"PENHOW, a parish in the lower division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 7 miles N.E. of Newport, its post town, and 6 E. by S. of Caerleon. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on Prat-Pill, in Wentwood. There are some ruins of St. Maur, or Seymour's Castle, at a farm in the neighbourhood. About a third of the parish is woodland, and the remainder arable and pasture. The surface is undulating, and the soil calcareous. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £194. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
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.
Penhow Parish; Statistics; Area 1784 acres; Population 150 males, 129 females, total 279
According to Lewis 1849 it was a discharged rectory with 2 services in English. The incumbent was a R J Smith, resident
Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST424907 (Lat/Lon: 51.612123, -2.833274), Pen-Hw / Penhow which are provided by: