Photographer's Note

Penclawdd is a small town on the northern edge of the Gower Peninsula on the Loughor Estuary. Most famous recently for it's cockle industry which dates back to Roman times. The Roman fort of Leucarium was a few miles further upstream guarding the strategic crossing of the River Loughor.

Until the end of the 19th century it was a thriving sea port and industrial centre. Coal was mined locally and there were tinplate, brass and copper works.

The foreground water is a creek off the main river estuary and is a popular safe mooring for pleasure craft.

Glint has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 770
Points: 2
  • None
Additional Photos by Gerwyn Gibbs (gibbsy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 199] (1535)
View More Pictures