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Pen-rhos / Penrhos

"PENROSE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 6 miles W. of Monmouth, its post town, and 3 N. of Ragland. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £94, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Cadocus. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • Olding, Frank           Penrhos Castle              Gwent Local History vol 88 2000    Welsh Journals Online   
  • Registra antiqua de Llantilio Crossenny et Penrhos in comitatu Monumethensi 1577-1644. London : Hughes and Clarke, 1916. 46p.

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.

Penrose Parish; Statistics; Area 2695 acres; Population 385 males, 350 females, total 735

  • Penrose Parish Church   "The church is very old but in the year 1848 it was renewed and thoroughly repaired and many additional sittings gained"            Attendance - (average)  morning 100 + 30 scholars, afternoon 120 + 30 scholars (alternate?)     1 service in English       Arthur Montagu Wyatt, Vicar

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Pen-rhos / Penrhos, St Cadocus's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1721-1816 1718-1808, 1814-35 1718-53, 1765-1815
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-1834, 1836, 1838-87 - records with the NLW
    Pen-rhos / Penrhos, St Cadocus's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages  
    1813-1915 1837-1969  
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO415117 (Lat/Lon: 51.800827, -2.849800), Pen-rhos / Penrhos which are provided by:
  • 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.