Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Powell Street

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51°49'32"-03°39'40" show decimal

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Powell Street
Penwyllt, Pen-y-Cae, Swansea, SA9 1GQ, Wales

Penwyllt was a small community of workers from the limestone quarries in the area of Craig-Y-Nos. It's hey-day was during the late 19th Century when it had a rail link (Neath and Brecon Railway), but went into decline as industry changed and population dwindled until the quarry closed in 1977. Most of the village was demolished in the 1980s.

A row of terraces in Powell Street remain, and now forms the headquarters of the South Wales Caving Club, which also provides accomodation.

How to get here:

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Road: A465 - Follow the A465 to Glyn-neath, taking the exit into the town. Continue onto the A4109 (Inter Valley Road), and then bear onto the A4221 at Banwen/Dyffryn Cellwen. Continue on to Abercraf, and then turn right onto the A4067. Continue along here until you pass Tawe Uchaf, and then there will be a right turn not far before Craig-Y-Nos. Cross the river and then turn left, and follow the road to Powell Street (caving club). (10 miles, 15m) +

Parking Details

Parking area near quarry

This location is private and has no or limited access only. As part of the SWCC the terraces are private property; location visitors are generally accepted but should respect the club and any directives given by staff.

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableThe terraces

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"There was a marquee set up which inhibits the view a bit! Also, depending where you stand in the field really changes the angle of the mountain behind!"

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Countrycide
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Filmed: 2006
The team approach the terraces.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 6th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The marquee meant I couldn't quite get the angle I wanted for this"

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Countrycide
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Filmed: 2006
The team approach the terraces.

 

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Photograph taken: 6th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Countrycide
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Filmed: 2006
Jack and Owen watch Gwen head dazedly off.

 

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Photograph taken: 6th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Countrycide
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Filmed: 2006
Jack and Gwen search the houses.

 

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Photograph taken: 6th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Countrycide
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Filmed: 2006
Jack looks around the terraces.

Countrycide
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Filmed: 2006
Jack starts to search the houses.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Penwyllt Inn (Countrycide). No route recorded to this location.

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Craig-Y-Nos Castle Hotel (Tooth and Claw). Road (2 miles, 5m) : Follow the road down to the A4067, then turn right. The hotel will be on the right as you pass through Craig-Y-Nos.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Penwyllt Quarry (Countrycide): 0.11 miles.

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National Showcaves Centre for Wales (The Pirate Planet): 1.08 miles.

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Maesgwyn Windfarm (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 4.13 miles.

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Pont Melin-fach (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 4.45 miles.

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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South Wales Caving Club - Cottages

Further links about the location:

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Wikipedia - Penwyllt History

Related Stories

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Countrycide [2006]: Torchwood arrive at some deserted cottages.

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