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Bishton is located in Wales
Population 2,181  (2001 census)
OS grid reference ST391876
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP18
Dialling code 01633
Llanwern exchange
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Newport East
Welsh Assembly
  • Newport East
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51°35′02″N 2°52′49″W / 51.58395°N 2.88035°W / 51.58395; -2.88035

Bishton or Bishopston (Welsh: Llangadwaladr Trefesgob or simply Trefesgob) is a small rural community in the east of the city of Newport, South Wales. It lies in the Llanwern electoral district (ward) and contains the eastern end of Llanwern Steelworks, the Underwood estate as well as Bishton itself. The population in the 2001 census was 2,181; dropping to 2,137 in 2011.

The name is said to derive from "Bishop's Town", as the village has been alleged to the sometime home of the Bishops of Llandaff. Owain Glyndŵr destroyed the palaces at Bishton and Llandaff, from which time the episcopal palace was moved to Mathern. Bishop John Pascall died here of the plague in 1361.

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