"LLANGATTOCK-VIBON-AVEL, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 4 miles N.W. of Monmouth, its post town, and 11 from Abergavenny. It includes the chapelry of Llanvanair, and the hamlet of Newcastle, where are the remains of an ancient castle, and an oak said to have been planted by Owain Glyndwr. Limestone is quarried here for conversion into lime. The living is a vicarage* in the dioc, of Llandaff, value with the perpetual curacies of Llanvanair and St. Maughau annexed, £365. The church is dedicated to St. Cadocus. The parochial charities amount to about £25 per annum. The principal residence is The Hendre, the seat of the late J. E. Welch Rolls, Esq., deputy-lieutenant of the county."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)