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.
The remains of an effigy of Sir Grimbald Pauncefote (died 1287) lies in a recess in the chancel of St Edmund’s church, Crickhowell.
The spire of St Edmund’s, Crickhowell, Powys, in all weathers, come rain or …
What can you see when you peer into darkened corners and recesses in dimly-lit churches? Perhaps something like this, in St Edmunds church, Crickhowell …
Memorial sculpture, St Edmund’s churchyard, Crickhowell, Powys
Crickhowell gravestone (5)
The overhanging tree image, perhaps based on a biblical text, may symbolise the life to come on this memorial to Mary Powell
St Edmunds churchyard, Crickhowell, Powys
Crickhowell gravestone (4)
St Edmunds graveyard, Crickhowell
John Davies’ memorial bears a shield or escutcheon with a bend dexter