Somerton, Newport

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Somerton
Somerton is located in Newport
Somerton
Somerton
Location within Newport
OS grid referenceST334870
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtNP19 0,4,8
Dialling code01633
Maindee exchange
PoliceGwent
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport
51°34′58″N 2°57′46″W / 51.582848°N 2.962775°W / 51.582848; -2.962775Coordinates: 51°34′58″N 2°57′46″W / 51.582848°N 2.962775°W / 51.582848; -2.962775

Somerton is an area in the south-east of Newport. The northern half of the area is located in the Alway ward with the southern half in the Lliswerry ward – The two halves being separated by the Great Western Main Line. Somerton has a local Primary School and Post Office and is the location of St Patricks RC Church.

Somerton is perhaps best known for Somerton Park – the former home of professional football and speedway in Newport with Newport County and the Newport Wasps.

The neighbourhood is also home to one of the last remaining 'TARDIS' police boxes in the city – the Somerton TARDIS on Chepstow Road.