Liswerry shown within Newport
|Population||10,616 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||NP19 0,4|
|UK Parliament||Newport East|
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. Liswerry ward is composed of both the Liswerry and Nash communities.
Schools & colleges
The ward is the site of the City of Newport Campus for Coleg Gwent (commonly referred to as 'Nash College') and the Newport International Sports Village. Liswerry has a high school, a junior school and primary school, situated close to each other. The high school is adjacent to the college campus, with the junior and infants school located further north along Nash Road.
Liswerry has three churches St. Andrews Church in Wales situated on Somerton Road and Liswerry Baptist church situated in Camperdown Road, as well as St Patrick's Roman Catholic church in Cromwell Road.
History & origins
Liswerry is 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. So is it one or two Ls? The answer is both. Liswerry 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.
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