Penhow, a parish in Monmouthshire, on Prat Pill, 2½ miles N of Magor station on the G.W.R., and 7 ENE of Newport. It has a post office under Newport; money order and telegraph office, Magor. Acreage, 1843; population, 242. Penhow Castle was long the residence of the St Maur family, retains an embattled tower, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; net valne, £145 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored and partly rebuilt in 1851.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Penhow St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Newport|
|Registration district||Newport||1837 - 1936|
|Registration district||Caerleon||1936 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Penhow from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Penhow from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Penhow from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Penhow (St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Penhow are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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