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Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot (Llansawel)

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Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot (Llansawel)

Briton Ferry is a town and community in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. The town encompasses the electoral wards of Briton Ferry East and Briton Ferry West. Briton Ferry is on the mouth of the River Neath where it enters Swansea Bay and was the first river crossing along the Roman road that followed the coastline along that part of South Wales. The river crossing was by ferry boat some 2 miles from the bridge across the River Neath at Neath.
Post townNEATH
Administrative CountyNeath Port Talbot
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS7394
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 code01639
Population7,186
 

Other names by which Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot (Llansawel) has been known in the past

Briton Ferry/Llansawel ~ Llansawel

Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot (Llansawel) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Briton Ferry, town and par. with ry. sta., W. Glamorgan, at mouth of river Neath, 2½ miles SE. of Neath, 1522 ac., pop. 6061; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Briton Ferry Road, on the opposite side of the estuary, is a sta. between Neath and Swansea.

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