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Marshfield
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St Mary's Church, Marshfield
Marshfield is located in Wales
Marshfield
Marshfield
Population 6,270 (2011 census)
OS grid reference ST275833
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP10
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF3
Dialling code 01633
Castleton exchange
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
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UK
Wales
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 and smaller village and community of Newport, Wales. The village sits approximately 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Newport, and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Cardiff. The area is governed by Newport City Council.

The community's population in 2011 was 3,054 and includes Castleton.

Description

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). 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

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.

Sport

Marshfield A.F.C. football team 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 club have recently reformed and Ian Summers has been appointed Manager and Aaron Vincent first team coach.

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

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