Lliw Valley

Coordinates: 51°45′43″N 3°57′54″W / 51.762°N 3.965°W / 51.762; -3.965

Lliw Valley / Dyffryn Lliw
Status District, Borough
HQ Civic Centre Penllergaer
Created 1974
Abolished 1996
Succeeded by Swansea
Neath Port Talbot

The Borough of Lliw Valley (Welsh: Dyffryn Lliw) was one of the four local government districts of West Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 to 1996. It was formed by the merger of the Llwchwr urban district and Pontardawe Rural District, under the Local Government Act 1972.

It was abolished in 1996, with part of its area becoming part of the new Swansea unitary authority, and part becoming part of Neath Port Talbot unitary authority.

Communities becoming part of Swansea:

  • Clydach
  • Gorseinon
  • Gowerton
  • Grovesend
  • Llangyfelach
  • Llwchwr
  • Mawr
  • Penllergaer
  • Pontarddulais
  • Pontlliw

Communities becoming part of Neath Port Talbot:

  • Cilybebyll
  • Cwmllynfell
  • Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
  • Pontardawe
  • Ystalyfera

The old Lliw Valley had two football clubs in the Welsh Football League - Garden Village and Pontardawe Town.

Local government districts of Wales 1974–1996
  • Alyn and Deeside
  • Colwyn
  • Delyn
  • Glyndŵr
  • Rhuddlan
  • Wrexham Maelor
  • Carmarthen
  • Ceredigion
  • Dinefwr
  • Llanelli
  • Preseli Pembrokeshire
  • South Pembrokeshire
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Islwyn
  • Monmouth
  • Newport
  • Torfaen
  • Aberconwy
  • Arfon
  • Dwyfor
  • Meirionnydd
  • Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey
Mid Glamorgan
  • Cynon Valley
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Ogwr
  • Rhondda
  • Rhymney Valley
  • Taff-Ely
  • Brecknock
  • Montgomeryshire
  • Radnorshire
South Glamorgan
  • Cardiff
  • Vale of Glamorgan
West Glamorgan

Famous quotes containing the word valley:

    As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)