Infobox Newport electoral ward
Ward = Lliswerry
Population = 10,616 (2001 census)
GridReference = ST334870
Constituency = Newport East
PostCode = NP19 0,4
DiallingCode = +44-1633
Lliswerry ( _cy. Llyswyry) (sometimes spelled "Liswerry") is both an electoral district (ward) and community
parishof the city of Newport, South Wales.
The parish is bounded by the
River Uskto 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 schooland 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.
Lliswerry has three
churches St. Andrews Church in Walessituated on Somerton Road and Lliswerry Baptistchurch 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 housein 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.
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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