Royal Commission Archive Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – June 2023
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, 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.
Archive items have been added to the following collections in the past month:
- General Digital Donations Collection
- Investigators’ Digital Photography
- ERC – Emergency Recording Collection
- Investigators’ TLS Survey
- UAV – Investigators’ UAV Survey
- PGS – RCAHMW Photogrammetry Collection
- CLBGP – CADW Listed Building Grant Photographs
- Pen Dinas Excavation Collection
- CPLMD – Church Photographs – Llandaff and Monmouth Dioceses
- Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Projects Archive
- CPATP – Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Project Archives
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:
The first and innermost group of twelve stones was erected around 1795 by Edward Williams, also known as Iolo Morganwg, probably modelled a nearby prehistoric ring cairn. The rocking stone or Y Garreg Siglo at the centre was the focal point for Bardic ceremonies.
Read more in or site record: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/275888
Pendinas, the largest Iron Age hillfort in Ceredigion is prominent from many miles around. It was crowned in the nineteenth century by the Wellington Monument (NPRN 32637). Excavations by C Daryll Forde between 1933-7 investigated parts of the fort, and four main phases of development were established. Read more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/92236
‘These images are among the most vivid recreations of prehistoric and Roman life that we have for Wales. They fire the imagination and will help the people of Wales imagine what life was like at the coast edge, 2000 years ago’. Dr Toby Driver, RCAHMW.
You can see a new animation which tells the climate story of this Gwynedd coastal village from the Ice Age to the Second World War on the CHERISH Project website here: https://cherishproject.eu/en/project-news/news/turning-back-time-at-dinas-dinlle/
Read more on our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/95309
Photographs showing Capel Salem, Porthmadog front exterior and the organ. Part of a photographic record of the chapel received as a condition of planning permission. References: ERC2023_008_006 and ERC2023_008_021
Salem Independent Chapel in High Street, Porthmadog, was originally built in 1827, enlarged in 1841, rebuilt in 1860. The present chapel, dated 1860, has a fine (and early) example of a giant arch breaking through the gable pediment – the trademark feature of the important chapel architect Thomas Thomas of Landore. See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/11914
The figurative, life-size statue of Cranogwen (Sarah Jane Rees, 1839-1916) by sculptor Sebastien Boyesen was unveiled at Llangranog Community Garden on 10 June 2023. This is the third of the five projected statues of Welsh women to be erected in public spaces by the Welsh Monumental Women’s Group which mark the contribution of named women to enhancing social life in Wales, especially in the field of gender equality. See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/800107.
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