Castleton Baptist Church
Castleton shown within Newport
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Castleton has a large, prominent Baptist chapel. It was at the Castleton Baptist Association meeting in 1816 that it was resolved to build the first Welsh Baptist Chapel in Newport, and the land then acquired in Charles Street, with the help of a bequest from John Williams, a Newport tailor.
Across the road, is a pub/restaurant, the Coach and Horses, on the A48.
The A48 dual carriageway is the main road through the hamlet. The A48(M) motorway passes close to the north of the village. There are no motorway junctions on this short link between (M4) Junction 29 and Junction 29A at St Mellons.
The Great Western Railway station at nearby Marshfield acted as a rail connection, eastwards to Newport and onwards through the Severn Tunnel, terminating at London Paddington, and westwards to Cardiff and Fishguard and Goodwick. Now closed since 1959, even long before The Beeching Report of March 1963 took effect, the nearest rail stations are in central Newport and Rogerstone.
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