Llansamlet  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llansamlet like this:

LLANSAMLET, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Neath district, Glamorgan. The village stands on the river Tawe and the Swansea canal, near the Swansea Vale railway, 3½ miles NNE of Swansea; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Neath. The parish is cut into two divisions, higher and lower; and comprises 6,735 acres of land, and 2,100 of water. ...

Real property of the higher div., £8,730; of which £5,900 are in mines. Pop. in 1851,1,477; in 1861,1,860. Houses, 368. Real property of the lower div., £9,059; of which £260 are in mines, and £20 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 2,799; in 1861,3,243. Houses, 645. The property is subdivided. Glanbrane and Gwernllwynwith are chief residences. There are coal mines and copper works; and they give a dismal aspect to the landscape. The railway, on both sides of L. station, traverses steep inclines. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Kilvey, in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church was recently in disrepair. There are a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, and charities £7.—The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

Llansamlet through time

Llansamlet is now part of Swansea district. Click here for graphs and data of how Swansea has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llansamlet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llansamlet, in Swansea and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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