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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.

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InSpired Sunday!

Coming today from St Catwg’s Church in Llangattock, Wales, where I just happened to be this week.

You approach the church through a field of horses.

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And across a nooky little bridge.

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To a gem of a church

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The parish is now relatively small but was once the focal point of a much larger one. This church was founded in the early part of the sixth century. Nothing of this early church remains. The tower is the oldest part and dates to the twelfth century.

Take a look inside.

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The font dates to the restoration of the church  in 1886.

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The sun was streaming through the windows and I couldn’t get a good shot, but I loved the altar.

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And I loved this depiction of the Last Supper.

But most surprising was this….

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Yup that is what you think it is Stocks and a whipping post on display in a church.

But the best was last.

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A nest of swallows in the church porch!

For more information on the church go here

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