SS5698 : Rhyd Llwchwr / Loughor Ford

near to Loughor, Swansea/Abertawe, Great Britain

Rhyd Llwchwr / Loughor Ford
Rhyd Llwchwr / Loughor Ford
Afon Llwchwr yn ystod llanw isel ym mis Ebrill 1996. Noder bonau'r hen bont a dymchwelyd yn ystod y 1980au (?). Mae'n bosibl hefyd taw hwn oedd yr union fan lle bu'r Rhufeiniad yn rhydio'r afon. Lleolir y gaer Rufeinig 'Leucarum' ychydig llathenni i'r chwith yn llythrennol. Yn 1188 croesodd Gerallt Gymro yr afon yng nghwmni yr Archesgob Baldwin o Gaergrawnt yn ystod eu taith drwy Gymru yn ceisio dwyn perswad ar y Cymry i ymuno a'r Drydedd Groesgad. Yr afon wrth gwrs oedd yr hen ffin rhwng Siroedd Morgannwg a Chaerfyrddin.

The Llwchwr (Loughor)River during low tide in April 1996. Note the stumps of the old bridge which was demolished in the 1980s (?). This may have also been the exact spot where the Romans forded the river. 'Leucarum' the name of the fort is literally only a few yards away. In 1188, Gerald of Wales, accompanied by Archbishop Baldwin of Canterbury, records crossing the river in their quest to enrol Welshmen to join the Third Crusade. The river of course was the former county boundary of Glamorganshire and Carmarthenshire
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1996
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First in 5 Years (TPoint) ?
Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 April, 1996   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5616 9813 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.8093N 4:4.8680W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 5628 9806
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