Place:West Glamorgan, Wales

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NameWest Glamorgan
Alt namesW Glamsource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypePreserved county
Coordinates51.583°N 3.583°W
Located inWales     (1974 - 1996)
Also located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
See alsoNeath Port Talbot, Walesunitary authority formed 1996
Swansea, Walesunitary authority formed 1996
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Swansea ( 1974 - 1996 )
Borough (municipal)
Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Port Talbot ( 1974 - 1996 )
Civil parish
Baglan ( 1974 - 1996 )
Birchgrove ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bishopston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Blaen Gwrach ( 1974 - 1996 )
Blaenhonddan ( 1974 - 1996 )
Cilybebyll ( 1974 - 1996 )
Clun ( 1974 - 1996 )
Clydach (near Swansea) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Coedffranc ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dulais Valley ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dyffrynclydach near Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dylais Higher ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dylais Lower ( 1974 - 1996 )
Glyncorrwg ( 1974 - 1996 )
Gowerton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llan giwg ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llangyfelach ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llansamlet ( 1974 - 1996 )
Margam ( 1974 - 1996 )
Michaelston super Avan ( 1974 - 1996 )
Morriston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Neath Higher ( 1974 - 1996 )
Neath Lower ( 1974 - 1996 )
Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Pontardulais ( 1974 - 1996 )
Port Eynon ( 1974 - 1996 )
Resolven ( 1974 - 1996 )
Rhossili ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tonna ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hamlet
Coedffranc ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dyffrynclydach near Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Inhabited place
Aberavon ( 1974 - 1996 )
Abergwynfi ( 1974 - 1996 )
Briton Ferry ( 1974 - 1996 )
Cwmtwrch ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dylais Lower ( 1974 - 1996 )
Glynneath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Gorseinon ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llanmadog ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llanrhidian ( 1974 - 1996 )
Loughor ( 1974 - 1996 )
Mumbles ( 1974 - 1996 )
Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Oxwich ( 1974 - 1996 )
Oystermouth ( 1974 - 1996 )
Pontardawe ( 1974 - 1996 )
Pontardulais ( 1974 - 1996 )
Port Talbot ( 1974 - 1996 )
Sketty ( 1974 - 1996 )
Skewen ( 1974 - 1996 )
Swansea ( 1974 - 1996 )
Ystalyfera ( 1974 - 1996 )
Parish (ancient)
Baglan ( 1974 - 1996 )
Blaen Gwrach ( 1974 - 1996 )
Cadoxton juxta Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Clun ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dyffrynclydach near Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Glyncorrwg ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llan giwg ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llangyfelach ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llansamlet ( 1974 - 1996 )
Margam ( 1974 - 1996 )
Michaelston super Avan ( 1974 - 1996 )
Neath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Resolven ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tonna ( 1974 - 1996 )
Principal area
Neath Port Talbot (principal area) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Swansea (principal area) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Registration district
Neath Registration District ( 1974 - 1996 )
Swansea Registration District ( 1974 - 1996 )
Rural district
Gower ( 1974 - 1996 )
Suburb
Margam ( 1974 - 1996 )
Township
Blaenhonddan ( 1974 - 1996 )
Resolven ( 1974 - 1996 )
Unitary authority
Neath Port Talbot (principal area) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Swansea (principal area) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Urban district
Briton Ferry ( 1974 - 1996 )
Glyncorrwg ( 1974 - 1996 )
Llwchwr ( 1974 - 1996 )
Margam ( 1974 - 1996 )
Oystermouth ( 1974 - 1996 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

West Glamorgan is a preserved county and former administrative county of Wales, one of the divisions of the ancient county of Glamorgan.

West Glamorgan was created on 1 April 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972 from the county borough of Swansea, the municipal boroughs of Neath and Port Talbot, the urban districts of Glyncorrwg and Llwchwr, Gower Rural District, Pontardawe Rural District, and all of Neath Rural District except the parish of Rhigos. From 1982, the main council offices were located in County Hall, Swansea.

West Glamorgan had four districts, as follows:

Following the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, West Glamorgan and its component districts were abolished on 1 April 1996, the area being divided into the two unitary authorities of Swansea and Neath and Port Talbot. Lliw Valley was partitioned between the two authorities. A West Glamorgan preserved county was created for the limited functions of Lieutenancy and High Shrievalty.

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