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Encyclopedia > Penclawdd
Views of the village.
Views of the village.
Penclawdd at sunset, Gower, South Wales.
Division 3 West Winners 2005.
Division 3 West Winners 2005.
Penclawdd, Gower, South Wales .
Penclawdd, Gower, South Wales .

Penclawdd is a village which is situated in the north of the Gower Peninsula in the City and County of Swansea, South Wales. It falls within the Penclawdd electoral ward It is one of the larger villages on the Gower. Part of the village is perched on a high location, enjoying panoramic views over the Loughor estuary and surrounding Gower countryside, while the main part of the village stretches along the edge of the estuary. Being so close to an estuary, Penclawdd is thriving with wildlife. It is plentiful in birdlife and with wild horses that roam the estuary. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 547 KB) Picture of Penclawdd at sunset. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 547 KB) Picture of Penclawdd at sunset. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1782 × 1272 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1782 × 1272 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 588 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Penclawdd Village with boats on the sea. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 588 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Penclawdd Village with boats on the sea. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Rhossili Beach, Gower, Wales The Gower peninsula (Welsh: ) is a peninsula on the south coast of Glamorgan, Wales. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) 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. ... Penclawdd is the name of an electoral ward in the City and County of Swansea, South Wales. ... Looking out to the Loughor estuary from Rhossili The Loughor estuary is the estuary of the River Loughor, located between the Gower Peninsula and Carmarthenshire, south Wales. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ...

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Brief history

Up until the end of the 19th century Penclawdd was a thriving sea port. The village was renowned for coal mining and its extensive tinplate, copper and brass works. There was a time when Penclawdd had a forge, twenty grocers, three butchers, three drapers, four fish and chip shops, eleven pubs, a cinema, the still remaining three chapels and a church and a busy railway station. The original railway platform still remains today. Also, built in 1807, a now derelict Hermon Chapel was used to help ships navigate the estuary. Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Surface coal mining in Wyoming. ... Tinplate is sheet steel covered with a thin layer of tin. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Standard atomic weight 63. ... For other uses, see Brass (disambiguation). ... Fish and chips in wrapping paper Fish and chips is deep-fried fish in batter with deep-fried potatoes, and is a popular take-away food. ... A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. ... A chapel is a church other than a parish church, often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... It has been suggested that Ecclesia (Church) be merged into this article or section. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Composer Karl Jenkins was born and raised in Penclawdd. Karl Jenkins (born February 17, 1944) is a Welsh musician and composer. ...


Penclawdd RFC

Penclawdd has a long history in rugby. Penclawdd RFC Penclawdd Rugby Club officially formed in 1888, but rugby has been played in the village since 1880 1881, the same year as the founding of the Welsh Rugby Union. In its formative years the club had no permanent pitch, but played on suitable available ground in various areas of the village. Haydn Tanner is one of the club's most famous players, playing for the Wales, and the British Lions in 1938. Willie Davies, another famous Penclawdd international went North and played for Bradford Northen in the 1930's, and also went on to represent Britain in rugby league. The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: Undeb Rygbi Cymru) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... Haydn Tanner (born 9 January 1917 in Penclawdd) is a former Welsh rugby union player who also played for the British and Irish Lions. ... Two rugby teams may be known as the British Lions, though it is not the correct title for either: The British and Irish Lions are a touring side playing rugby union. ... Rugby league football (usually shortened to rugby league, football, league or rugby) is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ...


The club is still thriving today, recently celebrating 125 years of rugby being played at Penclawdd and the first team is currently competing in the Division 2 West league of the WRU, the 2nds in the Swansea and district league, and the Youth play in the dragon's rugby trust leagues. The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is the governing body of the rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ...


Local delicacies

Penclawdd is most famous for its local cockle industry which goes back for many years to Roman times. This is one of the only industries to survive. These cockles are collected from the extensive sandy flats in the Burry Estuary and the cockles harvested there are sold worldwide. Samples of these famous cockles can be purchased at the stalls in Swansea Market and locally in the village itself. Up until 1970s the cockles were gathered by women using hand-rakes and riddles (coarse sieves) with the help of donkey carts, often braving very hard conditions. Now they are harvested mostly by men, still by hand but using tractors or Land Rovers. The original small, family-owned factories in Penclawdd have been demolished and cockles are now processed in two large, modern factories in the nearby village of Crofty; the product is largely exported to continental Europe. The word cockle may refer to: Cockle (bivalve), the common name for bivalve mollusks. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Swansea Market situated in the heart of Swansea city centre is the largest indoor market in Wales. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979. ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ...


Other local delicacies include laverbread (laver seaweed Porphyra umbilicalis washed and boiled; it is eaten dipped in oatmeal and fried in bacon fat) and salt marsh lamb. All of these and more are sold at an award winning local Penclawdd produce market. Laverbread (Welsh: Bara Lawr) is a traditional Welsh delicacy made from the seaweed laver. ... It has been suggested that Lambing be merged into this article or section. ...


Books on Penclawdd

There have been four books published on the vast history of Penclawdd:

  • A Dark And Pagan Place - By R. N. Cooper
  • Higher And Lower - By R. N. Cooper
  • Estuary People - By Ann Roberts
  • Service With A Smile - By Ann Roberts

External links

  • Welcome to Penclawdd
  • Holiday & background information on Penclawdd
  • Information on Penclawdd
  • Penclawdd Shellfish

Coordinates: 51.63481° N 4.11103° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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