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Gowerton, Swansea

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Gowerton, Swansea

The village of Gowerton is situated about 4 miles north west of Swansea city centre, Wales. Gowerton is often known as the gateway to Gower. Gowerton's original name was Ffosfelin. The village falls within the Gowerton electoral ward of Swansea. In 1980, the Welsh National Eisteddfod was hosted on the 'Elba' area of the village, the Eisteddfod stone is located on the round-about opposite the garage on the road to Penclawdd.
Post townSWANSEA
Administrative CountySwansea
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS5996
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
Population4,928
 

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

Gower Road

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

Gowerton, ry. sta., Gower, Glamorgan, 3 miles NW. of Swansea.

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