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|Description ||Llanbadarn Fawr church is home to an exhibition of the history of the area, including two lovely ancient crosses, believed to be pre-Christian standing stones.|
The huge imposing building was probably rebuilt after a fire in 1257. Its cruciform plan and large central tower reflect its importance as the mother church of what was then the largest parish in Wales.
St Padarn, who lends his name to the church was a contemporary of St David and St Teilo.
The name 'llan' which first applied to the enclosure which housed the monks' cells, and then to the church in the centre, would be called after the saint - 'Llanbadarn' - and as the chief of his churchs - 'Llanbadarn Fawr'.
The village lies on the eastern outskirts of Aberystwyth.
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