Roch  Pembrokeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Roch like this:

ROCH, or Rupa, a village and a parish, in Haverford-west district, Pembroke. The village stands near St. Bride's bay, 6½ miles N W of Haverfordwest r. station; and has a post-office under Haverfordwest. The parishextends to the coast; and comprises 4, 418 acres of land, and 185 of water. ...

Real property, 3, 413; of which £400 are in mines. Pop., 679. Houses, 146. Roch Castlestands on the edge of a rocky ridge, overlooking St. Bride's bay; was built in the 13th century, by Adamde Rupe; was garrisoned by the royalists in the civilwars of Charles I.; is now a picturesque tower of threestages; figures conspicuously in the landscape for miles around; and commands a splendid view of coast and sea. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £137. Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Roch through time

Roch is now part of Pembrokeshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Pembrokeshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Roch itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Roch in Pembrokeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 11th November 2019

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