Llangyfelach

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Coordinates: 51°40′20″N 3°57′30″W / 51.67209°N 3.95826°W / 51.67209; -3.95826

Llangyfelach
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The Parish Church of St David and Cyfelach
Llangyfelach is located in Swansea
Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
 Llangyfelach shown within Swansea
OS grid reference SS646988
Principal area Swansea
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANSEA
Postcode district SA5 & SA6
Dialling code 01792
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Gower
Welsh Assembly Swansea East
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Llangyfelach is a village located in the City and County of Swansea, Wales. Llangyfelach is situated about 4 miles north of the centre of Swansea, just west of Morriston. It falls within the Llangyfelach ward. To the west is open moorland.

Llangyfelach was once the name of a parish that covered much of the former Lordship of Gower. Today's community covers a smaller area including the site of the former Felindre tinplate works, which hosted the National Eisteddfod in 2006.

Bordering the village to the north is the M4 motorway Junction 46. The village has its own primary school, crematorium, a former post office, The 'Plough and Harrow' pub, and a Scout hall.

At the centre of the village is the Parish Church of St David and Cyfelach. The site dates back to the 6th Century: St. David the Patron Saint of Wales founded an early Celtic monastery there. The present church has a 12th Century detached tower and a converted tithe barn as the present church. Contained within the church is the Llangyfelach Cross, a 9th Century Celtic stone.

Llangyfelach was the birthplace of the painter Evan Walters, and is mentioned in a folk song about the practice of 'pressing' men into military service.[1]

Future developments[edit]

There are proposals to develop a new 18 hole championship golf course and leisure complex near the village called Royal Fern Park.[2] In August 2008, it was announced that the plan was approved by the local council and would not be blocked by the Welsh Assembly.[3] Part of the development will include residential housing and a clubhouse with fitness and leisure facilities.

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