St Pabo

An almost unique medieval church which has enjoyed relatively little restoration such that it remains largely medieval dating from the 12th century and mentioned in the Norwich Taxation of 1254.

About this church

The church sits in a circular llan.

It was partially rebuilt in the 14th century and Harold Hughes carried out a small amount of restoration in the first decade of the 20th century. The church contains a monument to King Pado a 6th century King of North Briton who was granted land in Anglesey by Cadwallon Lawhir.  A memorial stone dating from the 14th century was carved in the same manner (so probably from the same workshop) as the image of Iestyn in Llaniestyn and Eva in Bangor cathedral.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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