Church of St Cadoc, Raglan

Church of St Cadoc, Raglan, Monmouthshire

St Cadoc's, Raglan, Monmouthshire
51°45′53″N 2°51′05″W / 51.7647°N 2.8514°W / 51.7647; -2.8514Coordinates: 51°45′53″N 2°51′05″W / 51.7647°N 2.8514°W / 51.7647; -2.8514
Country Wales
Denomination Church in Wales
Diocese Monmouth
Canon(s) The Rev’d Canon Tim Clement

The Church of St Cadoc at Raglan, Monmouthshire, south east Wales, is the parish church of the village of Raglan. Dating originally from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries,[1] the church was heavily restored by Thomas Henry Wyatt in 1867–8.[2] Built in the Decorated style, the church is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

History and architecture

Interior of the church

The chancel dates from the fourteenth century, whilst the "fine, tall" west tower is fifteenth century.[1] The rest dates predominantly from the mid-Victorian restoration carried out by Wyatt. The north chapel contains three tombs of the Earls of Worcester, hereditary Lords of Raglan and of Raglan Castle in the Middle Ages.[1] Mutilated by Parliamentarian troops during the English Civil War, they represent William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Hastings.[1] There are also a number of memorials to the Barons Raglan, of nearby Cefntilla Court, including a stained glass window "commemorating the military exploits of FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan" in the Crimean War.[2]

The churchyard contains the "unusually fine" base and stump of a medieval cross.[2]

Vicars since 1560


  1. 1 2 3 4 The Buildings of Wales:Gwent/Monmouthshire, page 488
  2. 1 2 3 The Buildings of Wales:Gwent/Monmouthshire, page 489
  3. Good Stuff IT Services (1953-11-19). "Church of St Cadoc – Raglan – Monmouthshire – Wales". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  4. A History of Monmouthshire: The Hundred of Raglan (Vol. 2, part 1), p. 32-38
  5. St Cadoc's Church Guide. Mrs Horatia Durant. 1975


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