A grant to help fund the restoration of the stone tiled roof and to repair stonework and pointing. St Peter’s is an 11th century church, built on an earlier sacred site, with a 14th century fortified tower. The church is the largest building in the village. Nestling in a fold of the hills above Crickhowell, at the foot of the Black Mountains, Llanbedr is a small but lively village with a Church School, pub and Village Hall as well St Peter's Church. The Welsh word Llanbedr means St. Peter, and the first priest listed in the parish was in the 11th Century. It is an ancient settlement known as Llanbedr Ystrad Yw by the Romans - which roughly translates as "The Llanbedr which is in the region of the yew tree" referring to an ancient yew in Cwmdu. The yew trees in Llanbedr churchyard are also ancient, one probably nearly three thousand years old, so it is likely to have been a place of worship before Christianity arrived.
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