Cockett

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Cockett
Y Cocyd
Cockett, Waunarlwydd Road - geograph.org.uk - 184797.jpg
Waunarlwydd Road
Cockett Y Cocyd is located in Swansea
Cockett Y Cocyd
Cockett
Y Cocyd
Location within Swansea
Population13,362 (Ward 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSS629939
Community
  • Cockett
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWANSEA
Postcode districtSA1
SA2
Dialling code01792
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Swansea
51°37′38″N 3°58′55″W / 51.62718°N 03.98196°W / 51.62718; -03.98196Coordinates: 51°37′38″N 3°58′55″W / 51.62718°N 03.98196°W / 51.62718; -03.98196

Cockett (Welsh: Y Cocyd) is a district and community in Swansea, Wales falling within Cockett ward. It is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north west of Swansea city centre.

Cockett, in common with much of western Swansea, was the result of late Victorian and early twentieth century expansion. More housing estates were developed during the 20th Century and further housing was constructed near the Townhill district in the early 2000s. The area now has a broad mix of housing stock. 83 per cent of the property in the Cockett neighbourhood is owner occupied.[2] The South Wales Police regional headquarters for Swansea was based in Cockett, as is Dylan Thomas Community School. The South Wales Police regional headquarters now resides closer to the city centre however. There are a few shops in central Cockett, but the nearest shopping districts are on Carmarthen Road (A483) to the north and the Swansea West Business Park to the north west.

The main road through Cockett is the A4216 road linking Sketty to the south with Fforestfach to the north. Cockett railway station is a currently disused railway station to the north, by Station Road. The old platforms on the West Wales Lines are still in place and there are proposals by South West Wales Integrated Transport Consortium to reinstate this station in the future, which would provide a 10-minute journey to Swansea railway station in the city centre.[3] Cockett is served by First Cymru buses from Swansea bus station: numbers 15 and 17 to Gowerton; number 43 to Morriston Hospital and numbers 400 and 404 to Llanelli.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Cockett: Electoral division profile" (PDF). City and County of Swansea council. Retrieved 2008-06-25.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Wales RUS Draft for Consultation" (PDF). Network Rail. Retrieved 2008-06-25.
  4. ^ "Maps/Routes: Swansea" (PDF). First Cymru. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2008-06-25.