Shaftesbury, Newport

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Coordinates: 51°36′04″N 2°59′57″W / 51.60098°N 2.99908°W / 51.60098; -2.99908

Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury is located in Newport, Wales
Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury
 Shaftesbury shown within Newport
Population 5,488  (2001 census)
OS grid reference ST309896
Principal area Newport
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP20 5
Dialling code 01633
Chartist exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport West
List of places
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Wales
Newport

Shaftesbury is an electoral district (ward) and coterminous community parish of the city of Newport, South Wales.

The ward is bounded by the River Usk to the east and southeast, the Great Western Main Line to the south, the A4042 road to the southwest as far as the Harlequin intersection, at which point the border diverts up Barrack Hill behind Harlequin Drive, Power Street and Lambert Close to meet the Monmouthshire Canal which then forms the western boundary as far as Bettws Lane Bridge. The northern boundary is formed by the western and northern edges of Graig Wood, Yewberry Lane and south of Grove Park Drive. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.