Category:Wards of Newport, Wales
Pages in category "Wards of Newport, Wales"
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Caerleon – The city of Chester was also historically called Caerleon. For the champion racehorse, see Caerleon II Caerleon is a town and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport. Caerleon is a site of importance, being the location of a notable Roman legionary fortress, Isca Augusta. The Wales National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths Museum are in Caerleon close to the remains of Isca Augusta, Caerleon is a site of considerable archaeological importance as the location of a Roman legionary fortress or castra. It was the headquarters for Legio II Augusta from about 75 to 300 AD, the Romans called the site Isca after the River Usk. The name Caerleon may derive from the Welsh for fortress of the legion, substantial excavated Roman remains can be seen, including the military amphitheatre, thermae and barracks occupied by the Roman Legion. In August 2011 the remains of a Roman harbour were discovered in Caerleon, according to Gildas, followed by Bede, Roman Caerleon was the site of two early Christian martyrdoms, those of Julius and Aaron. Recent finds suggest Roman occupation of some kind as late as AD380, Roman remains have also been discovered at The Mynde, itself a distinctive historical site. During the Middle Ages, after the Romans had left Britain, the parish church, St Cadocs was founded on the site of the legionary headquarters building probably sometime in the 6th century. A Norman-style motte and bailey castle was built outside the eastern corner of the old Roman fort, probably by the Welsh Lord of Caerleon and it was held in 1086 by Turstin FitzRolf, standard bearer to William the Conqueror at Hastings. From the apparent banishment of Turstin by William II, it was held from 1088 by Wynebald de Ballon, battles raged between the Welsh and Normans and in 1171 Iorwerth ab Owain and his two sons destroyed the town of Caerleon and burned the Castle. Caerleon was an important market and port and presumably became a borough by 1171, both castle and borough were seized by William Marshal in 1217 and Caerleon castle was rebuilt in stone. The remains of many of the old Roman buildings stood to some height until this time and were demolished for their building materials. During the Welsh Revolt in 1402 Rhys Gethin, General for Owain Glyndŵr, took Caerleon Castle together with those of Newport, Cardiff, Llandaff, Abergavenny, Caerphilly, the Tower is a Grade II* listed building. Across the Afon Lwyd from Caerleon, in the region of Penrhos Farm, are two English Civil War forts, in 1648 Oliver Cromwells troops camped overnight on Christchurch Hill, overlooking Newport, before their attack on Newport Castle the next day. The old wooden Caerleon Bridge was destroyed in a storm in 1779, until the Victorian development of the downstream docks at Newport Docks, Caerleon acted as the major port on the River Usk. The wharf was located on the bank, to the west of todays river bridge which marked the limit of navigability for masted ships. A tinplate works and mills were established on the outskirts of the town, in Ponthir, around this time, a plaque on the Mynde wall in High Street references the Newport Rising of 1839 in which John Frost of Newport was a prominent figure in the Chartist movement
2. Pillgwenlly – Pillgwenlly is an electoral district and coterminous community parish in the city of Newport, South Wales. The area is governed by the Newport City Council and its name may come from Pwll the Welsh language word for a water inlet, harbour or pool, and Gwenlly, a corruption of the name of Saint Gwynllyw, the name meaning Gwynllyws harbour. Supposedly it derives from the period when Gwynllyw was a pirate, the ward is bounded by the River Usk to the east and southeast, the Ebbw River to the southwest, the Great Western Main Line to the west and Cardiff Road to the north. It is an inner-city district to the south of the city centre and it contains the Newport Docks and the western ends of the Newport Transporter Bridge, City Bridge and George Street Bridge. Pill hosts the annual Pill Carnival, on the last weekend of August, the Old Town Dock area is currently undergoing a huge mixed-use regeneration to bring the derelict dock lands back into use. A lively market takes place on a Saturday morning at the Newport Auctions site, the opening line Libraries gave us power of the 1996 song A Design for Life, by Blackwood band Manic Street Preachers, was inspired by the legend above the entrance to the former Carnegie Library. In 2012 the TV drama series Being Human featured internal and external cafe scenes filmed in Pill near the Transporter Bridge, Pill Harriers RFC is a successful rugby union team affiliated to the Welsh Rugby Union, whose membership was historically made up from the local dock workers. In its past it supplied many players to both Newport RFC and the Wales national rugby union team, the football manager Tony Pulis was born in Pill. The Pearce brothers, six of whom were professional boxers, hailed from Pill, including David Bomber Pearce, Walter Bimbo Pearce, in July 2015, Gwent Police proposed a plan to develop a designated area for prostitution within the boundaries of Pill. The proposal follows a pilot scheme in the north of England. Officers stated that no decision would be made until they had looked at evidence from other initiatives and consulted with residents, businesses and the council. Officers commented that similar schemes had increased the reporting of offences against prostitutes, monmouth MP David Davies, who has debated prostitution on the Council of Europe, was cautious about the proposed area, and said that it should not become like Amsterdam
3. Allt-yr-yn – Allt-yr-yn is a suburb of the city of Newport, south-east Wales. Pronounced by English-speaking locals as Olt-er-reen, the spelling should include two Ns at the end, as Allt-yr-ynn, the name means The slope of the ash trees in Welsh. Allt-yr-yn forms a ward and coterminous community of the city. It is mainly residential and contains many houses built in the early part of the 20th century. Some of the district is built upon the Ridgeway, Newport, the area is governed by the Newport City Council. Towards the City Centre, Allt-yr-yn is home to the offices of Newport City Council, at the Civic Centre, university of Wales, Newport had a campus located in Allt-yr-yn. It served as the universitys Science, IT and Business faculty, before moving to a site with a new £35 million complex on the banks of the River Usk in central Newport. The new campus opened in January 2011. Initially the new campus will house the Newport Business School and design, film and media elements of the Newport School of Art, Media, on the west side of Allt-yr-yn heights there is a Local Nature Reserve containing ancient woodland, meadows and five ponds. Between 1934 and the mid-1960s this was home to a swimming baths. The nature reserve borders the Crumlin Arm of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which runs parallel to the M4 Motorway at Allt-yr-yn, lock 2 has been restored by volunteers and work has started on lock 3. Lock 1 disappeared under road works in Newport early in the 20th century, a permanent military presence was established in the area with the completion of the Cavalry Barracks in 1845. There was once a hospital in the ward, but this was deemed surplus to requirements, university of Wales, Newport Newport City News www. geograph. co. uk, photos of Allt-yr-yn and surrounding area
4. Bettws, Newport – Bettws is an electoral ward and coterminous community of the city of Newport, South Wales. It is one of the largest modern housing estates in Europe, the ward is bounded by Malpas to the east, the city boundary with Torfaen to the north, Rogerstone to the west, and the M4 motorway and Allt-yr-yn to the south. It is linked to Newport by bus routes 15 and 16, the estate was built around the 17th St. Davids church in Bettws, which is the likely origin of the name Bettws, a place of prayer or private chapel. St Davids is a two listed building and is currently in need of a £40,000 renovation. John Frost, who led Chartist protests in Newport for universal suffrage in the 1830s, is alleged to have married at the church, the housing estate was built in the 1960s, and the large majority of houses are identical in plan and design. The roads in the estate are all named after rivers,51. 8% of housing is privately owned, and 42. 6% is rented from either the Newport City Council or local housing associations, such as Charter Housing. In January 2012, Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert filmed an episode of Rhod Gilberts Work Experience at Monnow Primary School, in the heart of Bettws, in recent years it has benefited greatly from the introduction of sporting facilities such as new football pitches. Bettws RFC is a rugby union team playing in the Welsh Division Five East, Newport Civil Service F. C. are a football team located in Bettws playing in the Welsh Football League. Malpas Cricket Club is also situated on Bettws Lane in Bettws, in the 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner election, held on 15 November 2012, a polling station at Malpas Cricket Club recorded no votes from the 8,737 voters. Newport High School Newport Active Living Centre Bettws Community Photos of Bettws, Newport and surrounding areas on geograph. org. uk
5. Llanwern – Llanwern is an electoral ward and community in the eastern urban-rural fringe of the City of Newport, South East Wales. Llanwern ward is bounded by the M4 and Langstone to the north, Ringland, Lliswerry and the River Usk to the west, the River Severn to the south and the city boundary to the east. The ward includes Bishton, Goldcliff, Whitson and Redwick, as well as the community of Llanwern, which contains Llanwern village, the area is governed by the Newport City Council. Llanwern House was the home of Lord Rhondda of Llanwern, David Alfred Thomas and he bought the house in 1900 and acquired the neighbouring Pencoed estate shortly before his death, the purchase making Thomas the largest landowner in Monmouthshire after Lord Tredegar. Despite his fortune Thomas was quite content to retain the mansion at Llanwern, the house, dating to 1760, was old-fashioned in its appearance but that appearance concealed a delicate and beautiful interior reflecting Chinese influence. It was demolished in the 1950s, although the site, on a hill overlooking the church, is still visible. Thomas is buried in the graveyard of the tiny church, a £115m renewal project called Glan Llyn, led by St. Modwen Properties PLC, is currently transforming the former steel-producing part of the Llanwern steelworks site. Started in 2004, the masterplan envisages 1. 5m sq ft of employment-generating accommodation hosting 6,000 jobs,4,000 new dwellings, community facilities, full completion is anticipated by 2026-8
6. Rogerstone – Rogerstone is a village, ward and community of the city of Newport, southeastern Wales. The area is governed by the Newport City Council, the village falls within the ancient parish of Bassaleg and historic county of Monmouthshire. The parish lies at the gateway to the Sirhowy valley, to the north of Newport on the side of the Ebbw River. It is bounded by the M4 motorway to the south, the Ebbw River to the west, the Henllys vale to the east, Rogerstone railway station is on the Ebbw Valley Railway. It opened on 6 February 2008 and links Ebbw Vale to Cardiff Central via Rogerstone, the original settlement dates back to Norman times when Rogerstone Castle was built in the early part of the 12th century. The Welsh name for Rogerstone Tŷ Du translates to English as Black House, the larger parish of Rogerstone started as two distinct settlements of Tregwilym and Tydu, Tregwilym taking its name from the land owner, William de Berkerolles. These hamlets remained predominantly rural until the advent of the industrial revolution, the population grew in response to the tin, iron and aluminium industries which flourished near the South Wales coalfield. At one point, the village boasted the longest aluminium rolling mill in Western Europe, the parish sits astride the Crumlin branch of the Monmouthshire Canal and plays host to the Fourteen Locks. The canal opened in 1798 but was dogged by water problems and competition from the railways and by 1930. Rogerstone Library is part of Newport City Councils library service, and is officially titled Rogerstone Library, the building was opened in 1905 as a Carnegie Library. Newport has a second Carnegie Library on Corporation Road, the designation of the Rogerstone section of the canal as part of the National Cycle Network and more recent efforts to restore parts of the canal have made the site a popular tourist attraction. The restoration of the locks of the canal has already cost millions, funding for this work has been provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The rubbish and mud lying at the bottom of the locks is being removed, the site houses the 14 Locks Canal Centre which was the subject of an arson attack in 2012 which ruined the inside of the centre. It has now fully refurbished and is open to the public. This has been influenced by the transport links. In 2005, Warburtons opened a new bakery in the village, however, after the 2008 economic crisis, in 2010 the company announced the closure of the facility, and the loss of 140 jobs. The plant was bought by local family owned Braces Bakery. There are three schools within Rogerstone, Rogerstone Primary, Mount Pleasant Primary and High Cross Primary