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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – March 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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Wednesday 10.30 – 16.30.
An appointment is advisable.



Andrew Pike Collection: Ref. No. APC

Measured  survey drawings of Skenfrith Castle (1924), Tretower Castle (1926) and Conwy Town walls
Covering dates: 1924-1928


Archaeological Reports/Evaluations (non Trust)
Reports relating to:

  • Archaeological Evaluation of Prisk, Llangattock, Powys, produced by Trysor, 2016-2017: Ref. No. AENT40_17
  • Penrhyn Castle Historic Landscape Assessment, produced by Laura Gee and Kathy Laws, 2015: Ref. No. AENT40_18


Cambria Archaeology Photographic Archive: Ref. No. ACAAP
Digital copies of Cambria Archaeology’s photographic holdings
Covering dates: 2000-2006

Carmarthen Bay Survey Collection C.624466
Project archive relating to ‘Between Tides, A Coastal Survey of Carmarthen Bay – A Pilot Project in Maritime Recording’; produced by RCAHMW & Dyfed Archaeological Trust Carmarthen Bay Pilot Survey
Covering dates: 1995

Castell Tan y Castell Collection: Ref. No. CTYC
Collection of illustrations (prints, negatives, and slides) taken during the 1956-57 excavation at Tan y Castell
Covering dates: 1956-1957


Cotswold Archaeology Projects Archive:
Project archives relating to:

  • Archaeological Watching Brief on land adjacent to Coity Bypass, Brackla, Bridgend, 2013 – 2015: CA Project No. 4417, Report No 16135. Ref. No.  CA046
  • Historic Building Recording at Upper Neuadd Dam, Brecon Beacons National Park, 2015: CA Project No. 5587, Report No 15679. Ref. No. CA047
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Wind Turbine, Swansea Bay Wastewater Treatment Works, Crymlyn Barrows, Swansea, 2015: CA Project No. 5828, Report No 1619.  Ref. No. CA048
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Unit 3A Atlantic Trading Estate, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, 2011: CA Project No. 3486.  Ref. No. CA049
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Mount Pleasant Gas Main Replacement Phase II, Conwy, 2016: CA Project No. 5093, CA Report 15162.  Ref. No. CA050
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Close Ddu, Treboeth Gas Main Replacement, Swanseay, 2015: CA Project No. 5343. Ref. No. CA051
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Raglan Gas Main Diversion, Raglan, Monmouthshire, 2014-2015: CA Project No: 4939. Ref. No. CA052
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Caedraw Road Gas Main Replacement, Merthyr Tydfil, Vale of Glamorgan, 2015: CA Project No. 5523. Ref. No. CA053
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Colwinston to Llysworney Rising Main, Colwinston, Vale of Glamorgan 2016: CA Project No. 5807. Ref. No. CA054
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Magor Brewery, Phase 2, Magor, Monmouthshire, 2016: CA Project No. 5766. Ref. No. CA055
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at White Farm, Merthyr Dyfan, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, 2013 : CA Project No. 3899. Ref. No. CA056


David John Saer Album C.624430
Digital copies of images, taken from a photograph album, showing views of Aberystwyth and District
Covering dates: c.1910


Dyfed Archaeological Trust (D.A.T.) Plas Gogerddan Excavation Archive
Set of captioned colour slides showing the excavation at Plas Gogerddan, 1986. Ref. No. PGE01
Set of uncaptioned colour slides showing the excavation at Plas Gogerddan, 1986. Ref. No. PGE02


Emergency Recording Collection: Ref. No. ERC2017_005
Relating to the main house at Ty Gwyn, Lisvane; produced by Davies Sutton Architects and deposited with NMRW as a condition of planning consent
Covering dates: 2016-2017


General Digital Donations Collection
Colour photographs taken by Laurie Smith, showing misericords at St. Davids Cathedral, c.2010. Ref. No. DD2017_011

Misericord head, St. David’s Cathedral NPRN 306 DD2017_011_01 C.624596 Copyright reserved

Misericord head, St. David’s Cathedral NPRN 306 DD2017_011_01 C.624596 Copyright reserved


Colour photograph, taken by Peter Jones, showing the circular pigsty at Maen Offeiriad, Crymych, 2012. C624613


Circular pigsty at Maen Offeiriad, Crymych NPRN 22597 DD2017_012 C.624613

Circular pigsty at Maen Offeiriad, Crymych NPRN 22597 DD2017_012 C.624613


Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (G.A.T.) Projects Archive
Project archives relating to:

  • Archaeological Assessment at Pen y Stryd Water Main Renewal, Trawfynydd, Gwynedd, 2015: GAT Project No. G2448. Ref. No. GATP014
  • Archaeological Watching Brief relating to Rhug Estate Solar Panels, 2015: GAT Project No. G2450. Ref. No. GATP015
  • Level 2/3 Building Record at Pandy Farm, Gwynedd, 2016: GAT Project No. G2453. Ref. No. GATP016
  • Archaeological assessment at Marian Mawr, Dolgellau, 2016: GAT Project No. G2457. Ref. No. GATP017
  • Level 2/3 Building Record at Canolfan Goffa Ffestiniog, 2016: GAT Project No. G2459. Ref. No. GATP018
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Solar Farm Tyddyn Gwyn Llangybi, 2016: GAT Project No. G2460. Ref. No. GATP019
  • Archaeological Watching Brief at Cerbydau Gwynfor Coaches, 2016: GAT Project No. G2460. Ref. No. GATP020
  • Archaeological Trial Trenching, and limited Desk-based Assessment, at the former Ysgol yr Hendre, Ffordd Eryri, Caernarfon, 2016: GAT Project No. G2464. Ref. No. GATP021


John Coates-Carter Collection: Ref. No. JCC
Original coloured plans of the reredos screen and tower at Herbrandston Church
Covering dates: 1922-1927


Ordnance Survey 6″ County Series Map Sets
Relating to

  • Merionethshire, 1901-1906. C.624627
  • Monmouthshire, 1903-1906. C.624628
  • Pembrokeshire, 1906-1908. C.624629
  • Radnorshire, 1903-1948. C.624630
  • The Marches (Shropshire and Herefordshire borders with Wales), c.1945. C.624631


Paul R. Davis Collection
Colour photographs, dated 2017. relating to:

Cae Burdydd Mound NPRN 305711 PRD_02_0707 C.624624

Cae Burdydd Mound NPRN 305711 PRD_02_0707 C.624624


Plas Gwynfryn Drawings Collection: Ref. No. PGD
Set of c. 50 original architects’ plans, and colour wash drawings, relating to the construction of Plas Gwynfryn,  Llanystumdwy
Covering dates: 1875-1878


RCAHMW Animations Collection
Relating to:


RCAHMW Dendrochronology Project Collection
Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory Reports, dated 2017, relating to:

Architectural Record reports, dated 2017, relating


RCAHMW Exhibitions: Ref. No. RCEXS
Digital copies of RCAHMW exhibition panels, photographed by Charles Green  in advance of RCAHMW relocation in 2016.
Covering dates: 2009-2013


Talhardd, Golden Grove Photographic Survey Collection C.624461
Photographic survey, comprising c. 225 colour, and black & white prints; taken by Roger Mears
Covering dates: 1994-1995


Unpublished Dissertations
MSc dissertations:
Modernism in Wales: an argument that the listing of post-war heritage in incomplete, by Jonathan Vining 2013-2015. Ref. No. UD10/03
BBC Broadcasting House, Llandaf, Cardiff: a statement of significance, by Jonathan Vining 2013-14. Ref. No. UD10/04



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Garlick, Tom. 1985. Hardknott Castle Roman Fort.Clapham, Lancaster: Dalesman.

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Harding, D.W. 2016. Death and burial in Iron Age Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harris, Richard. 1978.  Traditional Farm Buildings: A Catalogue; Written by Richard Harris; to accompany the touring exhibition ‘Traditional Farm Buildings’ Organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

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Haylward, L.C. 1982. Ilchester Mead Roman Villa. St. Peter Port, Guernsey: Toucan Press.

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Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter no. 01/2017 (Winter-Spring 2017)

Ancient Monuments Society Transactions vol. 61 (2017)

Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions 2015-2016

Below! no. 2017.1 (Spring 2017)

Caernarvonshire Historical Society Transactions vols. 74/75 and 76 (2013/2014 and 2015)

Ceredigion vol. 17 no. 4 (2016)

Current Archaeology no. 325 (April 2017)

Cymru a’r Môr / Maritime Wales vol. 37 (2016)

Essex Historic Buildings Group Newsletter no. 2/2017 (February 2017)

Industrial Archaeology Review vol. 38 no. 2 (November 2016)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Bulletin no. 466 (March-April 2017)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Journal vol. 228 (March 2017)

Surrey DBRG News no. 135 (January 2017)

Tools and Trades History Society Newsletter no. 136 (‘Hilary’ 2017)

The Victorian nos. 53 and 54 (November 2016 and March 2017)

Welsh Railways Research Circle Newsletter no. 150 (March 2017)


Journals: Current Awareness

Ancient Monuments Society Transactions vol. 61, p. 8: ‘Three giants: Iorwerth Peate, Cyril Fox and Peter Smith, and the study of vernacular architecture in Wales’ by Eurwyn Wiliam

Below! no. 2017.1, p. 16: ‘Nantymwyn Lead Mine, Rhandirmwyn’ by Andy Wood

Caernarvonshire Historical Society Transactions vol. 76, p. 11: ‘Teyrnged i Trefor M. Owen’, Eurwyn Wiliam (Chairman, RCAHMW); p. 141: Review, by Shaun Evans, of Darganfod Tai Hanesyddol Eryri / Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia by Richard Suggett and Margaret Dunn (RCAHMW 2015); p. 142: Review, by Steffan Ab Owain, of Welsh Slate by David Gwyn (RCAHMW 2015)

Current Archaeology no. 325, p. 10 (News section): ‘Henry VII’s birthplace revealed at Pembroke Castle?’ [following a geophysical survey]; p. 42: ‘Down by the riverside: Exploring Iron Age rituals in the Fens’ by Christopher Catling, RCAHMW; p. 62: ‘Sherds’ column by Christopher Catling, this month on childhood philately and Royal Mail’s new archaeological stamps set; Stonehenge’s acoustics (accident or design?); Viking and other early music on CD; runic inscription (possibly) demonstrating the Viking sense of humour; and the potential future shortage of archaeologists.

Railway and Canal Historical Society Journal vol. 228, p. 45: ‘The location of Edward Jones’s 1799 tramroad: an assessment based on contemporary correspondence’ by Bryn Morgan

The Victorian no. 53, p. 9, ‘Top Ten Endangered Buildings’ include at no. 2 the Old Bute Railway Station, Cardiff (grade II*, 1840, possibly by Brunel; plans exist to convert the building as part of the Army Medical Services Museum);

The Victorian no. 54, p. 25, Casework section, Wales and the Midlands: ‘Former YMCA, Pontmorlais West, Merthyr Tydfil’. This 1911 building by Percy Thomas (Grade II listed), having been bought by the Cambrian Heritage Regeneration Trust, will be renovated with the help of an HLF grant.


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