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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

 

 

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Comments on: "InSpired Sunday!" (9)

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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