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PEN-RHOS / PENRHOS, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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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

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