Bishton shown within Newport
|Population||2,161 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Newport East|
Bishton or Bishopston (Welsh: Llangadwaladr Trefesgob or simply Trefesgob) is a small rural community in the east of the city of Newport, south Wales. The parish lies in the Llanwern electoral district (ward) and contains the eastern end of Llanwern Steelworks, the Underwood estate as well as Bishton itself.
The name is said to derive from "Bishop's Town", as the village has been alleged to the sometime home of the Bishops of Llandaff. Owain Glyndwr destroyed the palaces at Bishton and Llandaff, from which time the episcopal palace was moved to Mathern.
- Office for National Statistics Parish Headcounts: Bishton
- Hando, F.J., (1944) "The Pleasant Land of Gwent" - Chapter Eleven, Mathern, Moynes Court and Mounton, R. H. Johns, Newport.
- Bishton, St. Cadwaladers Church, Monumental Inscriptions
- Photos of Bishton and surrounding area on geograph.org.uk
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