Stow Hill, Newport facts for kids

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Stow Hill
Stow Hill shown within Wales
Population 4,773 (2011 census)
OS grid reference ST307879
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP20 1,4
Dialling code 01633
Savoy exchange
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Newport West
List of places
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Stow Hill is both an electoral district (ward) and coterminous community parish of the City of Newport, South Wales.

It is bounded by the River Usk to the east, George Street and Cardiff Road to the south, the Great Western Main Line to the southwest, Caerau Crescent, Caerau Road, Godfrey Road, Devon Place and Mill Street to the north. The ward contains the districts of St. Woolos and Baneswell. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

City Centre

The ward covers most of the city centre as well as the centre for nightlife in the city, being home to many of Newport's well-known nightclubs and bars.

The ward also contains Newport Castle atop Stow Hill itself. It is also the location of Havelock Street Presbyterian Church where, in 1887, The Boys Brigade movement in Wales was founded by George Philip Reynolds. Stow Hill's earliest inhabitant was, according to legend, Saint Gwynllyw.

Apart from the Central Business District of Newport, there is also a significant resident population here in a relatively small area. Much of the housing is made up of rows of densely packed Victorian terraced houses.

Stow Hill has a Communities First team based at The Share Centre.


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