Probably the only church in Wales dedicated to this East Anglian royal saint, St Edmunds, Crickhowell was founded around 1300 by Lady Sybil Pauncefote (née Sybil de Turberville) who also rebuilt Crickhowell castle in stone.
Largely restored in the Victorian period, it still retains some medieval features.
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The remains of an effigy of Sir Grimbald Pauncefote (died 1287) lies in a recess in the chancel of St Edmund’s church, Crickhowell.
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A selection of gates previously posted in My New Shy: from near Crickhowell …
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Lawn, Hereford Cathedral, by the River Wye …
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Stream issuing by the church of St Issui, Partrishow, Powys
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Partrishow graveyard, Powys, set in the Black Mountains
of the Brecon Beacons National Park — snowdrops indicate the season
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Interior of 16th-century chancel, Partrishow church, Powys from contemporary rood loft with 18th-century memorials on the wall and graveslabs in floor
The west end of the 11th-century nave
The eglwys-y-bedd or ‘church of the grave’ (13th/14th century) is in the foreground, assumed to house the grave of founder St Issui;
the bells were add in the early 20th century
Kissing gate, Partrishow medieval church, Powys