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The electoral ward of Newton in the City of and County of Swansea, South Wales consists of some or all of the following areas, Bishopston, Black Pill, Cheriton, Fairyhill, Horton, Knelston, Landimore, Llanddewi, Llangennith, Llanmadoc, Llanrhidian, Middleton, Newton, Nicholaston, Oldwalls, Overton, Oxwich Green, Oxwich, Parkmill, Penmaen, Pennard, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili, The Mumbles, West Cross. A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe - aber river-mouth + river Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower peninsula. ... South Wales is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the East and South, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the North and West. ...


The village of Newton is located near the Mumbles just inland and uphill from Swansea Bay. Mumbles village, Wales Mumbles (otherwise The Mumbles – Welsh Y Mwmbwls) is a village and adjacent headland stretching into Swansea Bay. ...


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Llanrhidian. The village of Llanrhidian in The Gower Peninsula, South Wales (397 words)
Llanrhidian is located on the North Gower coast and benefits from many spectacular views over the estuary and salt marshes.
Rather unfortunately, the sailors were carrying the plague, which spread to the residents of the village and wiped out its entire population.
Between Llanrhidian and Llanmadoc stands the castle of Weobley, a fortified manor house, which is open to the public and owned by CADW.
Welcome to Llanrhidian (195 words)
Until the beginning of the 20th century it was the centre of a large weaving industry.
Today the main characteristics of Llanrhidian are peace and quiet, and the pleasure of rambling along paths through woodland glades and coastal tracks, keeping an eye open for herons, buzzards and wildfowl, plentiful fungi and profuse wildflowers.The upper of two standing stones on the village green is clearly the remains of a Celtic Cross.
The lower one is recorded in the parish register as having been raised in 1884, and was probably used as a village pillory at one time.
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