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Penallt, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Penallt, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the river Wye, 2 miles SSE of Monmouth. Post town, Monmouth. Acreage, 2375; population, 420. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £126 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1885. Near the church is a large oak tree, having a stone seat at its foot, and it was formerly the custom when a funeral passed for the remains to be deposited on this stone while the mourners gathered round and sang a psalm. There are a chapel of ease and Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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.

Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Poor Law unionMonmouth 
Registration districtMonmouth1837 - 1935

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Postal districtNP25
Post TownMonmouth