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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:

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:

Aerial photograph showing a sheep fold at Bodesi, Dyffryn Ogwen in active use. Taken on 12 October 2023 by John Rowlands. Reference: DD2023_011_074

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

Digital drawing showing reconstruction of a deserted farmstead on the slopes of Carn Ingli, Preseli, produced by Paul Davis in 2023. There are several roughly built walled gardens and fields adjacent to the cottage, with traces of outbuildings, including what seems to be a pen (or pigsty?) built up in the lee of natural boulders. Reference: PRD_09_091_003
The farmstead is now in ruins as can be seen in this photo taken by Paul taken in 2023. Reference: PRD_09_091_002

Read more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/800197

Photographs from a survey of Cathays High School, Cardiff carried out by RCAHMW in July 2022. From top: The central building containing lower hall and gymnasium; Design &Technology food classroom 31; Lower Hall boxing ring and punch bags; large wooden cabinet in the Science preparation room. Survey reference: DS2022_097

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

Exterior view of the front of Maesyronnen Chapel and chapel house (taken from laser scan survey point cloud). Produced as part of a Terrestrial Laser Scanning Survey of Maes-yr-Onnen Congregational Chapel, carried out by Dr Jayne Kamintzis, 19-20 October 2022. Reference: TLS2022_005_03_03

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.

A Fly around/through animation produced as part of the survey can be viewed here.

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).

Cathays Municipal Secondary School in April 1972.

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
Ceredigion SY23 3BU

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

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