Place:Pontardawe, Glamorgan, Wales

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NamePontardawe
Alt namesCwmtawesource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates51.717°N 3.85°W
Located inGlamorgan, Wales
Also located inNeath Port Talbot, Wales    
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Pontardawe ( – "bridge on the Tawe") is a town of some 5,000 inhabitants in the Swansea Valley (Welsh: Cwmtawe) in south Wales. The community of Pontardawe, comprising the electoral wards of Pontardawe and Trebanos, is served by an elected Town Council and forms part of the county borough of Neath Port Talbot.

Pontardawe first came into existence as a settlement at the crossroads of two drovers' tracks, one from Swansea to Brecon, and the other from Neath to Llandeilo. Its best known landmark today is the tall spire of St Peter's church which sits on a high point of the valley floor overlooking the Swansea Canal close to the centre of the town.

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