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Maindee Library
Grid reference: ST3238688409
Location: 51°35’24"N, 2°58’34"W
Post town: Newport
Postcode: NP19
Dialling code: 01633
Local Government
Council: Newport
Newport East

Maindee is a large inner-city commercial and residential area in the city of Newport, Monmouthshire. It lies within the ancient parish of Christchurch.

Maindee is home to a sizeable Asian-Muslim population with three mosques located in the area. Many people are of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin and there is now a slowly increasing number of Kurdish refugees.

Maindee is also an area of Newport highly populated with University students attending the two campuses in the city.

A large selection of shops are located on Chepstow Road, Corporation Road and Church Road. A police station and a public library are located on Chepstow Road. A fire station is also located in Maindee.

The annual Maindee Festival and Parade, held each July is a popular community arts event to all residents in Newport. The former Maindee Baths is an Art Deco building and the disused empty swimming pool has been used for location shots in the BBC TV series Being Human.

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