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§in:te0l00ia (Hamlrrmk THIKD SERIES, No. XXV.—JANUARY, 1861. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PARISH OF PENMARK. Penmark, or Penmarch-Howel, is a Glamorganshire parish, formerly situate, says Lewis, in the Commote of Iscaeth and Cantreff of Brenhinol, but now in the Hun¬ dred of Dinas-Powis, diocese and archdeaconry of Llan- daff, and rural deanery of Llandaff Lower. It is a vicar¬ age standing in the King's books at £8 : 13 : 4, and stated in a diocesan report of 1809 to be, with tythes and glebe, worth £140 : 19 : 0. Under a later valuation the commuted vicarial tythe stands at £218 : 9 : 5. The Patrons are the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, who recently held the rectorial tythe, commuted at £3(i0, and now, with about equal benefit to the interests of religion, transferred to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The Vicar has the Vicarage House and 110a. 2r. 26p. of glebe. The impropriators have 12a. lr. 3p. Of the earlier population of Penmark no statistics have been preserved. In 1801 it contained 421 persons; in 1811, 433; in 1821,477; in 1831,536: in 1841, 486; and in 1851, 495 persons. The houses which in 1831 were 101, in 1851 were 107. Penmark, there¬ fore, has shared but little in the great increase in the population of its county. Penmark contained anciently the vills or villages of Aberthaw, Bourton, Cvvm, Fonmon, Font-y-gary, Nur- 3RD SEIt., VOL. VII. i