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Liswerry is located in Newport, Wales
 Liswerry shown within Newport
Population 10,616  (2001 census)
OS grid reference ST334870
Principal area Newport
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP19 0,4
Dialling code 01633
Maindee exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport East
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Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 2°57′45″W / 51.57791°N 2.96249°W / 51.57791; -2.96249

Liswerry (Welsh: Llyswyry), also spelt Lliswerry, is both an electoral district (ward) and community of the city of Newport, South Wales. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

Community boundaries[edit]

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[edit]

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,[1] 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[edit]

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.


The suburb is also home to the Newport International Sports Village and Newport Stadium,[2] which from 1994 to 2012 was the home ground of the Newport County football team.


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