Marshfield, Newport

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St Mary's Church, Marshfield
Marshfield is located in Newport
Location within Newport
Population 6,270 (2011 census)
OS grid reference ST275833
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP10
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF3
Dialling code 01633

Castleton exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament
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51°32′38″N 3°02′49″W  /  51.54392°N 3.04686°W  / 51.54392; -3.04686 Coordinates: 51°32′38″N3°02′49″W / 51.54392°N 3.04686°W / 51.54392; -3.04686

Marshfield (Welsh: Maerun) is an electoral ward and community in Newport in Wales governed by the Newport City Council. Population, 4,245[1] increasing to 6,270 at the 2011 census.[2]

The community's population in 2011 was 3,054[3] and includes Castleton.

Description [ edit ]

The ward is bounded by the city boundary to the west, the Bristol Channel to the south, the mouth of the River Usk to the east, Graig ward to the north and the Pillgwenlly, Tredegar Park and Gaer wards to the northeast. The ward contains the parishes Coedkernew, Michaelston-y-Fedw, Wentloog, and Marshfield (population 2,636).[4] The parish itself is bounded [1] by the city boundary to the west, the A48(M) motorway to the north and Great Western Main Line to the south. The eastern boundary with Coedkernew is formed by the Nant y Selsig. (Translates: sausage brook)

There is a village hall, Post Office/pharmacy/convenience store. There are two churches, the historic St. Mary's Church and Gateway Baptist Church. The Marshfield and Castleton Community Council had a Multi-Use Games Area installed on the Village Hall grounds in 2017 to add to the sports provision. The ward is home to the UK Patent Office and Office for National Statistics. There are seven return bus journeys to Newport and five return journeys to Cardiff Mondays to Saturdays running through the suburb. From Castleton there are three bus services per hour.

The village has one primary school, Marshfield Primary School with a nursery. The nearest independent school is St. John's College in St Mellons; secondary education is at Bassaleg High School, St. Joseph's Catholic High School and The John Frost School in Dyffryn.

St Mary's Church [ edit ]

The parish church is dedicated to St. Mary and is a Grade II* listed building. It is believed to have been built in 1135 in memory of Robert Fitzhamon, Lord of Glamorgan and Wentlooge. It has a crenelated Perpendicular style tower and a 15th-century south porch.[5]

Sport [ edit ]

Marshfield A.F.C. football team were promoted to the Gwent County League Division 1, during the 2013-14 season. The club have won 3 successive promotions after finishing as Champions of the Newport and District Football League 'Premier X' division in each of the previous two seasons. The club have achieved a total of 5 promotions, since forming in 2008, and beginning in the Newport and District Football League Division Two. The club have recently reformed and Ian Summers has been appointed Manager and Aaron Vincent first team coach.

The Marshfield A.F.C. second team play in the Newport and District Football League 'Premier Y' division.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Marshfield Ward Population". Office for National Statistics.
  2. ^ "Newport ward 2011". Retrieved 4 April 2015.
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  4. ^ c=marshfield&d=16&e=15&g=421583&i=1001x1003x1004&o=1&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 "Parish Headcounts: Marshfield" Check |url= value (help). Office for National Statistics.
  5. ^ "Parish Church of St Mary, Marshfield". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

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