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Hendrefoilan is an area in Swansea, South Wales. The area overlaps Northwestern Sketty and Eastern Killay communities.

The western part is often known as Student Village. The Student Village is on the West bank of the Olchfa stream, in the Killay suburb. It is part of a Satellite Campus of Swansea University. The student village consists of a number of student flats, which are let out to students of Swansea University.


The main feature on the campus is Hendrefoilan House, a large private House built in 1853 by William B. Cooling for Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn (1814-92) then the Member of Parliament for Swansea[1] and home for many years to his daughter, novelist and industrialist Amy Dillwyn.[2] The house hosted the South Wales Miners' Library from the 1980s until 2006 when it moved to the Coach House, also on the campus.[3]

The eastern part is sometimes known as the "Hendrefoilan Estate". It is within the Sketty Community, and part of the Tycoch electoral Polling District, although would not be considered "culturally" part of Tycoch. The area has an SA2 7** postcode, and is hence considered by Royal Mail to be in the Killay/Dunvant area. It is bounded by the Olchfa Stream to the west, the Gower Road to the South, and University Perimeter fence and Hendrefoilan Road to the North. The area consists of suburban housing.


  1. ^ "Hendrefoilan House, Sketty, Swansea". Victorian Society. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ Bohata, Kirsti. "Dictionary of Welsh Biography".
  3. ^ "South Wales Miners' Library". Swansea University. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2012.

Coordinates: 51°37′20″N 4°00′13″W / 51.6223°N 4.00368°W / 51.6223; -4.00368