Marshfield, Newport

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Marshfield
Marshfield (Meiryn) St Mary's Church - geograph.org.uk - 69772.jpg
St Mary's Church, Marshfield
Marshfield is located in Newport, Wales
Marshfield
Marshfield
Marshfield shown within Newport
Population 6,270 (2011 census)
OS grid reference ST275833
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP10 8
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF3 2
Dialling code 01633
Castleton exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport
51°32′38″N 3°02′49″W / 51.54392°N 3.04686°W / 51.54392; -3.04686Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 3°02′49″W / 51.54392°N 3.04686°W / 51.54392; -3.04686

Marshfield (Welsh: Maerun) is an electoral ward (population 4,245[1] increasing to 6,270 at the 2011 census.[2]) and smaller village community (parish) of the city of Newport in South Wales. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

It is considered to be an affluent and sought-after area.

Description[edit]

The ward is bounded by the city boundary to the west, the Bristol Channel to the south, the mouth of the River Usk to the east, Graig ward to the north and the Pillgwenlly, Tredegar Park and Gaer wards to the north east.

The M4 motorway runs through the ward and is home to the UK Patent Office and Office for National Statistics.

There are seven return bus journeys to Newport and five return journeys to Cardiff Mondays to Saturdays running through the suburb, as well as three services per hour to both running from nearby Castleton.

The ward contains the parishes Coedkernew, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Wentloog, as well as the parish of Marshfield (population 2,636).[3] The parish itself is bounded [1] by the city boundary to the west, the A48(M) motorway to the north and Great Western Main Line to the south. The eastern boundary with Coedkernew is formed by the Nant y Selsig or "Sausage Brook".

St Mary's Church[edit]

The parish church is dedicated to St. Mary and is a Grade II* listed building. It is believed to have been built in 1135 in memory of Robert Fitzhamon, Lord of Glamorgan and Wentlooge. It has a crenelated Perpendicular style tower and a 15th-century south porch.[4]

Sport[edit]

Marshfield is home to Marshfield A.F.C., a football team who were promoted to the Gwent County League Division 1, during the 2013-14 season. The club have won 3 successive promotions after finishing as Champions of the Newport and District Football League 'Premier X' division in each of the previous two seasons. The club have achieved a total of 5 promotions, since forming in 2008, and beginning in the Newport and District Football League Division Two.

The Marshfield A.F.C. second team play in the Newport and District Football League 'Premier Y' division.

Over the years it has also been home to numerous Cardiff City F.C. players, including Paul Parry and Roger Johnson, as well as professional boxer Steve Robinson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marshfield Ward Population". Office for National Statistics. 
  2. ^ "Newport ward 2011.Retrieved 4 April 2015". 
  3. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Marshfield". Office for National Statistics. 
  4. ^ "Parish Church of St Mary, Marshfield". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 

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