Swansea Bay 1904 - Wales Sheet 247

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This folded map which measures approximately 24" x 18" when unfolded is produced by Alan Godfrey and covers an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles. It shows railways, roads and canals, and gives a broad view of a wider area. It also includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village.

The Inch to the Mile map covers the area around Swansea, Mumbles Head and Neath. Coverage stretches from Llanelly eastward to Port Talbot, and from Oxwich Point northward to Llangennech and Clydach. Swansea is near the centre of the map, and close examination reveals a wealth of fine detail, including the railways of the area, many of them long since closed, such as the Swansea Bay Railway, the Swansea & Mumbles Railway and the Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway. The coastline is always interesting, from the rocks of Mumbles Head to the sands of Baglan Bay. On the reverse we include an extract from Glamorgan Sheet 22.04, covering the village of Penclawdd in more detail, already showing several disused collieries and quarries by 1913.

It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.

Carmarthenshire: Llanelly, Llangennech.

Glamorgan: Aberavon, Bishopston, Briton Ferry, Clydach, Cockett, Dyffryn Clydach, Gowerton, Ilston, Llandore, Llansamlet, Loughor, Morriston, Neath, Nicholaston, Penard, Penclawdd, Penmaen, Port Talbot, Swansea, The Mumbles.

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