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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – February 2017

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.

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Breconshire Field Maps
Set of 1:10560 Ordnance Survey annotated maps covering Breconshire.  Probably used in the field during the course of work carried out by Royal Commission staff for Breconshire Inventory projects.

Cambrian Archaeological Projects Archive: Ref. No. CAP456_007
Two drawings (one draft, one measured and complete) relating to Conwy Quay and part of an archaeological watching brief for the Conwy Estuary Strategic Route Development: CAP Report No. 456, Project No. 601
Covering dates: 2007

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Reports: Ref. No. CPAT17/14
Archaeological Assessment of Relating Priory Grove, Monmouthshire; Report No. 211
Covering dates: 1996

Dyfed Archaeological Trust Reports: Ref. No. DAT

  • Archaeological Recommendations Report relating to Hafod Road System, Pontrhydygroes, 1998: Ref. No. DAT24/01
  • Archaeological Investigation Report relating to Hafod Lady’s Walk S4 and Cold Bath, Pontrhydygroes, 1988: Ref. No. DAT24/02
  • Archaeological Investigation relating to Stable Courtyard at Hafod, Pontrhydygroes, 2000: Ref. No. DAT24/03

Emergency Recording Collection: Ref. No. ERC

  • Photographic record of Tythegston Church; produced by Care Design, 2008-2010: Ref. No. ERC2017_004
  • Measured drawings relating to Briwnant Cottage, Cwmystwyth, 2008: NPRN 5359
  • Measured drawings relating to St David’s Church, Newtown, 2009: NPRN 96660
  • Colour photos and measured drawings relating to Crompton Hall Farmhouse, 2009: NPRN 35781

Excavations Collection: Ref. No. EXC/10
Excavation archive, including black and white photographs, relating to an excavation at Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
Covering dates:   1989

Gamlyn Viaduct Great Western Railway Boundary Marker

Gamlyn Viaduct Great Western Railway Boundary Marker: NPRN 34886 Ref. No. DD2017_010_02 (C.623373)

General Digital Donations Collection: Ref. No. DD2017_010
Colour photographs, showing boundary markers at Gamlyn Viaduct, taken by Mark Evans
Covering dates: 2017

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Projects Archive: Ref. No. GAT
Relating to:

  • Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation, relating to Archaeological Trial Trenching, at 31 Princes Park, Rhuddlan; GAT project code G2480, 2016: Ref. No. GATP008
  • Archaeological work for Dolgellau Flood Risk Management Scheme; GAT project code G2359, 2013-2015: Ref. No. GATP009
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Rhug Hall, Corwen, Denbighshire; GAT project code G2434, 2013-2015: Ref. No. GATP010
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Great Orme Sewerage Works; GAT project code G2439, 2015: Ref. No. GATP011
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Old Scout’s Hall, Holyhead; GAT project code G2441, 2015: Ref. No. GATP012

Investigators’ Digital Photography: Ref. No. DS2017
Digital images relating to Tre-Walter, Llangorse
Covering dates: 2016

Large Scale Maps and Conservation Areas
Small collection of various large scale maps, including of Conservations Areas; gathered through the work of the RCAHMW

Ordnance Survey Field Maps
Provisional maps relating to Wales, produced by the Ordnance Survey Archaeological Division; believed to have been used as an office set
Covering dates: 1963

Ordnance Survey 6” Series Map Sets
County Series maps relating to Wales, gridded and un-gridded; Second and Provisional Editions
Covering dates: c.1905-1948

Ordnance Survey 25″ Second Edition Master Maps
Relating to the counties of Wales
Covering dates: 1904-1943

Ordnance Survey Provisional Maps: 1:25000
Set of 1:25000 (c. two and a half inches to the mile) scale, coloured, Ordnance Survey Provisional Maps relating to Wales

St. Nicholas’ Church, Nicholaston: NPRN 158 Ref. No. PRD_02_0687 (C.623358)

St. Nicholas’ Church, Nicholaston: NPRN 158 Ref. No. PRD_02_0687 (C.623358)

Paul R. Davis Collection: Ref. No. PRD_02_0685-0699
Colour photographs, dated 2017, relating to:

  • Bryn Derwen Castle: NPRN 306217
  • Castell Bryn Amlwg: NPRN 309164
  • Horseland Cliff Promontory Fort: NPRN 301324
  • Nicholaston Church: NPRN 158
  • Old Hall Camp/ Castell Machaethlon: NPRN 306401
  • Paviland – Goat’s Hole Cave and Hound’s Hole Cave: NPRN 300251 & 300252
  • Paviland Camp: NPRN 301339
  • Penmaen: NPRN 15435
  • The Nave Promontory Fort: NPRN 301326

Peter Henley Collection: Ref. No. PHC

  • Mounted colour photographs showing exterior doors, doorways and windows in various buildings in Aberystwyth, 2003: Ref. No. PHC/09
  • Set of negatives of a number of sites in and around Aberystwyth, 1960-1980: Ref. No. PHC/10
  • Album of black and white photographs, showing views of Aberporth and the construction of the sea defence, and views of a storm-battered Aberystwyth promenade, 1960-1961: Ref. No. PHC/11

Radnorshire Field Maps
Set of 1:10560 Ordnance Survey annotated maps covering Radnorshire; probably used in the field during the course of work carried out by Royal Commission staff for the Radnorshire publication and Roman Roads projects

Radnorshire Hillforts Annotated Maps
Set of 1:10560 Ordnance Survey maps, annotated by A.H.A. Hogg from aerial photographs; produced during work on the Radnorshire Hillforts project

Royal Air Force Aerial Photography Collection
RAF flight traces, and associated paper maps, relating to Wales
Covering dates: 1940-1970

Topographic Maps and Various Small Scale Maps
Small collection of topographic and other maps; gathered during the course of the work of RCAHMW staff



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Anderson, Alastair Scott. 1984. Roman military tombstones. Aylesbury: Shire.

Bagshawe, Richard W. 2000. Roman roads. Princes Risborough: Shire.

Bateman, Thomas. 1978. Ten years’ diggings in Celtic and Saxon grave hills: in the counties of Derby, Stafford and York, from 1848 to 1858, with notices of some former discoveries hitherto unpublished and remarks on the crania and pottery from the mounds. Buxton: Moorland Publishing Co.

Bedal, Konrad. 1977. Ländliche Standerbauten des 15. bis 17. Jahrhunderts in Holstein und im südlichen Schleswig. Neumünster : Wachholtz.

Bidwell, Paul T. 1980. Roman Exeter: fortess and town. Exeter: Exeter Museum Service.

Billington, Graham. 2016. The Fairbourne railway: A centenary of steam. Upper Seagry (near Chippenham): Mainline and Maritime Ltd.

Bishop,M.C.(editor). 2002. Roman Inveresk: past, present and future. Duns: Armatura Press.

Blackie, Christina. 2012. A dictionary of place-names giving their derivations. London: Forgotten Books.

Blockley, Kevin [et al.]. 1995. Excavations in the Marlowe car park and surrounding areas. Canterbury: Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

Bold, John & Cherry, Martin. 2016. The Politics of Heritage Regeneration in South-East Europe. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.

Booth, Paul & Evans, Jeremy. 2001. Roman Alcester: northern extramural area; 1969-1988 excavations. York: Council for British Archaeology.

Bowman, Alan K. 2003. Life and letters on the Roman frontier: Vindolanda and its people. London: British Museum Press.

Bradley, Richard. 1990. The passage of arms: an archaeological analysis of prehistoric hoards and votive deposits. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bradley, Richard. 1998. The significance of monuments: on the shaping of human experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe. London: Routledge.

Bradley, Richard. 2000.  An archaeology of natural places. London: Routledge.

Calder, Sandy. 2016. The origins of Primitive Methodism. Martlesham: The Boydell Press.

Colman, Sylvia. 1976. East Anglian Archaeology; Report No.3; The Timber Framed Buildings of Ipswich: A Preliminary Report. Suffolk: Suffolk County Planning Department.

Colyer, Christina. 1999. The defences of the lower city: excavations at The Park and West Parade 1970-2: and a discussion of other sites excavated up to 1994. York: Council for British Archaeology for the City of Lincoln Archaeological Unit.

County of West Suffolk: County Planning Department. 1968. The Buildings of Woolpit. Bury St Edmunds: County of West Suffolk: County Planning Department.

Dannell, G.B. & Wild, J.P. 1987. Longthorpe II: the military works-depot: an episode in landscape history. London: Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies.

Dobres, Marcia-Anne & Robb, John. 2000. Agency in archaeology. London: Routledge.

Down, Alec & Rule, Margaret. 1971. Chichester Excavations 1. Chichester: Phillimore & co ltd.

Down, Alec. 1974. Chichester Excavations 2. Chichester: Phillimore & co ltd.

Down, Alec. 1977. Chichester Excavations 3. Chichester: Phillimore & co ltd.

Down, Alec. 1979. Chichester Excavations 4: The Roman Villas at Chilgrove and Upmarden. Chichester: Phillimore & co ltd.

Down, Alec. 1981. Chichester Excavations 5. Chichester: Phillimore & co ltd.

Down, Alec. 1989. Chichester Excavations 6. Chichester: Phillimore & co ltd.

Down, Alec. 1990. Chichester Excavations 7. Chichester: Chichester District Council.

Down, Alec. 1993. Chichester Excavations 8. Chichester: Chichester District Council.

Fasham, Peter J. 1989. The archaeological site at Easton Lane, Winchester. Winchester: Hampshire Field Club.

Ferris, Tom. 2016. Lost lines of Wales: Cambrian Coast line. Llanelli: Graffeg.

Ferris, Tom. 2016. Lost lines of Wales: Brecon to Newport. Llanelli: Graffeg.

Ferris, Tom. 2016. Lost lines of Wales: Ruabon to Barmouth. Llanelli: Graffeg.

Francis, Paul; Flagg, Richard; Crisp, Graham. 2016. Nine thousand miles of concrete: a review of Second World War temporary airfields in England. Swindon: Historic England. https://content.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/nine-thousand-miles-of-concrete/nine-thousand-miles-of-concrete.pdf/

Frere, Sheppard and Stow, Sally. 1983. Excavations in the St. George’s Street and Burgate Street areas. Maidstone: Published for the Canterbury Archaeological Trust by the Kent Archaeological Society.

Frere, Sheppard [et al.]. 1987. Canterbury excavations: intra- and extra-mural sites, 1949-55 and 1980-1984. Maidstone: Published for the Canterbury Archaeological Trust by the Kent Archaeological Society.

Gelling, Margaret. 2000. Place-names in the landscape. London: Phoenix.

Gelling, M. and Cole, A. 2014. The landscape of place-names. Donington, Lincolnshire: Sean Tyas.

Gelling, M., Nicolaisen, W. F. H. & Richards, M. 1986. The names of towns and cities in Britain. London: B. T. Batsford.

German, Glyn E. 2015. Welsh history: a chronological outline. Talybont, Ceredigion: Y Llofa.

Goose, Nigel[editor]. 2016. The British almshouse: new perspectives on philanthropy ca 1400-1914. Milton Kevnes: FACHRS Publications.

Gosden, Chris. 1999. Anthropology and archaeology: a changing perspective. London: Routledge.

Hanley, Robin. 1987. Villages in Roman Britain. Aylesbury: Shire.

Harding, D.W. 1987. Excavations in Oxfordshire 1964-66. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Archaeology Department.

Harris, Richard. 1980. Timber framed buildings: A catalogue written by Richard Harris to accompany the touring exhibition. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

Hodder, Ian. 1991. Reading the past: current approaches to interpretation in archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hodder, Ian, [et al.]. 1994. Interpreting archaeology: finding meaning in the past. London: Routledge.

Hodges, Richard & Smith, Ken. 1991. Recent developments in the archaeology of the Peak District. Sheffield: J.R. Collis Publications, Dept. of Archaeology & Prehistory, University of Sheffield.

John, Deric. 1998. Cynon Valley place-names. Llanwrst: Gwsag Carreg Gwalch.

Johnston, David E. 2010. Roman villas. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications.

Jones, Bedwyr Lewis. 1992. Yn ei elfen. Capel Garmon: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.

Jones, Bedwyr Lewis. 2008. Place-name detective. Llanrwst: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.

Jones, G. D. B. 1974. Roman Manchester. Altincham: Sherratt for Manchester Excavation Committee.

Fred Kaspar & Robert Arató. 1989. Ein gar stattlich Haus : Leben [und Wandel] in einem niederdeutschen Bürgerhaus der [Weser]-Renaissance; dargestellt am Beispiel des Hauses Backs in Bad Salzuflen. Rheda-Wiedenbrück Güth.

Keith, Matthew E. 2016. Site formation processes of submerged shipwrecks. Gainesville [USA]: University Press of Florida.

Kingsley, Sean A. 2016. Fishing and shipwreck heritage: marine archaeology’s greatest threat? London: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Laing, Lloyd. 1987. Later Celtic art in Britain and Ireland. Princes Risborough: Shire.

Lakin, D. c.2002. The Roman tower at Shadwell, London: a reappraisal. London: Museum of London Archaeology Service.

Lias, Anthony. 1991. Place names of the Welsh borderlands. Ludlow: Palmers.

Luce, T.J. 1997. The Greek historians. London: Routledge.

Mackinder, Anthony. 2000. A Romano-British cemetery on Watling Street: excavations at 165 Great Dover Street, Southwark, London. London: Museum of London Archaeology Service.

McWhirr, Alan. 1986. Houses in Roman Cirencester. Cirencester: Cirencester Excavation Committee.

Meates, G.W. 1979. The Roman Villa at Lullingstone Kent Vol 1: The site. Kent: Archaeological Society.

Millett, Martin. 1986. Excavations on the Romano-British small town at Neatham Hampshire, 1969-1979.  [Winchester]: Hampshire Field Club in co-operation with the Farnham and District Museum Society.

Millett, M., Revell, L. & Moore, A. (eds.). 2016. The Oxford handbook of Roman Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Owen, Hywel Wyn. 1994. The place-names of east Flintshire. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Owen, Hywel Wyn. 2015. The place-names of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Palmer, Marilyn & West, Ian. 2016. Technology in the country house. Swindon: Historic England.

Penoyre, John & Penoyre, Jane. 1994. Decorative Plasterwork in the Houses of Somerset. 1500-1700. Somerset: Somerset County Council.

Perring, Dominic. 2002. The Roman house in Britain. London: Routledge.

Philip, Brian. 1981. The Excavation of the Roman forts of the classis Britannica at Dover 1970-1979, the extensive archaeological programme of rescue-excavation ahead of major roadworks and town-centre redevelopment in Dover, which resulted in the discovery , excavation and ultimate preservation of two naval forts of the Roman fleet in British waters. Dover: Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit.

Philip, Brian. 1984. Excavations in the Darent Valley, Kent: the detailed reports on the discovery and excavation of a complete Iron Age Farmstead site at Farningham Hill; the excavation of important Prehistoric, Roman and Saxon sites at Darenth and the excavation of the south-east area of the archbishops of Canterbury’s medieval manor-house and Tudor palace at Otford. Dover: Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit.

Philip, Brian. 1996. The Roman villa site at Orpington, Kent. Dover: Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit.

Pollard, Joshua. 2002. Neolithic Britain. Princes Risborough: Shire.

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Swift, Ellen. 2003. Roman dress accessories.  Princes Risborough: Shire.

Tavinor, Michael. 2016. Shrines of the saints in England and Wales. Norwich: Canterbury Press.

Thomas, Julian. 1996. Time, culture and identity: an interpretive archaeology. London: Routledge.

Thomas, Julian. 1999. Understanding the Neolithic. London: Routledge.

Tilley, Christopher. 1993. Interpretative archaeology. Oxford: Berg.

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The Archaeologist, no. 100 (Winter 2017)

Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Transactions vol. 105 (1987)

British Archaeology no. 153 (March-April 2017)

CBA Newsletter no. 39 (February-June 2017)

Current Archaeology no. 324 (March 2017)

Llafur vol. 12 no. 1 (2016)

Llafur Newsletter, Winter 2016

Meisgyn and Glynrhondda (Journal of the Llantrisant & District LHS) vol. 9 no. 3 (November 2016)

Panel for Historical Engineering Works Newsletter no. 152 (December 2016)

Pembrokeshire Life, February 2017

Planet vol. 225 (Spring 2017)

Radnorshire Society Transactions vols. 81-83 and 85 (2011-2013, 2015)

Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference Programme 2008 (Devon)


Journals: Current Awareness

CBA Newsletter no. 39, p. 5: ‘CBA in Wales – Review of 2016’

Current Archaeology no. 324, p. 32: ‘Heathery livrocky land: Rethinking the stones of Neolithic Pembrokeshire’ by Christopher Catling (RCAHMW); p. 64: ‘Sherds’, regular column by Christopher Catling, this months on campanology (once – 1668 – known as ‘tintinnalogia’); the end of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry; apotropaic marks in barns, granaries, and stables; when do the seasons begin; and the history and meanings of surnames.


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