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InSpired Sunday!

I have started to notice that church steeples really do vary from area to area. Which is logical since they serve no real purpose and once one church added a steeple the nearby churches aspired to one too. Now the steeples in the Brecon Beacons I noted all tend to look like this one on St Edmund’s Church in Crickhowell, unless of course you know different.

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Now this church is apparently the only church outside of East Anglia dedicated to St Edmund. It was a lovely church but I was a bit surprised at the lack of a guide book, and on coming home lack of much on their website about this interesting church.

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I love the approach through the gate.

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Here is the church seen from across the river in Llangattock. The steeple really does present quite a landmark.

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The inside was  quite big for a little town.

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And there is the rather impressive tomb.

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There’s the church from the castle.

And here for good measure are two other places of worship in Crickhowell , which sadly weren’t open to the public

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in fact this one was padlocked and there were weeds on the footpath so I wondered if it was still in use

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and this one.

Joining with Inspired Sunday for some more great religious buildings




Comments on: "InSpired Sunday!" (9)

  1. Liked the pictures. Interesting re St Edmund. One of the churches in my parish is dedicated to St Edmund but it is not a very old church and it is a different St Edmund who came from Abingdon.

  2. Wow Nana I drive though the town going home from Builth. I have often wondered about stopping off and looking as I also drive past the church. This is another place I will be visiting sometime.

  3. I’ll have to look more closely at steeples in the future!

  4. I wonder too if local similarities in steeples relate to what local building materials lent themselves to, or what local builders learnt to do.

  5. I never think about the steeples, I just enjoy them! Love your shots.

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