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Dunvant is the name of an electoral ward, a community and a village in the City and County of Swansea, South Wales.

The electoral ward consists of some or all of the following areas, Derlwyn, Dunvant, Killay, in the parliamentary constituency of Swansea West. It is bounded by Fairwood to the east; Gowerton to the north; Killay North to the east and Killay South to the south.

The village of Dunvant is situated in Gower Peninsula in a valley about 3.5 miles west of Swansea City Centre. Dunvant Rugby Club is based here as well as Dunvant Male Choir. The Clyne Valley Cycle Track part of National Cycle Network Route 4 runs through this village.

History
Dunvant started out as a small village based around the coal industry. The area between Dunvant and Gowerton was once quite heavily industrialised. with four nearby collieries Killan, Bishwell, Bryn Mawr and Dunvant. Bishwell and Bryn Mawr to the south of Gowerton were short-lived and closed in the 1870s. However, the collieries in Dunvant have a longer history. Dunvant closed again in 1914. Killan ceased operations in 1925 following the disaster of 1924 in which 5 men were killed. At its peak it employed 900 men. Other industry included the Penlan (Dunvant) Brickworks and Quarry which although long since derelict is now an area of conservation and ecological diversity.

Development of this part of the South Wales Coalfield was due to the proximity of the Central Wales Line, which first opened to passengers in 1867 taking people from Swansea Victoria station via Blackpill through to Gowerton and beyond. At its peak, the railway carried up to 80 trains a day including express trains to Shrewsbury. Houses in the area sprung up in the form of ribbon development along the roads leading to the area in the early 1920s and 1930s. However, it was in the 1960s that larger housing estates appeared, creating the suburban area forming Dunvant today.

Famous People born in Dunvant

  • Ceri Richards (1903-1971), Artist, acknowledged as one of Walesí most important artist of the mid-twentieth century. went to Dunvant infants and junior school.
  • John Ormond (1923-90), poet and film-maker.
  • Sir Granville Beynon (1914-1996), Internationally renowned scientist

 


 Rugby in Dunvant: Dunvant RFC


 Pubs/Bars in Dunvant:
 The Dunvant Hungry Horse
       Dunvant Road
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA2 7SR
 01792 208112

 Found Out Inn
       Killan Road
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA2 7US
 01792 203596


 Restaurants in Dunvant:
 Full Moon Cantonese Cuisine (Chinese)
       7 Dunvant Square
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA2 7TA
 01792 297908


 Taxis in Dunvant:
 AC Jenkins Airport Services Ltd
       260 Dunvant Rd
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA2 7SR
 01792 205753

 CM Jenkins
       6 Brooklands Close
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA2 7TS
 01792 299961


 Places of Worship in Dunvant:
 Ebenezer Congregational Chapel
       3 Dunvant Square
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA2 7TA
 01792 205973


 Schools/Colleges in Dunvant:
 Dunvant Infant School
       Dunvant Road
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       SA2 7SN
 01792 207336

 Dunvant Junior School
       Dunvant Road
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       SA2 7SN
 01792 207196

 Hendrefoilan Primary School
       Dunvant Road
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       SA2 7LF
 01792 290223

 Pen Y Fro Primary School
       Priors Crescent
       Dunvant
       Swansea
       SA2 7UF
 01792 203728



 

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