Places, villages, farms etc within Loughor parish as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Mary Greatorex)
- Loughor (1): Bwlch-y-mynydd, Fernel, Kings Bridge, Leucarum (site of), Loughor, Loughor Castle, Upper Loughor
- Detached (1); Alltwen, Bank-y-Cwm, Berthlwyd, Bevexe fach, Cae Mansel, Cefn-golau, Cefn-golau farm, Cefn-gorwydd, Cwm Mansel, Felin fach, Gelli-eithrym, Gowerton, Island House, LM&SR railway line, Steel works.
- Gowerton (2); Afon Llan, Colliery, Garden Village, Hospital, Hospital, Pen-y-fodau fach, Pen-y-fodau fawr, Stafford Common, Trafle, Tumulus. (Places, villages, farms etc lying outside the borough of Loughor in the division of Gowerton as shown in the parish map of Loughor)
"Lochor, or Llwchwr, was the Leucarum mentioned in the Itineraries, and the fifth Roman station on the Via Julia. This small village is situated on a tide-river bearing the same name, which divides the counties of Glamorgan and Carmarthen, and over which there is a ferry. ' Lochor river partith Kidwelli from West Gowerlande'(Leland). (The ferry is no more. The river is crossed by a fine railway bridge).
The Itinerary Through Wales and The Description of Wales by Giraldus Cambrensis (1188).The text is that of Sir Richard Colt Hoare who published an English translation in 1806, chiefly from the texts of Camden and Wharton . This extract is from the foot-notes in the Everyman's Library edition, (ed. Ernest Rhys) 1908.
Descriptions of the parish from
A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811
Loughor - on Wikipedia
Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site
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Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish
You can see the
administrative areas in which Loughor has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county
The borough and parish of Loughor in the County of Glamorgan - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS563980 (Lat/Lon: 51.662356, -4.079057), Loughor which are provided by: