Llangattock-Vibon-Avel - History

History

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. It is now largely disused, but contains in its quiet south facing graveyard 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.

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.

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. The Rolls of Monmouth golf club is based nearby at The Hendre, which was the main seat of the Rolls family.

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