Images of Wales
Where's that?? - locate Llanbadarn Fawr and Aberystwyth on a map of Wales.
St Padarn's Church
Photography by Julie Bosworth in September 2001
(with Kodak DC4800 digital camera)
Llanbadarn is an old village on the main road about one mile east of Aberystwyth. It is in the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr and is the site of the parish church said to have been founded by St Padarn, a companion of St Cadfan.
For about 200 years it gave its name to a diocese of which St Padarn was the first bishop. Later, the see was incorporated with St David's. The church is almost entirely in the Early English style, but has been restored.
These pictures were taken by Julie Bosworth of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, during her visit in September 2001.
Left: St Padarn's viewed from the north.
The south aspect (above) and entrance (below) to St Padarn's.
The south-west corner of the tower.
The north-west corner of the tower.
Above: Part of the steeply sloping burial yard.
Right: An impressive angel memorial statue in the burial yard.
A full monumental inscriptions survey and further details of the burial yard are available on the Llanbadarn Churchyard website, created by A W Gilbey and the Penglais School History Society.
Now turn to Page 2 where you can see more photographs, taken during Julie's visit to Aberystwyth.
Many thanks to Julie Bosworth for letting me use her fine photographs of St Padarn's Church. The photos were taken with a Kodak DC4800 digital camera.
Julie can be contacted at email@example.com
If you're looking for accommodation in Aberystwyth you may be interested in this personal recommendation from Julie Bosworth:
I was in Aberystwyth in September (2001) and stayed at a fantastic Bed & Breakfast only minutes away from the seaside. This B&B is very clean, very affordable and the rooms are very comfortable. I must also say that the staff were very polite and nothing was a bother.
If you're in the area and looking for a great, safe place to stay, check out:
Harry's Hotel & Bistro
40-42 North Parade
Aberystwyth SY23 2NF