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This site documents all the history of Treboeth.
Treboeth is a small village in Swansea, Wales.
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Origin of the name Treboeth
One version is – The second element of Treboeth is a mutated form of the Welsh adjective 'poeth' and the name means “burnt home-stead” or translated into “Hot Town”. It may indicate that a particular place was cleared by burning or even destroyed by fire.
Another version is - Treboeth is a corruption of Trebwthyn or Tribwthyn, three cottages, the original hamlet which stood 500 years ago besides the dirt track leading from Swansea to Penllergaer. Two of the cottages disappeared long ago but the third is still there at Llangyfelach Road, its historic past unrecognisable behind a sparkling white, modern frontage, in it lived two of Treboeth’s most Interesting characters, 90 year old Glyn Robert, and his 83 year old wife Edith. The cottage is named ‘Y Bwthyn Seren Fore’ Morning Star Cottage and takes Its name from the later building beside it, now an impressive modern house, it was once the Morning Star public house.
Fifty years ago (1940s) Treboeth was still a small village surrounded by green fields of Penlan Farm and Clase.