Mawr is Swansea’s smallest ward having a population of only 1,900.
It is situated approximately 16 kms north of the city centre, consisting of the Craig Cefn Parc, Felindre and Garnswllt. Its neighbouring Wards are Clydach, Morriston, Llangyfelach and Pontarddulais.
As well as being the smallest ward population it is also the joint least densely populated with Gower.
Mawr comprises of largely open, upland green space, apart from the villages of Craig Cefn Parc (in the south eastern part), Garnswllt (close to the County’s northern boundary) and Felindre (in the south west).
The remainder of its development comprises mainly scattered farm developments. The two villages of Craig Cefn Parc and Garnswllt grew up around the coal mining and related industries, dating back to at least the 19th Century.
Craig Cefn Parc is today a mixture of local authority housing, traditional semi-detached ‘worker houses’ and modernised, large detached properties. Garnswllt exhibits a similar mixture of styles.