Old Court, Llangattock Lingoed
Old Court is the building set back a little from the road and Offa’s Dyke Path here, just outside the village of Llangattock Lingoed. It’s a private property – please enjoy the view from the road but don’t go into the grounds.
Parts of Old Court are medieval. Most of the building was erected in the early 17th century. In 1664 it passed from Lewis Morgan to his son, Sir Thomas Morgan (1604-1679). He fought for the Parliamentarians in the Civil War, helping to capture Chepstow and other towns and becoming commander in chief for Monmouthshire. He was knighted in 1658 and became a baronet three years later. Although he was illiterate, he successfully governed Jersey, which was then at risk of French invasion. He married in 1632 and had nine sons.
Old Court is said to be haunted. A friend of the owners once fled from his bedroom in terror at 2am, refusing to describe what he’d seen. The family stopped using that bedroom.