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Caerleon, Newport (Caerllion)

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Caerleon, Newport (Caerllion)

The city of Chester was also historically called Caerleon.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyNewport
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridST3390
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01633
Population8,708 (2001 census)

Other names by which Caerleon, Newport (Caerllion) has been known in the past

Caerleon/Caerllion ~ Caerllion ~ Caer Leon ~ Caer Leon Ar Uske ~ Caerlleon ~ Caerlleon Ar Wysg ~ Isca ~ Isca Legionum ~ Isca Silurnum ~ Legio Secunda ~ Carleion

Caerleon, Newport (Caerllion) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Caerleon, town with ry. sta., Llangattock par., S. Monmouthshire, on river Usk, 2½ miles NE. of Newport and 26 miles NW. of Bristol, pop. 1099; P.O., T.O. It was the Isca Silurum of the Romans, and at a later period a celebrated seat of religion and learning. In an adjacent field is an elliptical cavity called Arthur's Round Table, probably the relic of a Roman amphitheatre.

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