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Monday, 15 December 2014

National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin - November 2014

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.

Our Library and reading room is open:
Monday – Friday 09.30 – 16.00, Wednesday 10.30 – 16.30.

Tachwedd ~ November 2014

Archif ~ Archives
Abbey Tintern Furnace Excavation Archive: Ref. No. ATFE
Archive relating to an excavation at Abbey Tintern Furnace directed by John Pickin, 1979-1981.

Archaeological Reports/Evaluations (non Trust) Ref. No. AENT39_09
EAS Client Report 2014/03 and associated records relating to Prys Mawr, Llanuwchllyn produced by Engineering Archaeological Services Ltd, Aug 2014.

Investigators' Digital Photography
Photo surveys for the following sites were added to this collection:
Drill Hall Aberystwyth (Ref: DS2014_489)
Drill Hall, Aberystwyth.
NPRN: 402566 , DS2014_489_004, C597145

  • Memorial Hall, Tregaron (Ref: DS2014_485)
  • 21 sites in and around the town of Chirk
  • 20 sites in and around the town of Hay-on-Wye

Drill Hall, Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye.
NPRN: 420572, DS2014_452_002, C596467

  • Welsh Highland Railway (Ref: DS2014_434)
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway (Ref: DS2014_474 & DS2014_477 )
  • Cambrian Coast Line Railway (Ref: DS2014_435)
  • St Helen’s Road Railway Tunnel (Ref: DS2014_436)
  • DeWinton Foundry, Caernarfon (Ref: DS2014_458)
  • Snowdon Mill, Caernarfon (Ref: DS2014_473)
  • Millstone, Whitchurch (Ref: DS2014_485)
  • Nantgarw Colliery Monument (Ref: DS2014_486)
  • Glamorganshire Canal (Ref: DS2014_484)
  • Garreg-fawr ironstone and copper mines, Betws Garmon (Ref: DS2014_475)
  • Porthmadog Harbour (Ref: DS2014_476)
  • Bridge abutments and railway embankment, Cwm Clydach Railway (Ref: DS2007_010)

Railway bed and rock cutting from the southeast a short distance north of Pont y Lon.
NPRN: 405517, DS2007_008_001, C596407
  • All Saints’ Church, Cwm Ffrwd-Oer (Ref: DS2014_294)

Mothers Union banner, All Saints’ Church, Cwm Ffrwd-Oer.
NPRN: 12946, DS2014_294_017, C596450

NMR Site Files – B/W Photos
Images of inscribed stones from 11 sites including:
  • St Michael’s church, Llanfihangel-ar-arth
  • Ogmore Castle
  • St Padarn’s church, Llanbadarn Fawr

Photo surveys of 11 coastal sites in Pembrokeshire including:
  • St Brides Bay
  • Whitesands Bay
  • Tenby
  • Stack rocks
  • Newgale Bridge

Photo survey of Bremia Llanio Roman Fort carried out in 1973

Cambrian Archaeological Projects Archive
Piercefields Walks Archive (Ref: CAM2004/23_169)

Islwyn Jones Chapel Collection
Photo surveys of the following chapels were added to this collection:
  • Shiloh Chapel , Pentre 13884
  • Bethania CM chapel, Tonypandy 13970
  • Llidiadnennog Welsh Independent chapel, Llanybydder 6599

Llyfrau ~ Books
Barber, Chris (ed.). 1989. Hando’s Gwent Vol. 2, Abergavenny: Blorenge Books.
Brabham, Peter. 2013. Barry: The History of the Yard and its Locomotives, Surrey: Oxford Publishing Co.
Bebb, Richard. 2009. The Bardic Chair / Y Gadair Farddol, Carmarthenshire: Saer Books.
Daniel, Glyn. 1981. A Short History of Archaeology, London: Thames and Hudson.
Edey, Maitland A. 1979. Lost World of the Aegean, Netherlands: Time-Life Books Inc.
Evans, Gareth. 2014. The History of Ruthin, Rhuthun: Ruthin History Society.
Flaherty, Thomas H. 1993. Lost Civilizations: Wonderous Realms of the Aegeon, Virginia: The Time Inc. Book Company.
Gaunt, Peter. 1991. A Nation under Siege: The Civil War in Wales 1642-48, London: HMSO.
Geertz, Clifford. 1993. The Interpretation of Cultures, London: Fontana Press.
Grant, Michael. 1989. The Classical Greeks, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Hood, Sinclair. 1971. The Minoans: Crete in the Bronze Age, London: Thames and Hudson.
James, Heather (ed.). 1991. Sir Gâr: Studies in Carmarthenshire History: Essays in Memory of W. H. Morris and M. C. S. Evans. Monograph Series Vol. 4. Carmarthen: Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society.

Cyfnodolion ~ Journals
Britannia vol. 45 (2014)
Conservation Bulletin no. 73 (Winter 2014)
Current Archaeology no. 297 (December 2014)
Heritage Counts 2014
Landscapes vol. 15 no. 2 (November 2014)
Medieval Archaeology vol. 58 (2014)
Meisgyn and Glynrhondda Local History Research vol. VIII no. 2 (July 2014)
Pembrokeshire Life (November 2014)
Pen Cambria no. 27 (Winter 2014)
Planet no. 216 (Winter 2014)
Update Standards (November 2014)
Welsh Mines Society Newsletter no. 71 (Autumn 2014)

Cylchgronau Gwasanaeth Ymwybyddiaeth Gyfredol ~ Journals Current Awareness
Conservation Bulletin no. 73, p. 34: ‘Britain from Above’ [about the joint English Heritage, RCAHMS and RCAHMW project involving the Aerofilms collection]

Landscapes vol. 15 no. 2, p. 181: Montgomeryshire Past and Present from the Air and Radnorshire from Above by Chris Musson reviewed by Paul Stamper

Medieval Archaeology vol. 58, p. 270: ‘Bayvil in Cemais: An Early Medieval Assembly Site in South-West Wales?’ by Rhiannon Comeau

Pembrokeshire Life, p. 4: ‘Booting out the witches’ by Sue Lloyd [article about the apotropaic practice of concealing shoes inside chimneys and walls, and a cache of such shoes being discovered at Templeton Farm]; p. 26: ‘Photo focus’ [about drone aerial photography and its use by Cadw and other heritage and tourism bodies]

Pen Cambria no. 27, p. 41: ‘Virtual Chapels in Wales’ [about the virtual museum of Welsh nonconformity developed by RCAHMW and the Welsh Religious Buildings Trust]

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