Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – December 2022
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.
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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:
- Investigators Digital Photography
- PRD – Paul R. Davis Collection
- General Digital Donations Collection
- RSA – Richard Suggett Archive
- AENT – Archaeological Reports/Evaluations (non Trust)
- TPA – Trysor Projects Archive
- Investigators’ UAV Survey
- CGM – Cadw Guardianship Monument Drawings
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:
Cadw guardianship monument drawing of Basingwerk Abbey. Museum etc. in SE range. Cadw Ref. No. 216/13A. Scale 1:96. One of a number of Cadw guardianship drawings now being made available digitally. See more in our site record: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/35649
Colour photograph showing the Clapper bridge at Llys Bradwen, taken in 2021 by Paul R Davis. This ancient-looking bridge is composed of large flat slabs, carrying a well-worn track across the Afon Arthog close to Llys Bradwen. See more in our site record: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/545037
Oblique view, looking west, of the wreck of the tug boat VERNICOS ALEXIA. The engine block is to the right, hull remains to the left. The VERNICOS ALEXIA is one of three near-identical tug boats wrecked at Aber Llong, west of Solva, in October 1981, while on route from Liverpool to Greece. See more in our site record: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/273260
Black and white photograph showing the railway bridge at the bottom of Penparcau Road, Aberystwyth, photographed by Arthur Chater on 28 December 1968 before it was demolished in 1969. This railway bridge was part of the Manchester and Milford Railway, it was built in 1909 to replace an almost identical bridge. See more in our site record: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/701119
Photograph of Bosherston Windmill taken in 1986 by Adrian James who donated a number of photographs of the ruins of the windmill tower to the south of Bosherston village. See more in our site record: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/411044
All our books and journals can be found on the Royal Commission’s Library Catalogue and viewed in our Library and Search Room.
- Bevan, Gareth et al (eds). 2021. Ar Drywydd Enwau Lleoedd. Talybont: Y Lolfa.
- Bradley, Richard. 2022. Maritime Archaeology on Dry Land: special sites along the coasts of Britain and Ireland from the first farmers to the Atlantic Bronze Age. Oxford: Oxbow.
- Fielding, Susan. 2022. Cwmbran New Town: an urban characterisation study. Aberystwyth: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
- Stephenson, David. 2021. Patronage and power in the medieval Welsh March: one family’s story. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
- Williams, Thomas. 2022. Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings. London: William Collins.
- Antiquaries Journal Volume 102 (2022).
- Antiquity Volume 96 (Number 390, December 2022).
- Archive: The Quarterly Journal for British Industrial and Transport History Volume 116 (December 2022).
- Britannia Volume 53 (2022).
- British Archaeology Volume 188 (January/February 2023).
- Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions Volume 70 (2022).
- Essex Historic Buildings Group Newsletter Volume 008 (December 2022).
- Georgian Volume 2 (2022).
- Heritage Now: The Magazine of Historic Buildings and Places Volume 03 (Autumn 2022).
- Industrial Archaeology Review: Journal of the Association for Industrial Archaeology Volume 44, Part 02 (November 2022).
- The Welsh Railways Archive: Journal of the Welsh Railways Research Circle Volume 07, Part 06 (November 2022).
- Welsh Railways Research Circle Newsletter Volume 171 (Autumn 2022).
Journals: Current Awareness
- Antiquaries Journal Volume 102 (2022), p.206-227, Love, Allegiance and Wealth in Fifteenth-Century Wales: The Raglan Ring and its Context, Mark Redknap; p.228-251, The Writing Behind the Wall: Text and Image in Late Medieval Church Decoration, Madeleine Gray.
- Antiquity Volume 96 (Number 390, December 2022), p.1515-1529, Mythical rings? Waun Mawn and Stonehenge Stage 1, Timothy Darvill; p.1530-1537, How Waun Mawn stone circle was designed and built, and when the Bluestones arrived at Stonehenge: a response to Darvill, Mike Parker Pearson et al.
- Britannia Volume 53 (2022), p.227-267, The Forum -Bascilica at Caerwent (Venta Silurum): A history of the Roman Silures, Peter Guest.
- British Archaeology Volume 188 (January/February 2023), p.23, Elizabeth Walker on Kendrick’s Cave, Great Orme’s Head; p.49, Saving metal heritage for future generations through new guidance for safer treatment, storage & display, Cardiff University; p.65, Dig It! Winners find pot handles & a sheep’s face: Erddig Hall.
- Georgian Volume 2 (2022), p.25, Casework: Jezreel Chapel, Goginan; Glyncelyn House, Llanfilo, Powys.
- Heritage Now: The Magazine of Historic Buildings and Places Volume 03 (Autumn 2022), p.7 Casework review: Pwll-y-Cochan House, Colwyn Bay; p.8 Croesawdy, Newtown, Powys; p.11 Capel Mawr, Menai Bridge, Anglesey; Bethel, Gronant, Flintshire; Capel Bethel, Frondeg, Aberaeron
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