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Swansea Wales communities - Bonymaen locator.png
Location of Bonymaen within Swansea
Population6,857 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSS6796
  • Bonymaen
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWANSEA
Postcode districtSA1
Dialling code01792
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places

Bon-y-maen, sometimes spelt Bonymaen, (Welsh: Bôn-y-maen) is a community in Swansea, Wales located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north east of Swansea city centre. It falls within the coterminous Bonymaen ward for elections to Swansea Council.

Bôn-y-maen is Welsh for 'Base of the stone' and there are legends that the same stone ends in Penmaen (English: Stone End) on the Gower Peninsula.

Bonymaen's standing stone

Immediately above Bon-y-maen on the top of Kilvey Hill is the main TV transmitter for Swansea. The local rugby team is Bonymaen RFC.

In 2017 over 200 new homes were planned for the ex-Morris Brothers bus works in Pentrechwyth (part of Bonymaen).[2]

Bonymaen is a Communities First area.


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ Nino Williams (29 August 2017) "200 new homes could be built in part of Swansea", Wales Online. Retrieved 10 February 2018.