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Penally, Pembrokeshire

Historical Description

Penally, a village and a parish in Pembrokeshire. The village stands on the coast, near Gilton Point, 1¼ mile SSW of Tenby. It is a pretty place, and has a station on the Pembroke and Tenby railway and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 2465 acres, with 133 of foreshore; population, 505. Penally House and The Abbey are the chief residences, the latter having been erected on the site of some monastic ruins. There is a hut encampment for rifle practice. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £58 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church stands embowered in trees, is old, cruciform, and good, and contains an altar-tomb to William de Haunton of the 13th century, and a Norman font; it was restored in 1850. The churchyard has an old cross. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtPembroke1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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