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Crindau (Welsh: Crindai) is an older inner-city area just north of the city centre in Newport in south-east Wales. It lies within the Shaftesbury electoral district (ward) and community (parish).

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Crindau Primary School
Population 300 approx.
OS grid reference ST295885
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP20 5
Dialling code 01633
Savoy exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places

Crindau is roughly bounded by the Monmouthshire canal to the west, the M4 motorway to the north, River Usk to the east and South Wales Main Line to the south. It is bisected by the elevated section of the A4042 road. The district is well-served in transport terms as it contains junction 26 and 25a of the M4 as well as the A4042 and A4051 roads. There is a regular Newport Bus service from Malpas and Bettws to the city centre.

To the eastern side, adjoining the river is Shaftesbury Park, which was the original home of Newport Rugby Club before they moved to the Newport Athletics and Cricket Club site at Rodney Parade.

A cycle and pedestrian walkway alongside the River Usk links Newport city centre at Crindau to the Home Farm area of Caerleon, 1 mile from central Caerleon. It is planned to extend the walkway from Home Farm to the centre of Caerleon. There is a marked heritage trail in Caerleon.

Crindau is well served by a number of churches providing a cross-section of Christian traditions including Malpas Road Evangelical Church, Crindau Community Church,[1] Shaftesbury Methodist Church and All Saints Church.


  1. ^ "Crindau Community Church". Retrieved 2016-03-21.

Coordinates: 51°35′58″N 2°59′42″W / 51.59944°N 2.99500°W / 51.59944; -2.99500