Stow Hill

Stow Hill
Stow Hill is located in Newport
Stow Hill
Stow Hill
Location within Newport
Population 4,773 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference ST307879
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP20 1,4
Dialling code 01633

Savoy exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
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51°35′08″N 3°00′06″W  /  51.58568°N 3.00163°W  / 51.58568; -3.00163 Coordinates: 51°35′08″N3°00′06″W / 51.58568°N 3.00163°W / 51.58568; -3.00163

Stow Hill is both an electoral district (ward) and coterminous community parish of the City of Newport, South Wales.

It is bounded by the River Usk to the east, George Street and Cardiff Road to the south, the Great Western main line to the southwest, Caerau Crescent, Caerau Road, Godfrey Road, Devon Place and Mill Street to the north. The ward contains the districts of St. Woolos and Baneswell. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

City Centre [ edit ]

The ward covers most of the city centre [2] including most of the city's major retailers [3] as well as the centre for nightlife in the city, being home to many of Newport's well-known nightclubs and bars.

The ward also contains Newport Castle [4] on the banks of the River Usk and St. Woolos Cathedral [5] atop Stow Hill itself. It is also the location of Havelock Street Presbyterian Church where, in 1887, the Boys' Brigade movement in Wales was founded by George Philip Reynolds. Stow Hill's earliest inhabitant was, according to legend, Saint Gwynllyw.

Apart from the Central Business District of Newport, there is also a significant resident population here in a relatively small area. Much of the housing is made up of rows of densely packed Victorian terraced houses.

Stow Hill has a Communities First team based at The Share Centre.[6]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Newport ward 2011". Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ Newport City Centre:: OS grid ST3188 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!
  3. ^ Newport Arcade:: OS grid ST3088 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!
  4. ^ Newport Castle, Monmouthshire:: OS grid ST3188 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!
  5. ^ St Woolos Cathedral:: OS grid ST3087 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!
  6. ^ Stow Hill Communities First - Welcome

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