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Oxwich, Swansea

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Oxwich, Swansea

Oxwich is a village on the Gower Peninsula, in the city and county of Swansea in south Wales. Oxwich is part of the small community of Penrice which extends from the village of Horton to Oxwich Bay, and as of 2001 recorded a population of 454 inhabitants. Oxwich's main site of historical interest is the castle which is thought by many academics to be the most historic castle on the Gower Peninsula.
Post townSWANSEA
Administrative CountySwansea
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS4986
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01792

Other names by which Oxwich, Swansea has been known in the past


Oxwich, Swansea in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Oxwich, par. and vil., Gower, Glamorgan - par., 1265 ac. (17 water) and 514 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 229; the vil. is on Oxwich Bay, 12 miles SW. of Swansea. Oxwich Bay is 3½ miles wide across the entrance, and penetrates 2 miles. Near Oxwich Point, the W. extremity of the bay, stands Oxwich Castle, built in the reign of Henry VIII.

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