- 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
Langstone is an
electoral wardand smaller villageand community parishof the cityof Newport, South Wales.
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 Caerleonward and to the south west by the Ringlandand Llanwernwards.
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 M4motorway. 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
Penhowand 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, Llandevaudand Llanmartinas well as Langstone itself.
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 2001recorded the population as 3,905 people.
Scheduled Ancient Monuments
The Schedule of Ancient Monuments has 11 entries for the Langstone ward:
Motte & Bailey castle
Pen-Toppen-Ash Roman Marching Camp
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
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.
*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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