Hendy

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Hendy
Hendy is located in Carmarthenshire
Hendy
Hendy
Location within Carmarthenshire
Population3,226 (ward 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSN579035
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLLANELLI
Postcode districtSA4
Dialling code01792
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°42′47″N 4°03′25″W / 51.713°N 4.057°W / 51.713; -4.057Coordinates: 51°42′47″N 4°03′25″W / 51.713°N 4.057°W / 51.713; -4.057

Hendy (Welsh: Yr Hendy) is a village in the community of Llanedi, Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is situated at the Carmarthenshire and the City and County of Swansea border. It lies on the Afon Gwili just across the River Loughor from Pontarddulais. Together with Fforest to the north, it forms part of a continuous built up area centred on Pontarddulais. Most of the village sits between the M4 Motorway junction 48 and the A48 road (Fforest Road) north of the motorway.

Origin of name[edit]

Yr Hendy, originally a farm name meaning the old house, cognate with hendre, the main home.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 April 2015.