Place:Llangattock Vibon Avel, Monmouthshire, Wales

NameLlangattock Vibon Avel
Alt namesLlangatwg Feibion Afelsource: Family History Library Catalog (Welsh translation)
Llanfaenorsource: chapelry in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.837°N 2.788°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Monmouthshire (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoMonmouth Lordship, Monmouthshire, Waleslordship in which it was located
Skenfrith Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

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

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 (1807-1880).

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 (1877-1910), of Rolls Royce fame. The churchyard also contains a tall granite war memorial to men of the parish who fell in both World Wars.

Nearby Llangattock Manor was built on the site of an earlier house in 1877, for John Rolls (1837-1912), who later took the title of Baron Llangattock.

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.

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