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Marshfield
Marshfield (Meiryn) St Mary's Church - geograph.org.uk - 69772.jpg
St Mary's Church, Marshfield
Marshfield shown within Wales
Population 6,270 (2011 census)
OS grid reference ST275833
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP10 8
Post town CARDIFF
Postcode district CF3 2
Dialling code 01633
Castleton exchange
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Newport West
List of places
UK
Wales
Coordinates: 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 (population 4,245 increasing to 6,270 at the 2011 census.) and smaller village community (parish) of the city of Newport in South Wales. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

It is considered to be an affluent and sought-after area.

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.


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