Llanwern shown within Newport
|Population||3,027 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||NP18 2|
|Postcode district||NP26 3|
|UK Parliament||Newport East|
Llanwern is an electoral ward and community in the eastern urban-rural fringe of the City of Newport, South Wales. Llanwern ward is bounded by the M4 and Langstone to the north, Ringland, Liswerry and the River Usk to the west, the River Severn to the south and the city boundary to the east. The ward includes Bishton, Goldcliff, Whitson and Redwick, as well as the community of Llanwern (population 333), which contains Llanwern village and the western half of the site of Llanwern steelworks. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.
In 1887, a year before his election to Parliament, Thomas took the lease of the house, where he lived the life of a somewhat unconventional country squire, riding to hounds and breeding prize Hereford cattle. He bought the house in 1900 and acquired the neighbouring Pencoed estate shortly before his death, the purchase making Thomas the largest landowner in Monmouthshire after Lord Tredegar.
Despite his fortune Thomas was quite content to retain the mansion at Llanwern, a large square house on a hilltop overlooking the village. The house, dating to 1760, was old-fashioned in its appearance but that appearance concealed a delicate and beautiful interior reflecting Chinese influence.
A £115m renewal project called Glan Llyn, led by St. Modwen Properties PLC, is currently transforming the former steel-producing part of the Llanwern steelworks site. Started in 2004, the masterplan envisages 1.5m sq ft of employment-generating accommodation hosting 6,000 jobs, 4,000 new dwellings, community facilities and open space including 3 new lakes. Full completion is anticipated by 2026-8.
- Office for National Statistics Parish Headcounts: Llanwern
- Thomas Lloyd, Lost Houses of Wales (London, 1987) p.103
- St Mary's Church, Llanwern:: OS grid ST3787 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland - photograph every grid square!
- Llanwern Church, Monumental Inscriptions
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llanwern and surrounding area
- www.llanwernvillage.org.uk : Information relating to Llanwern Village and Llanwern Community Council