Llangattock-Vibon-Avel

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Llangattock-Vibon-Avel
  • Welsh: Llangatwg Feibion Afel
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Church of St. Cadoc
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel is located in Monmouthshire
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel
Llangattock-Vibon-Avel shown within Monmouthshire
Population 1,024 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO458157
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MONMOUTH
Postcode district NP25
Dialling code 01600
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Monmouthshire
51°50′14″N 2°47′17″W / 51.83726°N 2.78804°W / 51.83726; -2.78804Coordinates: 51°50′14″N 2°47′17″W / 51.83726°N 2.78804°W / 51.83726; -2.78804
Graves of the Rolls family in St. Cadoc's churchyard

Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Welsh: Llangatwg Feibion Afel) is a rural parish in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, in the United Kingdom. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Monmouth and some 13 miles (21 km) east of Abergavenny, just off the B4233 old road between the two.

Name[edit]

The name means, in Welsh, "St. Cadoc's church, of the sons (Meibion) of Abel", the latter part to distinguish the village from others in the area with dedications to Cadoc, such as Llangattock Lingoed. The local form, in the dialect of south east Wales, would have been Llangatwg F'ib'on Afel.[2]

History[edit]

St Cadoc's Church is a Grade II* listed building. Its tower dates in part from the 14th century, but the main part of the building was rebuilt in the 19th century by Thomas Henry Wyatt.[3]

The church contains several brass and stone tablets dating from the early part of the 17th century, to the Evans family, formerly seated at Llangattock Manor. The church register dates from 1683.

The quiet south-facing graveyard contains five memorial tombs to members of the Rolls family, including Charles Rolls, of Rolls Royce fame. The churchyard also contains a tall granite war memorial to men of the parish who fell in both World Wars.[4]

Nearby Llangattock Manor was built on the site of an earlier house in 1877, for John Rolls, who later took the title of Baron Llangattock. It is also by Wyatt. Llangattock School, now known as Monmouth Montessori School, is a Montessori school and nursery housed in a school building commissioned by John Rolls at the same time as the manor house, for the children of workers on the family's estate.[3][5] The Rolls of Monmouth golf club is based nearby at The Hendre, which was the main seat of the Rolls family.

Choral communion and sung eucharist are sung by St. Cadoc's singers and there is a service of readings and carols every year.[citation needed]

Llanfaenor[edit]

Two miles (3.2 km) to the northwest of the village, at Llanfaenor, is an ancient chapel of ease, restored in 1859, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret originally containing one small bell. In 1987 the chapel was converted to a private residence, retaining many of the original features.[6]

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