Marshfield, Newport

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Not to be confused with Marshfield, Gloucestershire.

Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 3°02′49″W / 51.54392°N 3.04686°W / 51.54392; -3.04686

Marshfield
Marshfield is located in Newport, Wales
Marshfield
Marshfield
 Marshfield shown within Newport
Population 4,245  (2001 census)
OS grid reference ST275833
Principal area Newport
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP10 8
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF3 2
Dialling code 01633
Castleton exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport West
List of places
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Wales
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Marshfield (Welsh: Maerun) is an electoral ward (population 4,245[1]) and smaller village community and parish on the fringe of the city of Newport in South Wales. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

It is considered to be an affluent and sought-after area.

Boundaries & amenities[edit]

The ward is bounded by the city boundary to the west, the Bristol Channel to the south, the mouth of the River Usk to the east, Graig ward to the north and the Pillgwenlly, Tredegar Park and Gaer wards to the north east.

The M4 motorway runs through the ward and is home to the UK Patent Office and Office for National Statistics.

There are seven return bus journeys to Newport and five return journeys to Cardiff Mondays to Saturdays running through the suburb, as well as three services per hour to both running from nearby Castleton.

The ward contains the parishes Coedkernew, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Wentloog, as well as the parish of Marshfield (population 2,636).[2] The parish church is St. Mary's [1] and [2]. The parish itself is bounded [3] by the city boundary to the west, the A48(M) motorway to the north and Great Western Main Line to the south. The eastern boundary with Coedkernew is formed by the Nant y Selsig or "Sausage Brook".

Sport[edit]

Marshfield is home to Marshfield A.F.C., a football team who played in the Gwent County League Division 3 for the 2010-11 season after finishing as Champions of the Newport and District Football League 'Premier X' division in each of the previous two seasons. The Marshfield A.F.C. second team play in the Newport and District Football League 'Premier Y' division.

Over the years it has also been home to numerous Cardiff City F.C. players, including Paul Parry and Roger Johnson, as well as professional boxer Steve Robinson and Olympic athlete Jamie Baulch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marshfield Ward Population". Office for National Statistics. 
  2. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Marshfield". Office for National Statistics. 

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