RCAHMW Colour transparency of Carreghofa Locks on Montgomeryshire Canal.

Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – October 2016

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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RCAHMW colour transparency showing view of the Ynysgedwyn Branch of the Swansea Canal.

RCAHMW colour transparency showing view of the Ynysgedwyn Branch of the Swansea Canal.
Taken by I.N. Wright, October 2005. NPRN: 403648; DI2007_0452; C.424166



Aeon Archaeology Projects: AAP

Digital report and photographic material relating to:

  • Afon Craig Las Hydro, Nantlle, Gwynedd; March 2015: Ref. No. AAP_020
  • Afon Gennog Hydro Scheme, Nant Peris, Gwynedd; October 2014: Ref. No. AAP_033
  • Bod Idris, Llandegla, Denbighshire, LL11 3AL; April 2016: Ref. No. AAP_021
  • Bron Fedw Uchaf Hydro Scheme, Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd; December 2014: Ref. No. AAP_019
  • Bryn Llwyd Yard, North Street, Caerwys; October 2015: Ref. No. AAP_022
  • Caer Gai, Llanuwchllyn, Bala, Gwynedd; June 2014: Ref. No. AAP_031
  • Caeran Mill, Abergele; March 2016: Ref. No. AAP_026
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Mill Hydro Scheme, Gwynfyntdd Mine, Mawddach, Gwynedd; June 2014: Ref. No. AAP_032
  • Coch Willan Hydro-electric Scheme, Penrhyn, Gwynedd; November 2015: Ref. No. AAP_029
  • Cors y Gedol Hall Hydro Scheme, Tal y Bont,, Gwynedd; August 2014: Ref. No. AAP_030
  • Ddol, Bryn y Gefeiliau, Capel Curig, Gwynedd; July 2014: Ref. No. AAP_034
  • Gelli Ffrydiau Hydro Scheme 2, Nantlle; July 2014: Ref. No. AAP_028
  • Halghton Hall, Whitchurch Road, Bangor-on Dee, Wrexham; February 2016: Ref. No. AAP_025
  • Seven Springs Fisheries, Caerwys, Flintshire; December 2015: Ref. No. AAP_023
  • The White House Hotel, Abersoch, January 2016: Ref. No. AAP_024
  • Tir y Fron, Ruabon; May 2016: Ref. No. AAP_027
  • Ty Coch Hydro Scheme, Nantlle, Gwynedd; August 2015: Ref. No. AAP_018.


Archaeological Reports/Evaluations (non Trust): AENT

Small project archives relating to archaeological evaluation at:

  • Bonvilston, Glamorgan; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2015: Ref. No. AENT40_14
  • Bryn Bachau Farm, Chwilog; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2015: Ref. No. AENT40_11
  • Hafod y Dafal, Aberbeeg; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2015: Ref. No. AENT40_10
  • Hendai, Caerphilly; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2016: Ref. No. AENT40_09
  • Henllys Hall, Beaumaris; undertaken by Oxford Archaeology North, 2001: Ref. No. AENT40_04
  • Moore Lane, Kenfig; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2014: Ref. No. AENT40_12
  • Nanhoron Estate, Gwynedd; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2015-2016: Ref. No. AENT40_08
  • Tirgwynt to Cwm Llwyd Tirgwynt, Powys (overhead line connection); undertaken by Wessex Archaeology, 2015-2016: Ref. No. AENT40_06
  • Trench Farm, Wrexham; undertaken by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology, 2014: Ref. No. AENT40_13
  • Trow Road, Rumney; undertaken by Wessex Archaeology, 2016: Ref. No. AENT40_05
  • Ysgol Bro Dysynni; undertaken by Wessex Archaeology, 2015-2016: Ref. No. AENT40_07


Cardiganshire County History Collection: CCH

Material relating to Cardiganshire County History, Volume II: Medieval; 2016: Ref. NO. CCH02


Emergency Recording Collection: ERC

Report, entitled Written Scheme of Investigation for Archaeological Building Recording Level 3. Tonyrefail Comprehensive School; prepared by Archaeology Wales, July 2016: Ref. No. ERC2016_006


Investigators’ Digital Photography: DS2015 & DS2016

Digital images, taken by RCAHMW staff 2012-2016, relating to:

  • Abermagwr Roman Villa, 2015 Excavation: Ref. No. DS2016_098
  • Babell Chapel, Blaen Dyryn: Ref. no. DS2016_086
  • Castell Grogwynion Hillfort: Ref. No. DS2016_084 & DS2016_085
  • Clawdd British: Ref. No. DS2016_088
  • Fairbourne Military Defences: Ref. No. DS2015_061
  • Gwern Einion Burial Chamber: Ref. No. DS2016_093
  • Hirnant Kerbed Cairn: Ref. No. DS2016_092
  • Llandre Barrow Cemetery, Pant-y-Peran: Ref. No. DS2016_090
  • Mowingword Promontory Enclosure: Ref. No. Ds2016_094
  • Pared y Cefnhir Hillfort: Ref. no. DS2016_083
  • Pen Dinas, Elerch Hillfort: Ref. No. DS2016_082
  • Pen Dinas Hillfort, Festival of Archaeology 2012: Ref. No. DS2016_080 & DS2016_081
  • Prisoner of War Culvert south of Neuadd Fach: Ref. No. DS2016_089
  • Rhyd-y-Pennau Barrow Cemetery: Ref. No. DS2016_091
  • Sennybridge ‘German Village’: Ref. No. DS2016_087
  • Sub-megalithic site near to North Stream, Skomer Island: Ref. No. DS2016_095 & DS2016_096
  • The Churchyard, Skomer Island: Ref. No. DS2016_097


K.A. Martin Collection: KAM

  • Report and digital data relating to The old roads between Pontlottyn and the Manmoel Ridgeway: Ref. No. KAM09/004
  • Report and associated digital records relating to The Land of the Silures: Ref. No. KAM16


NMR Site Files

Black and white photographs, taken by W. A. Call, relating to:

  • Abergavenny: NPRN 96275
  • Abergavenny Castle: NPRN 94876
  • Brecon Bridge: NPRN 23764
  • Carew Celtic/ High Cross: NPRN 103458
  • Conwy Castle, 1968; NPRN 121
  • Crickhowell Bridge: NPRN 23741
  • Great Pool Hall Manor: NPRN 36989
  • Llech y Drybedd: NPRN 304086
  • Margam Abbey: NPRN 132
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the effigy of Sir William ap Thomas: NPRN 377
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the effigy of Richard and Margaret Herbert: NPRN 377
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the effigy of Eva de Canteloupe: NPRN 377
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the wooden effigy of George de Cantaloupe: NPRN 377
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the effigy of Eva de Braose/ Braoze: NPRN 377
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the effigy of Lawrence de Hastings: NPRN 377
  • St Mary’s Church, Abergavenny, showing the effigy of Sir Richard Herbert of Ewyas: NPRN 377

Black and white photographs, taken by B. C. Clayton, relating to:

  • St. David’s Cathedral, c. 1929: NPRN 306
  • Trellech Church: NPRN 220997


Photographs relating to:

  • Bettws Newydd Church: NPRN 222145


RCAHMW Dendrochronology Project Collection: DCP

Reports, produced as part of the North West Wales Dendrochronology Project, 2009-2016, relating to:

  • Bennar, Penmachno: Ref. No. DCP2016_051
  • Berain, Llannefydd: Ref. No. DCP2016_025
  • Bodwrdda: Ref. No. DCP2016_001
  • Brynberllan, Merioneth: Ref. No. DCP2016_023
  • Bryn Dinas, Tywyn: Ref. No. DCP2016_045
  • Cae’n y Coed, Llandecwyn: Ref. No. DCP2016_038
  • Cae’n y Coed Uchaf, Maentwrog: Ref. No. DCP2016_014
  • Cae’r Afallen, Ruthin: Ref. No. DCP2016_026
  • Cae’r March, Llanfachreth: Ref. No. DCP2016_039
  • 32 Castle Street, Beaumaris: Ref. No. DCP2016_010
  • Cochwillan, Tal-y-Bont: Ref. No. DCP2016_046
  • Coed y Foel, Derwen: Ref. No. DCP2016_035
  • Creigir Isaf: Ref. No. DCP2016_004
  • Croes ynyd Inn: Ref. No. DCP2016_048
  • Cwm Farm, Cwm Cynfal: Ref. No. DCP2016_018
  • Cysulog Old House, Denbighshire: Ref. No. DCP2016_036
  • Dolmelynllyn/ Ty’n-y-Groes Hotel: Ref. No. DCP2016_047
  • Dyffryn Gwyn, Tywyn: Ref. No. DCP2016_040
  • Dylasua Isaf, Betws-y-Coed: Ref. No. DCP2016_052
  • Esgair Olwyn, Llandecwyn: Ref. No DCP2016_041
  • Fedw Deg, Caernarfonshire: Ref. No. DCP2016_027
  • Gwerclas, Merioneth: Ref. No. DCP2016_015 & DCP2016_028
  • Gwernbraichdwr, Llandderfel: Ref. No. DCP2016_037 & DCP2016_042
  • Hafod Ysbyty, Ffestiniog: Ref. No. DCP2016_053
  • Llawr-dref: Ref. No. DCP2016_002
  • Maenan Hall: DCP2016_029
  • Oerddwr Isaf, Beddgelert: Ref. No. DCP2016_049
  • 6 Palace Street, Caernarfon: Ref. No. DCP2016_006
  • 16 & 18a Palace Street, Caernarfon: Ref. No. DCP2016_007
  • Paradwys: Ref. No. DCP2016_016 & DCP2016_030
  • Penhyddgan: Ref. No. DCP2016_003
  • Penhwnllys Plas: Ref. No. DCP2016_012
  • Penlan Fawr, Pwllheli: Ref. No. DCP2016_020
  • Penrhyn Old Hall: Ref. No. DCP2016_031
  • Pen-y-Bryn, Aber: Ref. No. DCP2016_032
  • Plas Dolmelynllyn: Ref. No. DCP2016_022
  • Plas ym Mhenrhos, Llannor: Ref. No. DCP2016_019
  • Plas yn Trofarth: Ref. No. DCP2016_024
  • Rhydyreirin, Harlech: Ref. No. DCP2016_043
  • Rhydywernen, Llanfor: Ref. No. DCP2016_033
  • The Gatehouse, Beaumaris: Ref. No. DCP2016_011
  • Trefadog, Llanfaethlu: Ref. No. DCP2016_013
  • Ty Cerrig, Llanfwrog: Ref. No. DCP2016_021
  • Ty Cerrig, Llangower: Ref. No. DCP2016_017 & DCP2016_034
  • Ty Gwyn, Barmouth: Ref. No. DCP2016_050
  • Ty Mawr, Criccieth: Ref. Mo. DCP2016_008
  • Ty Mawr, Nantlle: Ref. No. DCP2016_005
  • Tyddyn Sais, Merioneth: Ref. No. DCP2016_044
RCAHMW Colour transparency of Carreghofa Locks on Montgomeryshire Canal.

RCAHMW Colour transparency of Carreghofa Locks on Montgomeryshire Canal.
Taken by RCAHMW, 1981. NPRN: 34577; DI2007_0795; C.425102


RCAHMW Montgomeryshire Canal Publication Collection: AMC

Archive collection relating to The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, by S. R. Hughes (published by RCAHMW: 1988).


  • Original artwork; 1970-1988: Ref. No. AMC01
  • Notes, Survey notes, drafts, background material and correspondence; 1970-1988: Ref. No. AMC02
  • Black and White prints, contact sheets, caption indices and background material produced by Manpower Services Commission Project in conjunction with the RCAHMW and Montgomeryshire District Council; 1970-1988: Ref. No. AMC03


Unpublished Dissertations: UD

  • D.Phil thesis, entitled The Relationship between Iron Age Hill Forts, Roman Settlements and Metallurgy on the Atlantic Fringe; produced by Keith Haylock, 2015: Ref. No. UD10/01
  • MSc dissertation, entitled Set In Stone: Intangible Heritage and the Conservation of Edward I’s Castle in Gwynedd; produced by Sadie Jarrett, September 2016: Ref. No. UD10/02



Bird, A.J. 1977. History on the ground, Cardiff, University of Wales Press.

Cadw. 2009. Flint : understanding urban character, Cardiff: Cadw.

Cadw. 2009. Aberdare: understanding urban character, Cardiff: Cadw.

Cadw. 2010. Denbigh: understanding urban character, Cardiff: Cadw.

Cadw. 2012. Pontypool: understanding urban character, Cardiff: Cadw.

Cherry, Monica. 2006. Building Wales = Adeiladu Cymru, Cardiff, Awdurdod Datblygu Cymru.

Ferris, Tom. 2016. Items for Lost lines of Wales, Llanelli: Graffeg.

Owen-Jones, Stuart. 1981. Railways of Wales, Cardiff: National Museum of Wales.

Miller,R .2009. The Burry Port & Gwendreath [sic] Valley Railway and its antecedent canals. Volume two, The railway and dock, Usk: Oakwood Press.

Wilhide, Elizabeth. 2007. Surface & finish: a directory of materials for interiors, London: Quadrille.


Antiquity vol. 90 no. 353 (October 2016)

Archaeologia Cambrensis vol. 165 (2016)

The Archaeologist no. 99 (Autumn 2016)

Below! no. 2016.3 (Autumn)

British Archaeology nos. 150 & 151 (Sep-Oct and Nov-Dec 2016)

Capel Newsletter no. 68 (Autumn 2016)

Cartographic Journal vol. 53 no. 3 (August 2016)

Cartographiti, Summer 2016

Casemate no. 107 (September 2016)

CBA Newsletter no. 38 (Oct 2016-Jan 2017)

Chapels Society Newsletter no. 63 (September 2016)

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Yearbook and Directory (2016)

Current Archaeology no. 320 (November 2016)

Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions vol. 64 (2016)

Discovery and Learning 2015: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Annual Report

Essex Historic Buildings Group Newsletter no. 6/2016 and 7/2016 (September and October)

Fort vol. 44 (2016)

Gower Society Newsletter, Autumn 2016

Melin vol. 31 (2015)

Merioneth Historical and Record Society Journal vol. 17 pt. 3 (2016)

Pembrokeshire Life (October 2016)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Bulletin no. 463 (Sept-Oct 2016)

Site Recorder no. 1602 (October 2016)

Tools and Trades Research Society Newsletter no. 134 (Autumn 2016)

Vernacular Architecture Group Newsletter no. 71 (August 2016)

Vernacular Building (Scottish Vernacular Buildings Group journal) vol. 39 (2015-2016)

Welsh Mills Society Newsletter nos. 124 and 125 (July and October 2016)

Welsh Railways Research Circle Newsletter no. 148 (Autumn 2016)


Journals Current Awareness

Archaeologia Cambrensis vol. 165, p. 301: Review, by Marilyn Palmer, of Welsh Slate by David Gwyn.

The Archaeologist no. 99, p. 22: ‘Forty years of the Welsh archaeological trusts’ by Ken Murphy.

British Archaeology no. 150, p. 16: ‘Adventure & treasure: Real archaeology?’ by Mark Redknap describes how the National Museum of Wales celebrates the 2016 theme, the Year of Adventure.

CBA Newsletter no. 38, p. 6: ‘Welsh chapels in crisis – the impact of casework’.

Current Archaeology no. 320, p. 28: ‘Because I’m worth it: Apethorpe preserved’ by Christopher Catling (Secretary, RCAHMW); p. 64: ‘Sherds’, the regular column by Christopher Catling (Two Kings statue in Harlech; the Mabinogion; William the Conqueror; northern European red deer and their mysterious origin; and how Doggerland got its name).

Merioneth Historical and Record Society Journal vol. 17 pt. 3, p. 344: Review, by Paul Lawton, of Welsh Slate by David Gwyn.


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