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Digital copy of a watercolour cutaway reconstruction of Din Lligwy roundhouse, Anglesey, created by Brian Byron for Menter Môn. ©Menter Môn 2005. Ref DD2024_002_04. The reconstruction show the life in the roundhouse in the Iron Age.

Royal Commission Archive Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – January 2024

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. The archival items, as well as library books and journal articles, are all available to view in our public reading room. The full archive catalogue is available on Coflein and contains digital copies of many of the items listed. All publications may be found on our online Library Catalogue.

Our Library and reading room is open:
We are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 16:00, Wednesday 10:30-16:30
An appointment is advisable.

Archives

Archive items have been added to the following collections in the past month:

Many of these items are hard copy, including large scale plans, photographs and reports, and are available to view in our searchroom in Aberystwyth; others are digital and can be viewed on our online catalogue Coflein.

Now catalogued and available on Coflein:

Llawrcwmbach farmhouse

Digital photographs showing Llawrcwmbach farmhouse and contents, produced by the Ceredigion Heritage Youth Panel (the CHYPs) as part of the Unloved Heritage: Ceredigion Off-limits? Project. 2018-2022 which documented the evocative items which remained in the derelict farmhouse and outbuildings in Ceredigion, providing a photographic record of these before the buildings were renovated.

Bryn Cader Faner round cairn. Oblique aerial photograph taken during the Royal Commission’s programme of archaeological aerial reconnaissance by Toby Driver on 25 March 2022. Ref AP2023_319_002
Bryn Cader Faner round cairn. Oblique aerial photograph taken during the Royal Commission’s programme of archaeological aerial reconnaissance by Toby Driver on 25 March 2022. Ref AP2023_319_002

Bryn Cader-Faner Cairn circle, Talsarnau is an iconic prehistoric burial monument, which has a ‘crown’ of upright slabs, set in a highly visible position in the hills of Merionydd.  The centre, which contained a cist, has been robbed by treasure-seekers. The site was damaged by the army on manoeuvres in 1939. It was recorded as part of the Royal Commission’s programme of archaeological aerial reconnaissance of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in 2023.

Digital copy of a watercolour cutaway reconstruction of Din Lligwy roundhouse, Anglesey, created by Brian Byron for Menter Môn. ©Menter Môn 2005. Ref DD2024_002_04. The reconstruction show the life in the roundhouse in the Iron Age.
Digital copy of a watercolour cutaway reconstruction of Din Lligwy roundhouse, Anglesey, created by Brian Byron for Menter Môn. ©Menter Môn 2005. Ref DD2024_002_04. The reconstruction show the life in the roundhouse in the Iron Age.

Din Lligwy is a later Prehistoric type walled settlement set on the summit of a limestone plateau close to its precipitous northern edge. The internal buildings were cleared from 1905 onwards when significant quantities of Roman material were recovered, mostly of the late third-fourth century AD. The remains have been consolidated for public display.

Digital copy of 'Plan of Maes Machra Farm in Cemmaes Parish MONTGOMERYSHIRE, belonging to Mrs Ormsby Gore' by George Owen, Engineer and Surveyor, dated 1857. Hand-drawn map with key to field names. Ref RC06
Digital copy of ‘Plan of Maes Machra Farm in Cemmaes Parish MONTGOMERYSHIRE, belonging to Mrs Ormsby Gore’ by George Owen, Engineer and Surveyor, dated 1857. Hand-drawn map with key to field names. Ref RC06

Maes Machreth was originally a half-timbered house but is now cased in stone, an adjacent barn which had a datestone which read 1745 was demolished around 1972.

Blast from the Past

Each month we will show an earlier image taken from our archive relating to one of the sites above. The image below is a digital copy of a nitrate negative from the Cadw Monuments in Care Collection showing Bryn Cader Faner Cairn in c1950. Ref: CMC_PA_722_01 Bryn Cader Faner Cairn Circle, Talsarnau | Coflein

Bryn Cader Faner Cairn in c1950
Bryn Cader Faner Cairn in c1950

Contact us

If you have any comments or enquiries, please feel free to contact us:

NMRW Library and Enquiries Service
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Penglais Road
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion SY23 3BU

Telephone: +44 (0)1970 621200
Email: nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk
Website: rcahmw.gov.uk

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18/03/2024

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