Langstone, Newport


Langstone, Newport

Infobox Newport electoral ward
Ward = Langstone
Population = 3,905 (2001 census)
GridReference = ST386909
Constituency = Newport East
PostCode = NP18 2; NP26 3
DiallingCode = +44-1633
Llanwern exchange
Penhow exchange

Langstone is an electoral ward and smaller village and community parish of the city of Newport, South Wales.

Location

Langstone is situated on the eastern edge of the city and is one of Newport's more affluent areas. Some of the ward is hilly and heavily forested. It is bounded to the north and east by the city boundary, to the west by the Caerleon ward and to the south west by the Ringland and Llanwern wards.

Development

The original village was a small linear settlement along the A48 (Chepstow Road) and its offshoot, Tregarn Road. Since the 1990s, many have moved to the area because of its appeal as being rural, but also minutes away from the M4 motorway. This population influx in the '90s resulted in the construction of a large housing development at the bottom of Cat's Ash Road, together with developments of housing estates, big and small, along Tregarn Road and Magor Road.

The ward contains the parishes of Penhow and Llanvaches, as well as the parish of Langstone (population 2,770 [ [http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=801795&c=langstone&d=16&e=15&g=421496&i=1001x1003x1004&o=1&m=0&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 Office for National Statistics Parish Headcounts: Langstone] ] ). The parish itself contains the hamlets of Llanbeder, Llandevaud and Llanmartin as well as Langstone itself.

History

The actual village of Langstone (excluding the adjoining villages of Penhow-Parc Seymour, Llanvaches, Llandevaud, Llanbedr and Llanmartin) in 1801 had 126 inhabitants. By 1901 the population had risen to 206. The United Kingdom Census 2001 recorded the population as 3,905 people.

Scheduled Ancient Monuments

The Schedule of Ancient Monuments has 11 entries for the Langstone ward:

Kemeys Inferior Motte & Bailey castle

Pen-Toppen-Ash Roman Marching Camp

Caer Licyn

Pencoed Castle

Langstone Villa Moated Site

Langstone Mound and Bailey Castle - this was only discovered in 1964 during construction of the M4.

A Round Barrow 57m south of Stock Wood

All Saints church, Kemeys Inferior

St Curig's chapel (Remains of), at Catsash

Moated Site 200m South West of Court Farm

Moated Site 250m South West of Pencoed Castle

Pencoed castle and Penhow Castle both fall within the boundaries of Langstone ward, Penhow Castle is privately owned. The area is also home to Penhow Quarry, owned by Hanson plc.

Amenities

Langstone Primary School celebrated its 50th birthday in 2004, and is currently home to around 300 pupils. The logbook entries for the 1950s and 1960s show that the school originally served areas as far away as Nash and Ringland, however it is now well over capacity serving simply Langstone and its surrounds.

The MP for Newport East, and thus encorporating Langstone is Jessica Morden (Labour) who assumed in office in 2005.

External links

*http://www.langstonecc.org.uk/ - Langstone Community Council website
*http://www.steplearn.net/langstone/ - Langstone Primary School website
*http://www.LangstoneVillage.co.uk - On-Line Community website serving the villages of Langstone, Llanvanches, Llandevaud, Llanmartin, Llanbeder, Parc Seymour, Penhow and surrounding area.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3037379 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Langstone and surrounding areas]

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