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The Pillar of Prydain: St Pabo’s Church and Churchyard, Llanbabo

March 25, 2017

Archaeodeath

Recently I went to the heart of Anglesey – a church so modest and serving a community so dispersed, it retains much of its medieval fabric.

The church and churchyard of Llanbabo is thought to date back to at least the 12th century. Today, it sits beside the road on the east-facing slopes above the reservoir Llyn Alaw. It is a grade II* listed building. Coflein images can be viewed here and the church is described on Coflein here.

The church building dates to the 12th century. It possesses a single window in the south wall. The east wall was rebuilt in the 14th century. The entire building was subject to 20th-century restoration.

Inside, it contains a 14th-century sculpted stone honouring its patron saint. This is a unique 900-year retrospecitve monument, described by Gresham (1968: 232-35). Sadly, I didn’t get access to the church, so this blog utilises the Coflein…

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