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Penhow, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishPenhow St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtNP26
Post TownCaldicot