Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – April 2023
Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library 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
- CPS – Cadw Photogrammetric Survey Collection
- AAP – Aeon Archaeology Projects
- GATP – Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Projects Archive
- MIC – RCAHMW Milk Industry 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 cottage and its associated field system forms a clear and well-preserved example of an encroachment on the moorland typical of this area at the end of the 18th century and early 19th century.
See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/402689
See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/416293
Pantycelyn served notably as the University’s Welsh-medium hall of residence from 1974 and has hosted several important figures including Prince Charles when he was a student in 1969 and the historian John Davies (1938-2015), who served as its warden for eighteen years from 1974-1992. The hall was threatened with closure several times in the 2010s and was closed in September 2015. Following student protests, Aberystwyth University began a £12m renovation of Pantycelyn Hall in late 2017.
Reference: DS2023_433 See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/403952
Moreia Calvinistic Methodist Chapel is one of the most ambitious and successful of Anglesey chapels. It was built between 1896-8, to replace the one founded in 1794 by John Elias, the Welsh Methodist Revival preacher, who lived in the town between 1830 and 1841 (it’s other name is ‘Capel Coffa John Elias’). The elaborate sedd-fawr and pulpit are on many levels, and the large organ, by Wadsworth of Manchester, was installed in 1928.
Reference: DS2023_397_024 See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/8783
The results of the survey are viewable here:
See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/417466
St Peter’s was built in 1956 to designs of P.M.Padmore in a severe lancet style and displays the influences of the architect Herbert North.
See more in our site record here: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/411861
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