Penley, Flintshire

Historical Description

Penley, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Ellesmere parish, Flintshire, adjacent to Salop, 4 miles N by E of Ellesmere. There is a post office under Ellesmere; money order and telegraph offices, Hanmer and Overton. Acreage, 2124; population, 321. Penley Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £143. Patron, the Vicar of Ellesmere. The church is modern, occupying the site of one built about the beginning of the 16th century.

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

Administration

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

Registration district Ellesmere (1837-1935)
Registration district Overton (1935-1953)
Registration district Maelor (1954-1974)

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


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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