Entering Ponthir from Llanfrechfa
Ponthir shown within Torfaen
|Area||3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi) |
|- Density||432 /km2 (1,120 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Ponthir (Welsh: Pont-hir) is a large village and community at the south-west of the county borough of Torfaen on the boundary of the city of Newport, South Wales. It is approximately six miles from Newport city centre and 3½ miles from Cwmbran, lying between the settlements of Caerleon and Llanfrechfa.
History & amenities
Ponthir is primarily a residential area, with several new housing estates around the older village. It has a primary school, (Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School) which was for some time under threat of closure but was reprieved, and it now has the best SATs results in Torfaen. It also changed its category to a Voluntary aided school (church) school.
Ponthir has many amenities such as two nurseries, two children's playgrounds, two churches, a village hall, a cricket club, a football club (Ponthir United), 2 pubs - The Ponthir House and The Star, a grocery shop, a doctor and a dentist.
A Welsh Water sewage and water treatment plant for the surrounding area is located here.
- "2011 Census:Quick Statistics:Population Density for Ponthir". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 Nov 2013.
- "2011 Census:Key Statistics:Key Figures for Ponthir". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 Nov 2013.
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Ponthir and surrounding area
- www.ponthirchurchschool.co.uk : Link to Ponthir Church in Wales Primary School's Website
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