Lliswerry is located in Newport
Location within Newport
Population 12,069 [1]
OS grid reference ST334870
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP19
Dialling code 01633
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament
List of places
51°34′40″N 2°57′45″W  /  51.57791°N 2.96249°W  / 51.57791; -2.96249 Coordinates: 51°34′40″N2°57′45″W / 51.57791°N 2.96249°W / 51.57791; -2.96249

Lliswerry (Welsh: Llyswyry), or Liswerry is an electoral district (ward)[2] and community of the city of Newport, South Wales. The area is governed by Newport City Council.

History and origins [ edit ]

Lliswerry has been well known across the city for the railway bridge over Somerton Road with 'This is Lliswerry with 2 L's' painted in white across it.[3] Lliswerry is an anglicised version of the place name Llyswyry translating to Maiden's Court. (Llys - Court, Gwyryf > Wyryf > Wyry - Maiden). It is believed that there was a manor house in the area belonging to the Welsh King of Brycheiniog. His daughter had connections to the manor/court. It was likely that the house was in the area of Traston Road today.

The King public house on Somerton Road was sold to an anonymous telephone buyer in May 2013 for £140,000. The pub, which was once known as the King of Prussia, was used as a base by Newport County; before Somerton Park had changing rooms, teams would change at the pub then walk along Somerton Road to play. The club would hold social gatherings and also do their laundry there.[4][5]

Community boundaries [ edit ]

The community is bounded by the River Usk to the west, Lilleshall Street and Telford Street to the northeast, the Great Western main line to the north, the original western end of Llanwern steelworks and Meadows Road to the east, and Nash Road, Traston Road, Corporation Road and Stephenson Street to the south. Lliswerry Ward is composed of both the Lliswerry and Nash communities and is represented by Cllr Ken Critchley, Cllr Roger Jeavons, Cllr Allan Morris and Cllr John Richards.[6]

Schools and colleges [ edit ]

The ward is the site of the City of Newport Campus of Coleg Gwent (commonly referred to as 'Nash College') and the Newport International Sports Village. Lliswerry High School is adjacent to the college campus. Lliswerry also has a primary school, further north along Nash Road.[7]

Churches [ edit ]

Lliswerry has four churches: St. Andrew's Church in Wales church, in the benefice of Newport, Maindee and Newport, Lliswerry, is situated in Somerton Road;[8] Lliswerry Baptist Church in Camperdown Road;[9] Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Cromwell Road, the only parish administered by the Rosminians in Newport;[10] and St Philip's Church in Wales church in Jenkin Street.[11]

Other amenities [ edit ]

There is a Post Office at 63, Somerton Road[12] and a medical centre on Fallowfield Drive.[13]

Lliswery Pond was formed, near the railway line, when quarrying excavations struck an underground stream which flooded that area. At its deepest point the pond is 25 feet (7.6 m) and it is well-stocked with fish, including large pike. The pond was refurbished in 2008 and is maintained by many enthusiasts, as well as the local angling association, Alway Community Association and Newport City Council.[14]

Sport [ edit ]

The suburb is also home to the Newport International Sports Village and Newport Stadium[15] which, from 1994 to 2012, was the home ground of the Newport County football team. Lliswerry A.F.C. are a football team which currently plays in the Gwent County League.[16]

Lliswerry Runners have club sessions which are organised into six groups and have a junior club which began in 2016.[17]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^
  2. ^ "Councillors". 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Geograph:: One L or two? Somerton railway bridge,... (C) Jaggery".
  4. ^ "Derelict Newport pub, The King, sells for £140k". South Wales Argus.
  5. ^ "THE LONG VIEW: The Newport pubs that are no more". South Wales Argus.
  6. ^ "Councillors". 20 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Lliswerry Primary School | Ysgol Gynradd Lliswerry, Newport".
  8. ^ Wales, The Church in. "Parishes". The Church in Wales.
  9. ^ "Lliswerry Baptist Church".
  10. ^ "Welcome to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Newport, Wales".
  11. ^ Wales, The Church in. "Churches". The Church in Wales.
  12. ^ "Branch Finder Listings".
  13. ^ "Home". Lliswerry Medical Centre.
  14. ^ "Lliswerry Pond". South Wales Argus.
  15. ^ "Geograph:: Newport Stadium (C) Adrian and Janet Quantock".
  16. ^ "Autocentres Gwent County FA League - Fixtures and Results".
  17. ^ "Welcome To Lliswerry Runners | Lliswerry Runners".

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