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Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Ramsey Island, an island in St David's parish, Pembrokeshire, flanking the N side of the entrance of St Bride's Bay. It is separated from the mainland by Ramsey Sound, about a mile wide, with from 3 to 12 fathoms water, and swept by a strong tide. It measures about 2 miles from N to S, and about half a mile in mean breadth; terminates at each end in rugged and precipitous hills, with culminating altitude of 459 feet; and includes some good land, abounds with sea-birds, and formerly had two pilgrims' chapelsi. Several islets and rocks are adjacent.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Pembrokeshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Ramsey Island are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth Wales