Religion in Raglan

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Religion in Raglan

The first church building in Raglan was erected in the 6th century, "The Age of the Saints". It would have been a log hut with a thatched roof, or made of sods and wattle and mud.

St Cadoc's Church Most of the Church we see today was built by William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke and his son, another William. It is built in the Norman style, with a square embattled tower. Herbert inherited Raglan Castle from his father, Sir William ap Thomas, and on July 16th, 1469 he made a will just before he was taken prisoner at the battle of Edgecote and beheaded. “I bequeath” says the will “all the Salt that I have outsept as much as will make the Body and Iles of the Church at Raglan as it (is) purposed now by me. The Chauncell to be at the pleasure of God.” His son, the 1st Earl of Huntingdon, made a further bequest for the building in his will dated 1483, and he lived until 1491. The Welsh Roman Catholic martyr (p. 96). In 1588, Richard Gunter, a Monmouthshire priest from Raglan was hanged at Tyburn in the Mile End of London… Gunter suffered for acting as a Roman Catholic priest (Welsh outlook - Vol. 17, No. 4, Apr. 1930)

Ebenezer Chapel and Raglan Baptist Chapel While Baptists were in Raglan since 1810, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel was opened in Raglan in 1862.

Dissenters Zion Independent Chapel was a Congregational church located behind London House. It was established in 1842 and closed sirca 1900
. It is currently used as the Scout Hall

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