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Cwmllynfell is located in Neath Port Talbot
Location within Neath Port Talbot
Population1,172 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSN747127
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWANSEA
Postcode districtSA9
Dialling code01639
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
  • Hugh Jones (Plaid Cymru)
List of places
Neath Port Talbot
51°47′56″N 3°49′06″W / 51.79887°N 3.81847°W / 51.79887; -3.81847Coordinates: 51°47′56″N 3°49′06″W / 51.79887°N 3.81847°W / 51.79887; -3.81847

Cwmllynfell (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is the name of a village, community and electoral ward in Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales.


Cwmllynfell has its own local rugby union team - Cwmllynfell RFC.[citation needed] Also, a bilingual primary school, supermarket, post office, village hall, church and chapels.[citation needed] Nearby there is the Black Mountain which supplies views to the village.

Electoral ward[edit]

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas: Blaen-nant, Bryn-Melyn, Celliwarog, Cwmllynfell, Rhiw-fawr in the parliamentary constituency of Neath. Cwmllynfell is bounded by the wards of Quarter Bach of Carmarthenshire to the northeast; Cwmtwrch of Powys to the east; Ystalyfera to the southeast; Pontardawe to the southwest; Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen to the west and Lower Brynamman to the northwest.[2]

In the 2017 local council elections the results were[3]:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Hugh Jones Plaid Cymru 283 Plaid Cymru gain
Kris Lloyd Labour 194

In the 2012 local council elections the turn out was 49.78%. The results were:

Candidate Party Votes Status
Clifford Richards Labour 348 Labour hold
David James Plaid Cymru 110


At 14:31 on 17 February 2018 the village was the epicentre of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, the largest in the British Isles since 2008. The quake was felt as far away as Blackpool.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey.
  3. ^ "Election results for Cwmllynfell: County Borough Council - Ordinary Elections - Thursday, 4th May, 2017". Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Earthquake felt across parts of UK". BBC News. 17 February 2018.
  5. ^ "CWMLLYNFELL,SOUTH WALE". British Geological Survey. 17 February 2018.

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