Ilston (Welsh: Llanilltud Gwyr) is the name of a village and a local government community in Swansea, southwest Wales. Ilston has its own community council. The population of the community in the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 538 and 537 in 2011 and also includes the villages and hamlets of Parkmill, Nicholaston and Lunnon. The name of the village is thought to have originated from Saint Illtud.
The community is surrounded by common land used as grazing land, woodlands and fields.
There is a highly recommended two mile walk from the church through five different kinds of woods and over four small bridges following the brook past the first recorded Baptist Church in Wales (1649) ending at a Parkmill-based public house.
- Gower Community Councils
- CADW: Historic Landscape Characterisation: Ilston
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Ilston and surrounding area
- grid reference
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