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Pant-Teg / Panteg

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"PAN TEAGUE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 2 miles S.E. of Pontypool, its post town, and 4 W. by S. of Usk. It is a petty sessions town and place of considerable importance. The Brecon and Monmouth canal passes about 1½ mile W. of the parish, which is traversed by the road from Pontypool to Newport. The surface is in parts bold and mountainous, and diversified with extensive lakes. About a third of the land is in meadow and pasture, another third mountain pasture and common, and the remainder divided between arabic and woodland." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Clarke, Pat. The story of the steelmakers of Panteg. Pontypool : Village Publishing, 1999. 59p.
  • Lewis, Harry     The Polo Ground at New Inn             Gwent Local History vol 80 1996     Welsh Journals Online
  • Lewis, Harry      Lower New Inn in the 1920s: a childhood spent in a small community       Gwent Local History vol 99 2005         Welsh Journals Online



Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants. Check with Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches established after 1851.

Panteague Parish; Statistics; Area 3454 acres; Population 1215 males, 1134 females, total 2349

  • Panteague Parish Church Attendance - morning 170 1 service in English David Jones, Rector
  • Ivy Chapel, Panteg - Church of England Attendance - evening 150 "This building was used formerly as a meeting house by the Quakers.........." David Jones, Officiating Minister ("Chapel situated at Pant-y-moile formerly belonging to the Society of Friends" Lewis 1848)
  • New Inn Chapel, Independents Erected 1756, rebuilt 1823 Attendance - morning 85, afternoon 50 scholars, evening 88 (33?) "God save the Queen. No popery" David Davies, Minister

    Church Records

    See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

    • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
      Pant-Teg / Panteg, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      Baptisms Marriages Burials
      1598-1969 1598-1982 1598-1904
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-51, 1753-1848, 1850-2, 1854 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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    Military History

    Panteg Scout Patrol Roll Book with notes as to the fate of boys in the First World War, 1914-18   - on the People's Collection Wales site



    PANTEG STEELWORKS; BALDWINS WORKS, GRIFFITHSTOWN   - on the People's Collection Wales site


    Social life and Customs

     Panteg CC 1st XI - 1923    - on the People's Collection Wales site