Cross Hands

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Cross Hands
site of the former railway station
Cross Hands is located in Carmarthenshire
Cross Hands
Cross Hands
Cross Hands shown within Carmarthenshire
OS grid reference SN562127
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANELLI
Postcode district SA14
Dialling code 01269
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
51°47′43″N 4°05′09″W / 51.7952°N 4.0857°W / 51.7952; -4.0857Coordinates: 51°47′43″N 4°05′09″W / 51.7952°N 4.0857°W / 51.7952; -4.0857

Cross Hands is a village[1] in Carmarthenshire, Wales about 12 miles from Carmarthen.

Cross Hands Public Hall is one of only three of its kind in Wales. The Public Hall was erected in 1920 and designed by an unknown Italian Designer in the classic Art Deco Style. Fully restored, the Public Hall has a fully functioning stage and cinema screen and is protected as a Grade 2 listed building.

The continuous built up area which includes the villages of Cross Hands, Gorslas, Cefneithin and Pen-y-groes had a population of 5,717 in 2011.[2]

Cross hands is a growing residential[3] and employment area and includes the established Cross Hands Food Park to the south west of the A48. A new business park - the Cross Hands Business Park[4] is being developed to the northeast of the A48 which the local authority hopes will create 1,000 jobs.[5]

Gweunydd Glan-y-glasnant, a Site of Special Scientific Interest notable for its species-rich neutral grassland[clarification needed], is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) south-west of Cross Hands.[6][7]

Future developments[edit]

Carmarthenshire county council intends to build a new link road which will allow traffic on the A476 to bypass the congested Cross Hands roundabout. The new Road will start from a point to the northeast of the crosshands roundabout and be routed via the Cross Hands Food Park junction on the A48 and reconnect with A476 at a point south west of the Cross Hands roundabout.[8][9]


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