Llangyfelach is a village and community located in the City and County
of Swansea, Wales.
Llangyfelach is situated about 4 miles north of the
centre of Swansea, just west of Morriston. It falls within the
Llangyfelach ward. To the west is open moorland.
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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 tinplate works, which hosted
National Eisteddfod in 2006.
Bordering the village to the north is the
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 Church of St David and
Cyfelach. The site dates back to the 6th Century: St. David the Patron
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 was the birthplace of the painter Evan Walters, and is
mentioned in a folk song about the practice of 'pressing' men into
Llangyfelach AFC was founded in 1992 and since then there has been
many successful eras throughout the club.
Llangyfelach AFC play in
Swansea Senior League Division 1 and play their home fixtures at
Tircanol Playing Fields, Morriston, Swansea.
Gas Test Drilling
In August 2015 it was revealed that Pyle-based UK Methane wants to
drill a 1,000m borehole off Bryntywod Road.
There are proposals to develop a new 18 hole championship golf course
and leisure complex near the village called Royal Fern Park. In
August 2008, it was announced that the plan was approved by the local
council and would not be blocked by the Welsh Assembly. Part of the
development will include residential housing and a clubhouse with
fitness and leisure facilities.
^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of
Wales Press 2008
^ £15M GOLF PLAN OUT OF BUNKER South
Wales Evening Post 25 June 2008
^ CITY GOLF COMPLEX GO-AHEAD South
Wales Evening Post 2 August 2008
Evening Post - Story on Royal Fern Leisure Complex
Royal Fern Park (Swan