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PEN-HW / PENHOW, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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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

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