Bishton

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Coordinates: 51°35′02″N 2°52′49″W / 51.58395°N 2.88035°W / 51.58395; -2.88035

Bishton
Bishton is located in Newport, Wales
Bishton
Bishton
 Bishton shown within Newport
Population 2,161  (2001 census[1])
OS grid reference ST391876
Principal area Newport
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Dialling code 01633
Llanwern exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport East
List of places
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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.[2]

Government[edit]

The area is governed by the Newport City Council and the Bishton community council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics Parish Headcounts: Bishton
  2. ^ Hando, F.J., (1944) "The Pleasant Land of Gwent" - Chapter Eleven, Mathern, Moynes Court and Mounton, R. H. Johns, Newport.

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