Wentlooge

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Wentlooge
Wentlooge is located in Newport, Wales
Wentlooge
Wentlooge
 Wentlooge shown within Newport
Population 720  (2001 census[1])
OS grid reference ST289822
Principal area Newport
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Dialling code 01633
Maesglas and Castleton exchanges
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport West
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport

Coordinates: 51°32′03″N 3°01′35″W / 51.53421°N 3.02645°W / 51.53421; -3.02645

Wentlooge (Welsh: Gwynllŵg), sometimes known as Wentloog, is a community in the southwest of the city of Newport, South Wales, in the Marshfield ward.

The name Wentlooge is a corruption of the earlier name Gwynllŵg, said to have been named after Gwynllyw, its 5th - 6th century ruler.

The community is bounded by Pencoed reen to the northwest, the Ebbw River to the northeast, the Bristol Channel to the southeast and the South Wales Main Line to the southwest. It contains the hamlets of St Brides Wentlooge and Peterstone Wentlooge.

Government[edit]

The area is governed by the Newport City Council and the Wentlooge community council.

Commercial development[edit]

Located between Cardiff and Newport, and in a non-protected but designated green belt to allow for definition between the two cities, the area has been subjected to a series of planned light industrial developments. These include warehouses and other facilities, including a rail freight container terminal operated by Freightliner Group.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics Parish Headcounts: Wentlooge
  2. ^ http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2012/records-broken-as-container-trains-expand-in-welsh-business/