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Entering Ponthir from Llanfrechfa - geograph.org.uk - 1768474.jpg
Entering Ponthir from Llanfrechfa
Grid reference: ST327928
Location: 51°37’50"N, 2°58’23"W
Population: 1,482
Post town: Newport
Postcode: NP18
Dialling code: 01633
Local Government
Council: Torfaen

Ponthir is a large village and parish between Caerleon and Cwmbran in Monmouthshire.


The Welsh language placename indicates the correct pronunciation; i.e. saying the 't' and 'h' separately. The name means 'long (hir) bridge (pont)'.

History & amenities

Ponthir is primarily a residential area, with several new housing estates around the older village. It has a primary school, two nurseries, two children's playgrounds, two churches, a village hall, a cricket club, a football club (Ponthir United), two pubs - The Ponthir House and The Star, a grocery shop, a doctor and a dentist.

It is surrounded by the rolling hills of Monmouthshire, many farms, and the Afon Lwyd (grey river) runs through it.

There used to be railway station but it closed in 1962. The nearest stations are now at Newport and Cwmbran.

A sewage and water treatment plant for the surrounding area is located here.

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