kids encyclopedia robot

Somerton, Newport facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Somerton
OS grid reference ST334870
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP19 0,4,8
Dialling code 01633
Maindee exchange
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Newport East
List of places
UK
Wales
Coordinates: 51°34′58″N 2°57′46″W / 51.582848°N 2.962775°W / 51.582848; -2.962775

Somerton is an area in the south-east of Newport. The northern half of the area is located in the Alway ward with the southern half in the Lliswerry ward – The two halves being separated by the Great Western Main Line. Somerton has a local Primary School and Post Office and is the location of St Patricks RC Church.

Somerton is perhaps best known for Somerton Park – the former home of professional football and speedway in Newport with Newport County and the Newport Wasps.

The neighbourhood is also home to one of the last remaining 'TARDIS' police boxes in the city – the Somerton TARDIS on Chepstow Road.

kids search engine
Somerton, Newport Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.