Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge

The ward, which has a population of 4,000, is represented by Labour’s William Evans.

Lying approximately seven kms north-west of Swansea, the area consists largely of the Kingsbridge and Garden Village localities. Its neighbouring Wards are: Penllergaer, Penderry, Cockett, Gowerton, Upper Loughor, and Gorseinon.

The settlement of Kingsbridge grew up around the area’s numerous collieries and tinplate works, but remained largely undeveloped until the turn of the 20th Century.

In 1908, when the Bryngwyn Steelworks was opened in the neighbouring Gorseinon ward, the intensity of housing development in the area increased.

By 1914, the construction of Garden Village had commenced, comprising mainly of three bedroom semi-detached houses, and by the late 1930s was largely complete.

In more recent times, Kingsbridge has seen further housing expansion, most recently on the site of the former Cae Duke Colliery, which was redeveloped to provide modern mixed housing in the late 1990s.

William Evans

William Evans

Councillor

Quick Facts

  • Labour Held

    Kingsbridge is a Labour held ward.

  • Representatives

    Kingsbridge has 1 Labour representative.

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