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.
Penalt Parish; Statistics; Area 2284 acres; Population 244 males, 223 females, total 467
- Parish Church Attendance - morning 37 + 50 scholars, afternoon 78 + 38 scholars 2 services in English William Oakeley, Curate
- Dwelling House, Primitive Methodist Erected 1839 Attendance - afternoon 25, evening 35 William Richards, Society Steward
- Baptist Chapel Erected 1821 Attendance - morning 6, evening 21 "The above chapel has been without a minister for nearly four years; an attempt to is now being made with the view (if possible) to revive the Baptist cause at Pernalt amongst a large, scattered and poor population" Joseph Moore, Minister