A large-scale ground floor plan of Margam Park, showing the drainage system was produced by Proger, a Cardiff Sanitary Engineer in 1893. It was donated with another similar plan, by Hugh Bevan Evans in 2021 and both were digitised recently. Ref: MPD_02

Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – November 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.

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.

Archives

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:

A record of the Caerwent Historic Trust excavation trench at Llanmelin Outpost, Monmouthshire, was made by Toby Driver while undertaking aerial reconnaissance of the scheduled monument in the summer. It is an outpost of the Llanmelin Wood Iron Age hillfort is a small but elaborate Iron Age hillfort suggested as the capital of the Silures tribe.  Ref: AP2022_003_003
A record of the Caerwent Historic Trust excavation trench at Llanmelin Outpost, Monmouthshire, was made by Toby Driver while undertaking aerial reconnaissance of the scheduled monument in the summer. It is an outpost of the Llanmelin Wood Iron Age hillfort is a small but elaborate Iron Age hillfort suggested as the capital of the Silures tribe. Ref: AP2022_003_003
A large-scale ground floor plan of Margam Park, showing the drainage system was produced by Proger, a Cardiff Sanitary Engineer in 1893. It was donated with another similar plan, by Hugh Bevan Evans in 2021 and both were digitised recently. Ref: MPD_02
A large-scale ground floor plan of Margam Park, showing the drainage system was produced by Proger, a Cardiff Sanitary Engineer in 1893. It was donated with another similar plan, by Hugh Bevan Evans in 2021 and both were digitised recently. Ref: MPD_02
Recording work has taken place at schools due for demolition such as at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen (Bro Ddyfi), Machynlleth, Cantonian and Cathays high schools, Cardiff, and Pencoedtre (Bryn Hafren), Barry, and others are planned. The photo is from a survey carried out for Cathays High School in July, it shows the main hall, looking towards the stage. Read our recent blog for more: Old School, New School Ref: DS2022_097_415
Recording work has taken place at schools due for demolition such as at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen (Bro Ddyfi), Machynlleth, Cantonian and Cathays high schools, Cardiff, and Pencoedtre (Bryn Hafren), Barry, and others are planned. The photo is from a survey carried out for Cathays High School in July, it shows the main hall, looking towards the stage. Read our recent blog for more: Old School, New School Ref: DS2022_097_415
A survey of the bronze statue of Saint Carannog, founder of the the village of Llangrannog, was carried out in September 2022. The statue stands on the headland overlooking Llangrannog beach. It was designed and built by the internationally renowned sculptor Sebastien Boyesen, and was unveiled by the Archbishop of Wales on 12 May 2012. Ref: DS2022_103_001
A survey of the bronze statue of Saint Carannog, founder of the the village of Llangrannog, was carried out in September 2022. The statue stands on the headland overlooking Llangrannog beach. It was designed and built by the internationally renowned sculptor Sebastien Boyesen, and was unveiled by the Archbishop of Wales on 12 May 2012. Ref: DS2022_103_001
Photo of interior of Capel Soar, Maenan, part of a survey produced as part of a planning application in 2020. Soar Methodist Chapel was built in 1839 in the Vernacular style of the long-wall entry type. Ref: ERC2022_014_003
Photo of interior of Capel Soar, Maenan, part of a survey produced as part of a planning application in 2020. Soar Methodist Chapel was built in 1839 in the Vernacular style of the long-wall entry type. Ref: ERC2022_014_003

Books

All our books and journals can be found on the Royal Commission’s Library Catalogue and viewed in our Library and Search Room.

  • Britnell, William, and Whittle, Alasdair. 2022. The First Stones: Penywyrlod, Gwernvale and the Black Mountains – Neolithic Long Cairns of South-East Wales. Oxford: Oxbow.
  • Cope, Phil. 2021. The Golden Valley: a visual biography of the Garw. Bridgend: Seren.
  • Hauser, Kitty. 2009. Bloody Old Britain: O.G.S. Crawford and the Archaeology of Modern Life. London: Granta Books.
  • Henty, Liz. 2022. Exploring Archaeoastronomy: A history of its relationship with archaeology and esotericism. Oxford: Oxbow.
  • Jenkins, David. 2019. Graig: one hundred years in shipping. Preston: Ships in Focus Publications.
  • Lock, Gary. 2022. Moel-y-Gaer (Bodfari): A small hillfort in Denbighshire, North Wales. Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology.
  • McCartney, Innes. 2022. Echoes from the deep: inventorising shipwrecks at the national scale by the application of marine geophysics and the historical text. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
  • Morgan, D. Densil. 2021. Theologia Cambrensis: Protestant Religion and Theology in Wales – 2: The Long Nineteenth Century in Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • Owen, David Lloyd. 2017. A Wilder Wales: Travellers’ Tales 1610-1831. Cardigan: Partian.
  • Parsons, David N. and Russell, PaulSeintiau Cymru/Sancti Cambrensis: Astudiaethau ar Seintiau Cymru/Studies in the Saints of Wales. Aberystwyth: University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.
  • Roberts, Brynley F. 2022. Edward Lhwyd c. 1660-1709: Naturalist, Antiquary, Philologist. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. Shore, Leslie M. 2022. The Ocean Coal Company and ‘The Barry’: David Davies’s Extraordinary South Wales Enterprises. Lydney, Gloucestershire: Lightmoor Press.
  • Thomas, Owen John. 2021. The Welsh Language in Cardiff: A History of Survival. Talybont: Y Lolfa.

Journals

  • Archaeologia Cambrensis Volume 171 (2022).
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis Volume 171 (2022).
  • The Archaeologist Volumes 94-96 (2015), 99 (2016), 101-102 (2017), 105-107 (2018-2019), 110-114 (2020-2021), and 116 (2022).
  • Archaeology Ireland Volumes 109 (Autumn 2014), 130 (Winter 2019), 132 (Summer 2020), 134 – 136 (Winter 2020 – Summer 2021) and 140 – 141 (Summer – Autumn 2022).
  • Architects’ Journal Volume 249, Issue 11, 24 November (2022).
  • Architects’ Journal: Specification (November 2022).
  • C20: the magazine of the Twentieth Century Society Volume 2 (2022).
  • Chapels Society Newsletter Volume 82 (November 2022).
  • Council for British Archaeology Wales/Cymru Newsletter Volume 64 (Autumn 2022).
  • Current Archaeology Volume 393 (December 2022).
  • DBRG News Volume 152 (October 2022).
  • Eavesdropper: The Newsletter of the Suffolk Historic Buildings Group Volume 65 (Winter 2022).
  • Friends of Friendless Churches Newsletter November (2022).
  • Heritage Now: The Magazine of Historic Buildings and Places Volume 03 (Autumn 2022).
  • Medieval Settlement Research Volume 35 (2020).
  • Pembrokeshire: The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society Volume 31 (2022).
  • Post-Medieval Archaeology Volumes 53, Part 3 (2019), 54 Parts 1-3 (2020), 55 Part 1 (2021), and 56 Part 1 (2022).
  • Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed Part 4 (2022).
  • Touchstone: The Journal for Architecture in Wales (2022).
  • Vernacular Building: Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group Journal Volume 45 (2022).
  • Welsh Mills Society Newsletter Volume 149 (October 2022).
  • Welsh Mines Society Volume 87 (Autumn 2022).

Journals: Current Awareness

  • C20: the magazine of the Twentieth Century Society Volume 2 (2022) p.8 Mural submitted for listing: Wrexham Waterworld; p.10 Buildings submitted for listing: South Glamorgan County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff; Seaside Shelters Rhos and Colwyn Bay.
  • Chapels Society Newsletter Volume 82 (November 2022) p.13-14 Open day at Capel Caebach, Roger Holden.
  • Current Archaeology Volume 393 (December 2022) p.9 In search of lost islands in Cardigan Bay; Hundreds of burials found under Welsh department Store.
  • Friends of Friendless Churches Newsletter November (2022) p.3-12 Director’s Report – St Deiniol’s, Worthenbury, Wrexham; p.28 Hanbury Road Baptist Chapel, Bargoed; p.30 Zion English Baptist Chapel, Newtown, Powys to be sold.
  • 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;mCapel Bethel, Frondeg, Aberaeron.

Contact us

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01/03/2023

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