Report problems or contribute information
We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.
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.
- St Cadoc, Penrhos, St Cadoc, Penrhos, Penrhos, Other
- Zion, Wernyrheolydd,, Zion, Wernyrheolydd,, Wernyrheolydd, Other
You can also perform a more selective search for
churches in the Pen-rhos / Penrhos area
that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help
identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the
of the churches marked on a map.
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
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.
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Pen-rhos / Penrhos, St Cadocus's Church - records with the NLW
||1696, 1725-1834, 1836, 1838-87 - records with the NLW
Pen-rhos / Penrhos, St Cadocus's Church - records with the Gwent RO
You can see pictures of Pen-rhos / Penrhos which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Pen-rhos / Penrhos has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- 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 SO415117 (Lat/Lon: 51.800827, -2.849800), Pen-rhos / Penrhos which are provided by: