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West Cross

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OS grid reference  SS614890
Country  Wales
Postcode district  SA3
Area  248 ha
Ceremonial county  West Glamorgan
UK parliament constituency  Gower
Principal area  Swansea
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Police  South Wales
Dialling code  1792
Post town  Swansea
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West Cross is a suburban area of Swansea, Wales, located to the south of Swansea city centre, near Mumbles falling within the West Cross ward.

Map of West Cross, Swansea, UK

A high majority of the homes are Council built, but many have been sold to the occupiers in the Council's right to buy policy scheme during the 1970s and 1980s. Along with homes being bought, the Council had to upgrade a number of the houses during the 1980s, as they were of the BISF (British Iron and Steel Federation) prefabricated design and had to be brought up to current safety standards by removing asbestos insulation and replacing the structure rods. Along with the Council designed/built homes, private homes were built (by home development companies) from the 1950s and 1960s onwards. The area also includes: two parks, three schools, two pubs and various small (convenience) stores.

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw, a Welsh-medium primary school, relocated from its temporary premises in Singleton Park to West Cross Lane in West Cross in September 2008. The school serves the Swansea West area and is now housed in modern purpose built premises at West Cross.


West Cross Wikipedia

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