Croesyceiliog (Welsh: [ˌkrɔɨs ə ˈkɛiljɔɡ], Cockerel's Cross) is a suburb of Cwmbran, Wales.

Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School
Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School
Abersychan is in the south east of the district of Torfaen, in south east Wales
Abersychan is in the south east of the district of Torfaen, in south east Wales
Location within Torfaen
Area2.18 km2 (0.84 sq mi) [1]
Population5,246 (2011)[2]
• Density2,406/km2 (6,230/sq mi)
GSS codeW04000761
OS grid referenceST 305 965
  • Croesyceiliog
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
Post townCWMBRAN
Postcode districtNP44
Dialling code01633
FireSouth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
51°39′48″N 3°00′20″W / 51.66342°N 3.005512°W / 51.66342; -3.005512Coordinates: 51°39′48″N 3°00′20″W / 51.66342°N 3.005512°W / 51.66342; -3.005512


Croesyceiliog is primarily a residential district and contains a wide variety of housing from Victorian terraces and even older Welsh cottages to property built between 1930 and 1970 and newer developments within the area. Most of the housing was built in the 1950s and 1960s as part of the development of Cwmbran New Town.


The former Gwent County Hall was located in Croesyceiliog.[3] Until 2012 it provided the main administrative base for Monmouthshire County Council (even though it was outside that administrative area) and Gwent Police, and some offices for Torfaen County Borough Council. The demolition of the premises was required as a result of concrete cancer, and took place in 2013.[4]

There are shops, takeaways, pubs, hairdressers and a doctors' surgery in the main shopping areas of Edlogan Square, the Highway and North Road.

There are two schools, Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School, and a primary school on North Road (Croesyceiliog Primary School).

There is a Baptist chapel on Chapel Lane, Pontrhydyrun Baptist Church and an Anglican church named St Mary's Church on Bryn Eglwys (literally 'Church Hill').

Croesyceiliog Cricket and Rugby Club is on the Highway. Croesyceiliog Cricket Club currently play in the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League, while Croesyceiliog Rugby Club play in the Welsh Division Three East League. Croesyceiliog also has a lawn bowls team which play at Woodland Road Sports Grounds.

Woodland Road Park is a recreation area which contains a bowling green, rugby pitch, tennis courts, outdoor paddling pool and adventure playground.

Census dataEdit

At the 2011 Census the following information was captured:

  • Population[2] 5,246 (Torfaen 91,075)
    • 47.7% male, 52.3% female
  • Age structure[5]
    • 15.6% aged 0–15
    • 31.8% aged 16–44
    • 20.0% aged 45–59
    • 32.6% aged 60+

Electoral wardsEdit

For elections, Croesyceiliog is split into two electoral wards: Croesyceiliog North and Croesyceiliog South.

People from CroesyceiliogEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2011 Census:Quick Statistics:Population Density for Croesyceiliog". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "2011 Census:Key Statistics:Key Figures for Croesyceiliog". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Photo of Gwent County Hall
  4. ^ South Wales Argus, Demolition of Cwmbran's County Hall continues, 5 April 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013
  5. ^ "2011 Census, Age Structure for Croesyceiliog". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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