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Coordinates: 51°37′38″N 3°58′55″W / 51.62718°N 3.98196°W / 51.62718; -03.98196

Cockett is located in Wales2

 Cockett shown within Wales
OS grid reference SS629939
Principal area Swansea
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWANSEA
Postcode district SA1/SA2
Dialling code 01792
Police South Wales
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Swansea West
Welsh Assembly Swansea West
List of places: UK • Wales • Swansea

Cockett (Welsh: Y Cocyd) is a residential suburb of Swansea, Wales, UK falling within the Cockett ward. Cockett is located about 1.5 miles north west from Swansea city centre.

Cockett, in common with much of western Swansea, was the result of late Victorian and early twentieth century expansion. More housing estates were developed during the 20th Century and further housing was constructed near the Townhill district in the early 2000s. The area now has a broad mix of housing stock. 83% of the property in the Cockett neighbourhood is owner occupied.[1] The South Wales Police regional headquarters for Swansea is based in Cockett, as is Dylan Thomas Community School. There are a few shops in central Cockett, but the nearest shopping districts are on Carmarthen Road (A483) to the north and the Swansea West Business Park to the north west.

The main road through Cockett is the A4216 road linking Sketty to the south with Fforestfach to the north. Cockett has a disused railway station to the north, by Station Road. The old platforms on the Swansea-Llanelli line are still in place and there are proposals by SWWITCH to reinstate this station in the future, which would provide a 10 minute journey to Swansea railway station in the city centre.[2] Cockett is served by First Cymru buses from Swansea bus station: numbers 15 and 17 to Gowerton; number 43 to Morriston Hospital and numbers 400 and 404 to Llanelli.[3]


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