It is a village that together with the hamlets of El Espín and Bedures, are located in the extreme east of the council of Tineo, of which they form part inside the parish of La Pereda, bordering with the council of Salas, spotting the mountain range of the Courío, the places of the mountain range of Tineo and Las Ourales. The history of La Pereda, La Preda in Asturian, goes hand in hand with that of the territory where it is located from the first settlements to the present day. The orography and, above all, the communication routes and roads that have crossed it in other times, have forged life in the area and the character of its people. The Primitive Way to Santiago, in its path, has left history, buildings, monuments and customs...
In the Middle Ages La Pereda is already mentioned in some writings that speak of when the parish church of La Preda belonged to the monastery of Bárzana de Tineo and that in the twelfth century, according to the disposition of Queen Urraca la Asturiana, became dependent on San Tirso de Ninole, in Candamo. Then it remained until the 19th century under the auspices of the abbey of Courias, in Cangas del Narcea. Alfonso II donated land to these monks in this parish and in gratitude they founded a hospital for pilgrims that was located in front of the temple, in the field that still today is called El Prau del Hospital and of which nothing remains but the name but in the nineteenth century there were still remains. There is evidence that in the seventeenth century, a canon named Don Pedro García del Pedregal founded, in the place, a charity house for the poor and maidens, and also gave an obolum to build a chapel dedicated to Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
La Pereda, nowadays, is a village formed by neighborhoods and each one of them keeps, in a pleasant little corner, something to see. In the district of Humiadoiro, which is so called because in other times here was located a stone cross or humilladero, there is a chapel under the title of Holy Christ of the Afflicted. On one side of the chapel there is a belfry with its bell, the temple keeps the image of a Christ that dates from the 18th century and a modern figure of Santiago Apóstol. The parish church of Santo Tomás de La Pereda, although it has elements from the 15th century, the current building dates from the 18th century and the porches of the portico are an addition from 1965, near the church there is a beautiful yew tree. In the Reconco neighbourhood is the Fonte Reconco, which is an old stone washing place dating back to 1809. In the hamlet of El Espín a beautifully restored breadbasket watches over the pilgrims, and Bedures was the location of the ancestral home of the Colado family.
La Pereda celebrates festivities, as in the whole council on 29 June and 16 August. At the beginning of October are in La Pereda the festivities of the Rosary.
The great Jacobean tradition of the Santo Cristo de los Afligidos hermitage and of the neighbourhood where it is located has given way to the celebration of the feast of Santiago in this chapel every 25th July since 1993, the Jubilee Year of Compostela.
In La Pereda there are two types of roofs in their houses and granaries, some have red tiles and others use black slate, showing the slate geomorphology of the terrain.
It is said that being the area of La Pereda owned by the parish, the monastery of Courias and the Fidalgos of El Pedregal, former rural lords, between them all shared the land and income from their production were obtained.
La Pereda is accessed by the regional road AS-216, which connects it with nearby towns as well as with Tineo and La Espina to where the N-634 connects it with Salas and Luarca on the coast. It is also in this road AS-216 where we will find the accesses that lead to El Espín and Bedures.
La Pereda has a bus stop that connects Oviedo-Pola de Allande with Oviedo and with other capitals of surrounding councils and villages in the area.
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