Llanbabo

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Llanbabo
Eglwys Pabo Sant Llanbabo - geograph.org.uk - 733272.jpg
Llanbabo is located in Anglesey
Llanbabo
Llanbabo
Location within Anglesey
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53°21′01″N 4°26′34″W / 53.350349°N 4.442792°W / 53.350349; -4.442792Coordinates: 53°21′01″N 4°26′34″W / 53.350349°N 4.442792°W / 53.350349; -4.442792

Llanbabo (Welsh: Church of Pabo) is a small village two miles north west of Llannerch-y-medd in Anglesey, Wales. It lies within the community of Tref Alaw.[1]

The ancient church of St Pabo, Llanbabo is dedicated to Saint Pabo: possibly Pabo Post Prydain, one of the leaders among the Britons of the Hen Ogledd following the withdrawal of the Roman legions. He is said to have founded a church here in 460, upon the site of which the present one is built, and to have been buried here along with his daughters. A 14th-century effigy of Pabo, along with the words HIC JACET PABO POST PRUD CORPORS ... TE ... PRIMA, is found on a stone in the church.[2]

Llyn Alaw lies nearby.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 883. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  2. ^ Rees, Rice (1836). An essay on the Welsh saints or the primitive christians ... founders of churches in Wales. Cardiff: Longman. pp. 168, 883.