Maindee

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This article is about the area of Newport. For the area of Cardiff, see Maindy.
Maindee
Former Maindee Swimming Baths, Newport - geograph.org.uk - 1565497.jpg
Former Maindee Swimming Baths
Population 6,700 (2011 census)
OS grid reference ST331885
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP19 7,8
Dialling code 01633
Savoy exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
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Newport

Maindee (Welsh: Maendy) is a large inner-city commercial and residential area in the city of Newport, South Wales.

It lies on the eastern side of the River Usk, mostly within the electoral district (ward) of Victoria, although some areas traditionally associated with Maindee are in the Beechwood ward.

The name 'Maindee' is an anglicised version of Maendy meaning 'stone house'.

Maindee is home to a sizeable Asian-Muslim population with three mosques located in the area.

A large selection of shops are located on Chepstow Road, Corporation Road and Church Road. A station of Gwent Police and a public library are located on Chepstow Road. A station of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is also located in Maindee.

The annual Maindee Festival and Parade, held each Summer, is a popular community arts event for all residents in Newport.

The former Maindee Baths is an Art Deco building and the disused empty swimming pool has been used for location shots in the BBC TV series Being Human.

Maindee Unlimited, a community-led regeneration charity for the Maindee area, was formed in 2014 and re-opened Llyfrgell Maindee Library for community use in October 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°35′24″N 2°58′34″W / 51.59000°N 2.97611°W / 51.59000; -2.97611