Liswerry


Liswerry

Infobox Newport electoral ward
Ward = Lliswerry
Population = 10,616 (2001 census)
GridReference = ST334870
Constituency = Newport East
PostCode = NP19 0,4
DiallingCode = +44-1633
Maindee exchange

Lliswerry ( _cy. Llyswyry) (sometimes spelled "Liswerry") is both an electoral district (ward) and community parish of the city of Newport, South Wales.

Parish boundaries

The parish is bounded by the River Usk to the east, Lilleshall Street and Telford Street to the northeast, the Great Western main line to the north, the original western end of Llanwern steelworks and Meadows Road to the east, and Nash Road, Traston Road, Corporation Road and Stephenson Street to the south. The Lliswerry ward is composed of both the Lliswerry and Nash parishes.

Schools & colleges

The ward is the site of the City of Newport Campus for Coleg Gwent (commonly referred to as 'Nash College') and the Newport International Sports Village. Lliswerry has a high school [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/148349] , a junior school and primary school, situated close to each other. The high school is adjacent to the college campus, with the junior and infants school located further north along Nash Road.

Churches

Lliswerry has three churches St. Andrews Church in Wales situated on Somerton Road and Lliswerry Baptist church situated in Camperdown Road, as well as St Patrick's Roman Catholic church in Cromwell Road.

History & origins

Lliswerry is well-known across the city for the railway bridge over Somerton Road with 'This is Lliswerry with 2 L's' painted in white across it. So is it one or two Ls? In the area itself, it is more often called Lliswerry. Liswerry is an anglicised version of the place name "Llyswyry" translating to Maiden's Court. ("Llys" - Court, "Gwyryf" > "Wyryf" > "Wyry" - Maiden). It is believed that there was a manor house in the area belonging to the Welsh King of Brycheiniog. His daughter had connections to the manor/court. It was likely that the house was in the area of Traston Road today.

Newport County

The suburb is also home to Newport Stadium [http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/148347] , home ground of the Newport County football team.



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