Royal Commission Archive Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – October 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, 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.
Archive items have been added to the following collections in the past month:
- General Digital Donations Collection
- Investigators’ Digital Photography vvv
- Investigators’ TLS Survey
- UAV – Investigators’ UAV Survey
- AENT – Archaeological Reports/Evaluations (non Trust)
- Cwm Difwg Barrow Cemetery Collection
- JEJC – John Ellis Jones Collection
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 multi-cellular sheep fold on the slopes below Rhiw Las, is close to the farm of Bodesi, Dyffryn Ogwen and located in an area of extensive pastoral activity spanning a long period. The fold was witnessed and photographed in active sorting use during the autumn sheep gather of October 12, 2023. Read more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/800212
Read more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/800197
Cathays High School (formerly Cathays Municipal Secondary, opened on 15 September 1931 in the Maendy district of Cardiff. The school boasted modern facilities, including separate assembly halls for each department, gymnasia, manual instruction rooms, laboratories, and classrooms. It was designed by the City Engineer, George Whitaker and made of wire-cut bricks supplied by the Penarth Brick Company.
There are plans under the 21st Century Schools Programme to replace the current Cathays High School buildings with new build accommodation on the Maindy Centre site by 2025. Read more on our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/544639
Maesyronnen Congregational chapel near Glasbury, was formed in 1692 and has important associations with the history of non-conformity in Wales. The chapel houses a number of wall monuments of interest to the history of non-conformity in the area.
Read more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/8238
Blast from the Past
Each month we will show an earlier image taken from our archive relating to one of the sites above. This one shows Cathays Municipal Secondary School in April 1972. The image is cropped from the original Aerofilms photograph in order to show the school, the original photograph is available on Coflein (reference: 6544165).
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
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