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PEN-ALLT / PENALLT, Monmouthshire

"PENALTH, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 1 mile S.E. of Monmouth, its post town, and 12 miles from Chepstow. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Wye. The living is endowed with the rectorial tithes. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of Trelleck, in the diocese of Llandaff. The parochial charities produce about 12 per annum."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches established after 1851.

Penalt Parish; Statistics; Area 2284 acres; Population 244 males, 223 females, total 467

Church Records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 11 April 2011)

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