Newcastle, Bridgend

St Illtyd's parish church

Newcastle is an area and electoral ward of the town of Bridgend, Wales. The area includes the medieval Newcastle Castle. The ward elects councillors to Bridgend Town Council and Bridgend County Borough Council.

Description

Newcastle is located immediately west of Bridgend town centre and either side of Park Street. The area includes Bridgend County Borough Council headquarters next to the River Ogmore.

On Newcastle Hill overlooking the town is Newcastle's parish church, St Illtyds, which is a Grade II* listed building originating in the 14th-century.[1] The remains of Newcastle Castle are also at the top of Newcastle Hill, believed to date from 1106.

The area also includes Bridgend's rugby union stadium, the Brewery Field.