"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)
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
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: