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Loughor, Swansea

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Loughor, Swansea

Loughor is a town in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales. It lies on the estuary of the River Loughor. The town has a community council called Llwchwr. The town was home to the Roman fort of Leucarum, over which the Norman Loughor Castle was built in 1106. Loughor developed around the castle. The town has an Independent Lifeboat station situated near the road bridge which has been in existence since 1969.
Post townSWANSEA
Administrative CountySwansea
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS5798
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01792
Population4,991 (2001 Census)
 

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

Castell Llwchwr ~ Leucarum ~ Llwchwr ~ Lochor ~ Loghar ~ Loghor

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

Llwchwr (or Castell Llwchwr). See LOUGHOR.

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