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Pennal, Merionethshire

Historical Description

Pennal, a village and a parish in Merionethshire,; The village stands on the Sam Helen Way, near the river, Dyfi, 4 miles W of Machynlleth, is supposed to occupy the site of a Roman station, presents a pretty appearance, and has a post and money order office under Machynlleth; telegraph office, Machynlleth. The parish comprises 8814 acres; population, 610. Talgarth is the chief residence. A mound is in the grounds of Talgarth, and Roman coins have been found both there and at Cefn Caer. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £197. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is ancient and has Roman bricks in its masonry. There is a Calvinistic Methodist 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 districtMachynlleth1837 - 1935
Registration districtMerioneth South1935 - 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 Pennal from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Machynlleth Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Pennal from 1935 to 1974 you should search for the Merioneth South Registration District.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Merionethshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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