the Royalists in the Civil Wars of Charles I., is now a picturesque tower of three stages, figures conspicuously in the landscape for miles around, and commands a splendid view of coast and sea. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Nolton, in the diocese of St David's. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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