St Cadoc's Church

Newport, United Kingdom

Caerleon is the historically important site of the Roman legionary fortress of Isca Augusta. St Cadoc's Church stands over the principia (headquarters), where the legionary standards were kept and statues of the Roman emperors venerated. The earliest surviving part of the church dates back to just after the kingdom of Glywysing was overrun by the Normans during the twelfth century and is thought to be the work of Hywel ap Iowerth, who was also the founder of the Cistercian Llantarnam Abbey.

The current church is in the Perpendicular style, which was fashionable in the fifteenth century. The tower, which stands at the southwest corner of the church, has a lower stage that was probably part of the original Norman church, incorporating twelfth/thirteenth century lancet windows. The church features a series of impressive stained-glass windows depicting the life of Christ and symbolising the faith and devotion of the saints associated with Caerleon.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Steve Mills (2 months ago)
Lovely quaint Welsh church. Lots of historical references and a very peaceful, tranquil place.
Allan Anderson (9 months ago)
I went to a coffee afternoon. Everybody was so friendly. What a beautiful church.
Eleanor Jones (10 months ago)
Beautiful church, there for a family wedding.
Bridget Russell (11 months ago)
Beautiful building, friendly people. Sunday service is a Eucharist with an excellent choir to lead the music.
Janet Ashford (11 months ago)
I sang here as part of the choir for the Songs of Praise celebration at the start of the Caerleon Arts Festival. St Cadoc's is a lovely church.
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