Morriston Green Map
Morriston’s history goes back a long way, to the height of the copper and tin industry in the 18th century that made the Swansea area so important. Its founder, Sir John Morris, built the village for the industry’s workers and laid out the village in the grid pattern that can still be seen to this day.
From this small start, Morriston has grown to a population of over 16000 and has replaced its industrial heritage with big service industry employers such as the DVLA and Morriston Hospital. These two modern institutions share the Morriston landscape with the old in the form of the famous Tabernacle Chapel amongst others.
Alongside the architecture, Morriston has some wonderful parks and open spaces that are home to bowls players and BMX riders, important natural areas for wildlife as well as the river and of course, there’s the duck pond in Morriston Park!
Morriston and Clase are home to a wide range of groups and organisations that give the area a real sense of identity. This has over the years, taken the name of Morriston all over the world through the Morriston Orpheus choir - one of many choirs in the area. If singing is not your thing though, Morriston has groups of all sorts from camera clubs to rugby clubs and everything in between.
Click on the cover image opposite to download a PDF version of this green map or click on the word 'interactive' to explore an interactive version on the Open Green Maps website.