I've been to Hay this morning, to market. Photos from that tomorrow, but I really must share a few church photos from Crickhowell before they become a dim and distant memory.
The church of St Edmund's at Crickhowell was built on land given by Lady Sybil Pauncefoot in 1303, which is when the church was first built. It is in a typical 14th C cruciform plan, but all but the chancel is much altered. Lady Sybil's father was Sir Hugh Turberville - they get about a bit, those Turbervilles.
I couldn't resist taking a photo of this fabulous Wisteria on the wall opposite the church. Below, looking up at the mountain above the town.
A rather splendid flower display had been made to celebrate the King's Coronation. Behind it the carved pulpit.
There is glass by Charles Eamer Kempe, not sure if this is one of his designs.
Here are Sir Grimbald Pauncefoot (1287), leaning casually on one elbow!
Opposite, his wife Sybil, missing not just one hand but the both! She had one removed and sent to the Holy Land to pay for his release after he had been captured and ransomed.
The three lionels of the Pauncefoot coat of arms.
Whichever church or churchyard you go to in Wales, you are never NEVER far from a Prosser or two . . .
Bless them all, so young, especially the one who only lived 13 days.
The serpentine-section bowl of the font dates to 1668 with C19th additions.
View across the churchyard.