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County Swansea

Penllergaer (Welsh: Penlle'r-gaer) is a village and community in the City and County of Swansea, Wales, to the east of Gorseinon, within the electoral ward of the same name. It is situated about 4.5 miles north west of Swansea city centre, near junction 47 of the M4 motorway. The population of the community and ward was 2,868 in 2011.


Penllergaer Woods, on the edge of the Parc Penllergaer housing development, once formed part of John Dillwyn Llewelyn's Penllergare estate and surrounded his mansion house. The first photographs of the moon were taken at Dillwyn Llewelyn's observatory, which still stands.

penllerger trust- The Penllergare Trust was formed as an independent charity in 2000 - completely independent of the local council and of Government. It has relied on donations, legacies and money raised from activities and commercial operations for income and thankfully it has been supported by a Friends group and many volunteers and schools without whom it simply could not manage. Together with its supporters, The Penllergare Trust aims to protect Penllergare Valley Woods and open them to the public as a valuable community asset for the whole of Swansea and beyond.

During World War II, the estate was purchased by the missionary Rees Howells and the mansion was offered as a residence to the exiled Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.


Penllergaer has a Church in Wales church named St David's, and the present Vicar is Reverend Alan Bayes (FAB). The church is located on Swansea Road, the vicarage being opposite. Penllergar primary school is very near the church in fact so close by it will take three minutes.

Neighboring places

The nearby places are Garden Village, Gorseinon, Fforestfach, Llangyfelach, Grovesend, Pontlliw and Felindre.


Penllergaer has its own village rugby and football teams, the football teams play in Camarthenshire League, the 1st team in Division 2 and the reserves in Reserve Division 2.


Penllergaer Primary School was built in 1881, and moved to its present site, on Pontardulais Road, in 1976.

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