The Church of St Cadoc is medieval, of Old Red Sandstone with a stone tiled roof. The nave is quite long, ending in a battlemented tower and turret. The church was extensively restored in the nineteenth century, including work undertaken by John Prichard, following the collapse of the south wall.

The interior includes a large wall painting of the early fifteenth century depicting St George slaying the dragon. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales describes a possible interpretation of the painting as being a reference to the defeat of Owain Glynd┼Ár by the English at the battles of Campston Hill (1404) and Grosmont (1405), which were fought near to Llangattock Lingoed.



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