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Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
is a village and community located in the City and County of Swansea, Wales. Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
is situated about 4 miles north of the centre of Swansea, just west of Morriston. It falls within the Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
ward. To the west is open moorland.

Contents

1 Description 2 Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
AFC 3 Gas Test Drilling 4 Future developments 5 References 6 External links

Description[edit] Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
was once the name of a parish that covered much of the former Lordship of Gower. Today's community covers a smaller area including the site of the former Felindre
Felindre
tinplate works, which hosted the National Eisteddfod
National Eisteddfod
in 2006. Bordering the village to the north is the M4 motorway
M4 motorway
Junction 46. The village has its own primary school, crematorium, a former post office, The 'Plough and Harrow' pub, and a Scout hall. At the centre of the village is the Parish
Parish
Church of St David and Cyfelach. The site dates back to the 6th Century: St. David the Patron Saint of Wales
Wales
founded an early Celtic monastery there. The present church has a 12th Century detached tower and a converted tithe barn as the present church. Contained within the church is the Llangyfelach Cross, a 9th Century Celtic stone. Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
was the birthplace of the painter Evan Walters, and is mentioned in a folk song about the practice of 'pressing' men into military service.[1] Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
AFC[edit] Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
AFC was founded in 1992 and since then there has been many successful eras throughout the club. Llangyfelach
Llangyfelach
AFC play in Swansea
Swansea
Senior League Division 1 and play their home fixtures at Tircanol Playing Fields, Morriston, Swansea. Gas Test Drilling[edit] In August 2015 it was revealed that Pyle-based UK Methane wants to drill a 1,000m borehole off Bryntywod Road. Future developments[edit] There are proposals to develop a new 18 hole championship golf course and leisure complex near the village called Royal Fern Park.[2] In August 2008, it was announced that the plan was approved by the local council and would not be blocked by the Welsh Assembly.[3] Part of the development will include residential housing and a clubhouse with fitness and leisure facilities. References[edit]

^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales
Wales
Press 2008 ^ £15M GOLF PLAN OUT OF BUNKER South Wales
Wales
Evening Post 25 June 2008 ^ CITY GOLF COMPLEX GO-AHEAD South Wales
Wales
Evening Post 2 August 2008

External links[edit]

[1] Evening Post - Story on Royal Fern Leisure Complex Royal Fern Park

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