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Offa's Dyke and the Modern Welsh-English Border - Carreg-y-big to Craignant

Offa’s Dyke is alive and well, but often found snoring deeply in slumber beneath the surface of modern culture and politics.  To use another mildly implausible analogy, the early medieval linear earthwork, regarded as built by the orders of the Mercian king Offa, is like an iceberg, or perhaps a dormant volcano. 1,396 more words

Early Medieval Archaeology


Stream issuing by the church of St Issui, Partrishow, Powys 15 more words



Partrishow graveyard, Powys, set in the Black Mountains
of the Brecon Beacons National Park — snowdrops indicate the season 20 more words



Partrishow 4:

Interior of 16th-century chancel, Partrishow church, Powys from contemporary rood loft with 18th-century memorials on the wall and graveslabs in floor


The bells, the bells

Partrishow 3:

The west end of the 11th-century nave

The eglwys-y-bedd or ‘church of the grave’ (13th/14th century) is in the foreground, assumed to house the grave of founder St Issui; 9 more words


Kissing gate

Partrishow 2:

Kissing gate, Partrishow medieval church, Powys



Partrishow 1

Early 20th porch leading to medieval church of Partrishow (also Patricio or Patrishow), Powys, the 11th century church of Saint Issui

The accent is on the middle syllable, so it sounds like a sneeze …