This church was designed and built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1860-4, in memory of Sir Robert and Lady Williames-Vaughan of Rug, at a cost of £2,328, and for the creation of a new parish.

It is constructed of grey stone with a slate roof in early thirteenth century style, with a chancel and nave. It has a north porch, a southern vestry with a chimney, a bellcote over the chancel arch, plate tracery in the nave and triple lancet windows in the chancel. It also has lavish use of Minton tiles on the chancel floor and a reredos of Minton tiles.

The font of Caen stone was also a memorial to Lady Williames-Vaughan and Scott designed a pulpit of wood on a stone base too.

Scott may also have designed the school and school master’s house, in Glan yr Afon, which was built of stone and opened in 1867, at the expense of Mrs Lloyd.