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Bishopston is the name of an electoral ward, a community and a village in the City of Swansea, and County of Swansea, South Wales. The community has its own community council. Most of the area is rural consisting of farmland and small villages

The electoral ward of Bishopston consists of some or all of the following areas: Barland Common, Caswell, Clyne Common, Bishopston, Manselfield, Murton, Oldway, in the parliamentary constituency of Gower. It is bordered by the Bristol Channel to the south; Pennard to the west; Fairwood to the north; and Mayals, West Cross and Newton to the east.

The village of Bishopston (Welsh: Llandeilo Ferwallt) is located in the Gower Peninsula within the ward about 5 miles (8Km) south west of Swansea City Centre. It is one of the largest villages on the Gower. The village has its own rugby club Bishopston RFC and its own comprehensive school Bishopston Comprehensive.

The Bishopston Church, located at the head of Bishopston Valley is dedicated to St. Teilo who gives the village its Welsh name.

Bishopston also contains its own primary and comprehensive school. The comprehensive school, Bishopston Comprehensive, is rated amongst the top comprehensive schools in Swansea.

Local beaches include Brandy Cove, Caswell Bay and Pwll-Du.


 Tennis in Bishopston:
 Bishopston Tennis Club
       Bishopston Sports Centre
       The Glebe
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       SA3 3JP
 01792 235 040
 01792 235 049


 Pubs/Bars in Bishopston:
 Beaufort Arms
       18 Pennard Road
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3JS
 01792 234521

 Bishopston Valley Hotel
       Bishopston Road
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3EJ
 01792 234820

 The Joiners Arms
       50 Bishopston Road
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3EJ
 01792 232658

 Plough & Harrow
       88 Oldway
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3DJ
 01792 234459

 Winston Hotel
       11 Church Lane
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3JT


 Hotels in Bishopston:
 Winston Private Hotel
       11 Church Lane
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3JT
 01792 232074


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Bishopston:
 Barlands Cottage B&B
       1 Old Kittle Road
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       SA3 3JU
 01792 232615
 enquiries@barlandscottage.co.uk
 http://www.barlandscottage.co.uk


 Riding in Bishopston:
 Copley Stables
       Copley
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3JH
 01792 234428


 Places of Worship in Bishopston:
 Pitton Methodist Church
       Bishopston Road
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3EH
 01792 232867

 St Teilo's Bishopston
       The Rectory
       4 Portway
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       West Glamorgan
       SA3 3JR
 01792 232140


 Schools/Colleges in Bishopston:
 Bishopston Comprehensive School (Secondary)
       The Glebe
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       SA3 3JP
 01792 234121

 Bishopston Primary School
       Bishopston Road
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       SA3 3EN
 01792 232754

 Craig Y Nos School (Independent)
       Clyne Common
       Bishopston
       Swansea
       SA3 3JB
 01792 234288
 01792 233813


Bishopston, or Llan-Deilo-Ver-Walt - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
BISHOPSTON, or LLAN-DEILO-VER-WALT, a parish, in the union and hundred of Swansea, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 6½ miles (S. W. by W.) from Swansea; containing 491 inhabitants. This place derives its name from having formerly belonged to the bishops of Llandaf, who held the manor in free alms. The custom of the manor is, that copyholds not only descend to the youngest son or daughter, but also in the collateral line, to brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, &c.; and there is an ancient tenement, called Culver House, which is held by service of grand serjeantry at the king's coronation, the tenure having been recognized by a late court of claims. The village is pleasantly situated in a fertile vale near the sea. The small village of Caswell, in the parish, gives name to Caswell bay, remarkable for the grandeur of its rocky scenery, and for the variety and beauty of the shells thrown up on the shore. A spring of water, issuing from a rock close to the beach, which is covered by the sea at high water, is said to retain its freshness, perfectly free from any saline mixture, when the sea retires. Lead-ore exists in the parish, and was formerly procured; within the last few years the mine was reopened, when the implements of the former miners were discovered, and several tons of good ore were raised, but the works have again been discontinued.

The living is a rectory, rated in the king's books at £9. 6. 8.; net income, £242, with a glebe-house; patron, the Bishop of Llandaf. The church, dedicated to St. Teilo, has no particular claim to architectural description. There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists. Mrs. Catherine Rees, in 1728, bequeathed £100 to be invested in the purchase of land, out of the rent of which £2. 8. are appropriated to the instruction of children, and the remainder is distributed among the poor of the parish. The school is situated near the church, and is principally supported by school-fees: a Sunday school is held in the same room. A sum of £4. 15., principally arising from a bequest of £20, by William Hamon, in 1785, and from one of £100, by — Bateman, in 1832, is distributed at Easter and Christmas. Here was formerly a chapel, which has long since fallen into ruins. The Rev. Edward Davies, the learned author of the Celtic Researches, and the Mythology of the Ancient Britons, was for many years rector of this parish, where he died and was buried, in January 1831.



 

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