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In 1868, the parish of Briton Ferry contained the following places:

"BRITON FERRY, a parish in the hundred of Neath, in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 2 miles to the S. of Neath. The village stands in a charming spot on the coast of Swansea Bay, at the mouth of the river Neath, and is a station on the South Wales railway. The Neath canal terminates at this place. The manor belongs to the Earl of Jersey. The inhabitants of the village are chiefly employed in the neighbouring coal-works. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, of the value of £124, in the gift of the Earl of Jersey. The views from the church are remarkably fine. The poets Gray and Mason used to visit this place, and the latter celebrated its beauty in one of his poems."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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