"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Oxwich

Oxwich is a village on the Gower Peninsula, in the city and county of Swansea in south Wales. Oxwich is part of the small community of Penrice which extends from the village of Horton to Oxwich Bay, and as of 2001 recorded a population of 454 inhabitants.

Oxwich's main site of historical interest is the castle which is thought by many academics to be the most historic castle on the Gower Peninsula. The earliest evidence of it being inhabited is in 1459, where Philip Mansel was recorded as holding it. The Mansel family were a minor gentry in South Wales, who grew in power and prestige under the Tudor monarchs. The parish church of St. Illtyd's overlooks Oxwich Bay. A place of worship has stood on this site since the 6th century, but the main tower of today was built in the 14th century. The chancel of this church is thought to be a 6th-century cell. The church bell in the tower also dates back to the 14th century, but was recast in 1892. In the churchyard there is a well, which locals believe is haunted by a ghost. Legend has it that a ghost was seen in the churchyard before vanishing into a well.

Local authority: Swansea Council

OS Grid Reference: SS495866

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Things to see and do in and around Oxwich

  • Gower Heritage Centre
  • Gower Heritage Centre
  • Oystermouth Castle
  • Singleton Park and Botanical Gardens
  • Llanelli WWT National Wetland Centre
  • National Wetlands Centre, Wales
  • Blackpill Lido
  • Gower Coast Adventures
  • The LEC
  • Llanelli Leisure Centre

Tourist Information

Mumbles
Tourist Information Centre
Mumbles Methodist Church
Mumbles Road
Mumbles Swansea
Wales
SA3 4BU

Phone 01792 361302
Email info@mumblestic.co.uk
http://www.mumblestic.co.uk

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Forecast for Wednesday 26 July

06:00


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1006
Humidity 98%
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09:00


Chance of rain 65%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1005
Humidity 96%
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12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1005
Humidity 81%
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15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 17°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1006
Humidity 71%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1006
Humidity 70%
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21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1007
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
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