Penllergaer

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Penllergaer
Village
Country Wales
County Swansea

Penllergaer (Welsh: Penlle'r-gaer) is a village in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, falling within the electoral ward of the same name. It is situated about 4.5 miles north west of Swansea city centre, near junction 47 of the M4 motorway.

Features[edit]

Penllergaer Woods, on the edge of the Parc Penllergaer housing development, once formed part of John Dillwyn Llewelyn's Penllergare estate and surrounded his mansion house. The first photographs of the moon were taken at Dillwyn Llewelyn's observatory, which still stands.

During World War II, the estate was purchased by the missionary Rees Howells and the mansion was offered as a residence to the exiled Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.[1]

Education[edit]

Penllergaer Primary School was built in 1881, and moved to its present site, on Pontardulais Road, in 1976.[2]

Religion[edit]

Penllergaer has a Church in Wales church named St David's, and the present Vicar is Reverend Alan Bayes. The church is located on Swansea Road, the vicarage being opposite. Penllergar primary school is very near the church in fact so close by it will take three minutes.

Public services[edit]

Penllergaer has a regular bus service to Morriston, Swansea and Gorseinon. Penllergar also has a post Office, one village shop and a park.

Local government[edit]

Penllergaer is administered by the City and County of Swansea Council and an elected member for Penllergaer sits on the County Council. Penllergaer has its own elected village council.

Sport[edit]

Penllergaer has its own village rugby and football teams, the football teams play in Camarthenshire League, the 1st team in Division 2 and the reserves in Reserve Division 2.

Neighboring places[edit]

The nearby places are Garden Village, Gorseinon, Fforestfach, Llangyfelach, Grovesend, Pontlliw and Felindre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rees Howells Intercessor" by Norman Grubb (chapter 31)
  2. ^ "Our School!", Penllergaer Primary School, accessed 27 March 2010.

Coordinates: 51°40′12″N 4°00′26″W / 51.66990°N 4.00709°W / 51.66990; -4.00709