Bettws, Monmouthshire

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Bettws, Monmouthshire
Parish church of St David's, Bettws - - 1572767.jpg
Parish church of St David
Grid reference: ST289905
Location: 51°36’32"N, 3°1’41"W
Population: 7,606  (2011 census[1])
Post town: Newport
Postcode: NP20
Dialling code: 01633
Local Government
Council: Newport
Newport West

Bettws is a parish that forms a suburb of the city of Newport, Monmouthshire. The larger part of the parish is occupied by one of the largest modern housing estates in Europe.

It is bounded by Malpas to the east, Llantarnam to the north, Rogerstone to the west, and the M4 motorway and Allt-yr-yn to the south.

The estate was built around the 17th-century St David's church, which is the likely origin of the name 'Bettws', a place of prayer or private chapel. St David's is a grade-two listed building.

The housing estate was built in the 1960s, and the large majority of houses are identical in plan and design. The roads in the estate are all named after rivers. 51.8% of housing is privately owned, and 42.6% is rented from either the Newport City Council or local housing associations.

In recent years it has benefited greatly from the introduction of sporting facilities such as new football pitches. Local sporting teams include Bettws RFC, Newport Civil Service F.C. and Malpas Cricket Club.


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