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Thursday, 7 July 2016

The launch of our New Website

Following the move to our new premises in the National Library of Wales, the Royal Commission is improving its online services. Coflein has already been relaunched, and today our refreshed website is also being launched.

Our aim is to make our website accessible to any platform– tablet, mobile and PC. The Home page will take you to News, Events, Social media as well as Services and Publications. With one click you can find out more About Us and the National Monuments Record of Wales. Please give it a try and let us know what you think!

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Monday, 4 July 2016

National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin - June 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.

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

June 2016


Alcock, Nathaniel W.; & Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. 1972. Dartington houses : a survey. Exeter, University of Exeter Dept. of Economic History.

Anderson, V.R.; & Fox, G.K. 1984. An historical survey of Chester to Holyhead railway : track layouts and illustrations. Poole, Oxford Publishing.

Barnfield, Terry. 1980. A selection of timer-framed houses in Harting. Petersfield, The Harting Society.

Barrie, D.S. 1963. The Rhymney railway : the Oakwood Library of Railway History no.9. Lingfield, Oakwood Press.

Baughan, Peter E. 1988. The north Wales coast railway = Rheilffordd arfordir gogledd Cymru. Halifax, M. Bairstow.

Binney, Marcus; & Pearce, David; (eds). 1985. Railway architecture : written by members and associates of Save Britain’s Heritage. London, Bloomsbury Books.

Bowtell, Harold D.; & Hill, Geoffrey. 2006. Reservoir builders of south Wales. Rayleigh, Industrial Locomotive Society.

Brunskill, R.W. 1963. Vernacular architecture : an account of the studies in traditional domestic architecture and applied subjects undertaken in the School of Architecture of the University of Manchester between 1946 and 1963. England, University of Manchester School of Architecture.

Cadw. 2011. Blaenau Ffestiniog : understanding urban character. Cardiff, Welsh Assembly Government.

Cadw. 2010. Denbigh: understanding urban character. Cardiff, Welsh Assembly Government.

Chesher, Veronica; Truro Civic Society. Truro Buildings Research Group; & University of Exeter Extra-Mural Dept. Undated. The Boscawen Street Area, Truro. Truro, Truro Civic Society & Truro Buildings Research Group in association with University of Exeter Extra-Mural Dept.

Cordingley, R.A.; & Brunskill, R.W. Undated. English vernacular architecture : a field handbook based on the system devised by Professor Cordingley for the systematic recording of examples of traditional domestic architecture. Publisher not identified.

Courtais, Nicholas de. 1992. The New Radnor branch. Didcot, Wild Swan.

Denman, Michael. 2005. Nevill’s Dock & Railway Company : railways and industry in Llanelli. Ilton, The Wider View.

Davies, David Llewellyn. 1966. The Glyn Valley tramway. Lingfield, Oakwood Press.

Dunn, John Maxwell. 1948. The Chester and Holyhead railway. Surrey, Oakwood Press.

Ellis, Monica. 1978. Water and wind mills in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Southampton, Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group.

Epping Forest District Museum; & Dickinson, Harold (contr.) 1982. The history of a Tudor house : an historical, architectural and archaeological study of 41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest District Museum.

Gilchrist, Roberta; & Reynolds, Andrew (eds.) 2009. Reflections : 50 years of medieval archaeology, 1957 – 2007. Leeds, Maney Publishing.

Goodall, Stephen P. 1986. The Prestatyn and Dyserth branch line. Oxford, Oakwood Press.

Graham, Margaret; McCrombie, Grace; Potter, Dolly; & Roberts, Martin (eds.) 1997. Building Studies vol. 1 / A volume of building studies prepared by group members, collectively and individually. West Auckland, North East Vernacular Architecture Group.

Grimshaw, Peter N. 1992. Sunshine miners : opencast coalmining in Britain 1942-1992. Mansfield, British Coal Opencast.

Hale, Michael. 1980. Steam in south Wales : vol.1 : The valleys. Oxford, Oxford Publishing.

Hale, Michael. 1981. Steam in south Wales : vol.2 : North and west of Swansea. Oxford, Oxford Publishing.

Hale, Michael. 1982. Steam in south Wales : vol. 3 : Main line and the docks. Poole, Oxford Publishing.

Hale, Michael. 1984. Steam in south Wales : vol.4 : Monmouthshire. Poole, Oxford Publishing.

Hale, Michael. 1996. Steam in south Wales : vol.5 : East and mid Glamorgan. Great Gidding, Welsh Railways Research Circle.

Haigh, Stephen. 1993. Lobby-entry and hearth-passage houses in North Yorkshire : where, when and why – an investigation into the distributions of two vernacular house types in northern England. M.A. thesis, York.

Harding, Joan; & Domestic Buildings Research Group (Surrey). 1997. True cottages or narrowhouses in Surrey. Chichester, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Hewett, Cecil Alec. 1971. The barn at Grange Farm, Coggeshall, Essex. Coggeshall, Essex County Planning Dept.

Holmes, Alan; & Thomas, Richard. 1977. Quarry tracks, village ways : a descriptive history of Bryneglwys slate quarry and Abergynolwyn village. Tywyn, Talyllyn Railway Company.

Holmes, Alan. 1986. Slates from Abergynolwyn : the story of Bryneglwys slate quarry. Caernarfon, Gwynedd Archives Service.

Horsefield, John. 2015. Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno : a Victorian vision. Llandudno, Llandudno PCC / Holy Trinity Church.

Household, Humphrey. 1988. Narrow gauge railways : Wales and the Western Front. Bradford-on-Avon, Alan Sutton.

Hutton, Barbara.; & Boyce, Kenneth. 1994. Houses and everyday life in Weston on Trent. Weston on Trent, Weston on Trent Local History Society.

Hutton, Barbara; & British Archaeological Trust. 1986. Recording standing buildings. Sheffield, Department of Archaeology and Prehistory with the British Archaeological Trust.

Jones, Ivor Wynne; & Hatherill, Gordon. 1977. Llechwedd and other Ffestiniog railways. Blaenau Ffestiniog, Quarry Tours Ltd.

Jones, Stanley R.; Major, Kathleen; Johnson, Christopher; & Varley, Joan. 1984. The survey of ancient houses in Lincoln I: Priory to Pottergate. Lincoln, Lincoln Civic Trust.

Jones, Stanley; Major, Kathleen; & Varley, Joan. 1987. The survey of ancient houses in Lincoln II: Houses to the south and west of the Minster. Lincoln, Lincoln Civic Trust.

Jones, Stanley; Major, Kathleen; & Varley, Joan. 1990. The survey of ancient houses in Lincoln III: Houses in Eastgate, Priorygate and James Street. Lincoln, Lincoln Civic Trust.

Kelly, Maurice. 2002. The non rotative beam engine : A monograph concerning the history of and technical information on the Newcomen, the Boulton & Watt and the Cornish engines. Frome, Camden Minature Steam Services.

Kidner, R.W. 1990. The mid-Wales railway. Headington, Oakwood Press.

Lewis, M.J.T.; & Williams, M.C. 1987. Pioneers of Ffestiniog slate. Snowdonia National Park Study Centre.

Lloyd, David; & Moran, Madge. Undated. The corner shop : the history of Bodenhams from the Middle Ages. Birmingham, Studio Press, Ludlow Historical Research Group.

Lloyd, Mike E.M. 1990. The Tanat Valley Light Railway. Didcot, Wild Swan.

Machin, Bob. 1994. The lost cottages of England : An essay on impermanent building in post-medieval England. Publisher not identified.

Manley, E.R. 1969. A descriptive account of East Hendred. Wantage, E.R. Manley.

Martin, David; & Martin, Barbara.1974. An architectural history of Robertsbridge. Robertsbridge, Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey.

Martin, David; & Martin, Barbara. 1989. Domestic buildings in the eastern high Weald, 1300-1750 : part 1, wall construction. Robertsbridge, Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey.

Martin, Barbara; & Martin, David. 1991. Domestic Building in the eastern high Weald, 1300 – 1750 : part 2, windows & doorways. Robertsbridge, Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey.

Martin, David. 1980. Historic Buildings in eastern Sussex. Robertsbridge, Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey.

Martin, David; & Martin, Barbara. 1987. A selection of dated houses in eastern Sussex 1400-1750. Hastings, Rape of Hastings Architectural Survey.

Morgan D.W. 1948. Brief glory : the story of a quest. Liverpool, The Brython Press.

Owen-Jones, Stuart. 1993. The Penydarren Locomotive. Cardiff, National Museum of Wales.

Pacey, Arnold. 1985. Duck End : a group of Oxfordshire houses. Addingham, Arnold Pacey.

Pacey, A.J. 1964. Elland buildings : notes on a survey of vernacular architecture in the urban district of Elland. Publisher not identified.

Paul, R.S.; & Smith, W.J. 1965. A history of Middleton Grammar School, 1412-1964. Middleton, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.

Peters, J.E.C. 1966. Agricultural machinery and mid-Staffordshire farming. Shugborough, Staffordshire County Council / County Museum.

Peters, J.E.C.; & Ireland, P.M. 1979. The Priory, Stoke-sub-Hamdon. London, The National Trust.

Pontefract & District Archaeological Society. (undated). Historic buildings in Pontefract at 7 – 9 Corn Market and Swales Yard. Pontefract, Pontefract & District Archaeological Society.

Price, M.R.C. 1995. The Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay light railway. Oxford, Oakwood Press.

Price, M.R.C. 1986. The Pembroke and Tenby railway. Oxford, Oakwood Press.

Price, M.R.C. 1976. The Whitland & Cardigan railway. Blandford, Oakwood Press.

Pritchard, Arthur J. 1962. Historical notes on the railways of south east Monmouthshire. Lingfield, Oakwood Press.

Quimby, Ian M.G. (ed.) 1978. Material culture and the study of American life. New York, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.

Rear, W.G. 2003. From Chester to Holyhead : the branch lines. Shepperton, OPC.

Rear, W.G.; & Jones, Norman. 1990. The Llangollen line : Ruabon to Barmouth. Stockport, Foxline.

Rigold, S.E.; & Dunning, G.C. 1958. Maison Dieu, Ospringe, Kent : The medieval hospital. London, H.M.S.O.

Rolt, L.T.C.; & Betjeman, John. 1971. Railway adventure. London, Pan.

Savory, H.N.; Roberts, Gomer Morgan. 1977. Henebion Cymru. London, H.M.S.O.

Speight, Edward Martin; & Lloyd, David J. Undated. Ludlow houses and their residents. Birmingham, Studio Press, Ludlow Historical Research Group.

Stoyel, Anthony D. 1980. Otford’s medieval court hall : an account of the origin of ‘The Chantry’, Otford, Kent. Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks District Architectural History.

Suffolk County Council Planning Department. 1992. 17, Stowupland Street, Stowmarket : A structural analysis. Suffolk, Suffolk County Council.

Tipper, David. 1985. Stone and steam in the Black Mountain. Abergavenny, Blorenge.

Walker, John. 2005. Report on Vernacular Architecture Group tour of North America covering New England, the Delaware Valley and the Chesapeake. Vernacular Architecture Group.

Wallis, Patrick Leonard John Cosnett Ransome. 1964. Snowdon Mountain Railway. London, Ian Allan.

Walton, James. 1959. The built-in bed tradition in North Yorkshire. Publisher not identified.

Walton, James. 1955. Early timbered buildings of the Huddersfield district. Huddersfield, Tolson Memorial Museum.

Walton, James. 1979. Homesteads of the Yorkshire Dales. Lancaster, Dalesman Publishing Co.

Walton, James. 1940. Local woodcrafts. Halifax, Halifax Antiquarian Society.

Watts, Martin. 2006. Watermills. Princes Riseborough, Shire.

Welsh Highland Light Railway Ltd. 1966. More about the Welsh Highland Railway. Newton Abbot, Raleigh Press.

Woodall, Frank Donald. 1975. Steam engines and waterwheels : a pictorial study of some early mining machines. Buxton, Moorland Publishing Co.

Wren, Wilfrid J. 1968. The Tanat valley : its railways and industrial archaeology. Newton Abbott, David & Charles.


Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter 02/2016 (Summer).

Antiquity vols. 349, 350, 351 (February, April, June 2016).

British Archaeology no. 149 (July-August 2016).

The Archaeologist no. 98 (Spring 2016).

Cartographic Journal vol. 53 no. 1 (February 2016).

Casemate no. 106 (May 2016).

CBA Newsletter no. 37 (June-September 2016).

Chapels Society Journal vol. 2 (2016): Building the Church.

Chapels Society Newsletter no. 62 (May 2016).

Current Archaeology nos. 313, 314, 315, 316 (April, May, June, July 2016).

Essex Historic Buildings Group Newsletter no. 4/2016 (May 2016).

Building Conservation Directory: Historic Churches vol. 23 (2016).

Maplines vol. 26 no. 1 (Spring 2016).

Monmouthshire Antiquary vol. 32 (2016).

Panel for Historical Engineering Works Newsletter no. 149 (March 2016).

Pembrokeshire Life (June 2016).

Tools and Trades History Society Newsletter no. 132 (Spring 2016).

Vernacular Architecture vol. 46 (2015).

Yorkshire Buildings vol. 43 (2015).

Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group Newsheet no. 84 (May 2016).

Journals Current Awareness

Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter 02/2016, p. 6, ‘Tales from Friends churches’ section includes seven Welsh churches; p. 9, AMS casework section includes: St. Ceidio’s medieval church, Ceidio, Gwynedd (proposed conversion to a dwelling); Horeb Baptist church, Hengoed (ditto); Bryn Chapel, Trevor (adaptation to tearooms and B&B); Rhoslyn, 11 High St., Llandrindod Wells (proposed demolition). Many other Welsh sites are mentioned in further sections of the Newsletter.

Antiquity vol. 349, p. 237: ‘”Celts: art and identity” exhibition: “New Celticism” at the British Museum’ by Manuel Fernández-Götz [review of the exhibition in the context of modern Celtic scholarship and ‘Celtoscepticism’].

British Archaeology no. 149, p. 10, Britain in Archaeology section: A large red deer skull find on Borth beach, approx.. 6000 years old, was found and reported by two members of the public and excavated by archaeologists from Lampeter; p. 30: ‘The gathering place: pork, cauldrons and feasting in iron age Wales’ by Adam Gwilt et al. reports on the excavations at Llanmaes, Glamorgan; p. 56: Welsh Slate by David Gwyn reviewed by Rob Ixer; p. 65: ‘Casefiles 26: Tyncefn, Ceredigion’ by Cyllene Griffiths, CBA’s listed building caseworker for Wales [demolition application following deterioration since it was listed in 2003].

Building Conservation Directory: Historic Churches vol. 23, p. 31: ‘Medieval stained glass in north Wales and its treatment in the 19th century’ by Martin Crampin.

Current Archaeology no. 313, News in Brief section: ‘Protecting Wales’ past’ [note on the Historic Environment (Wales) bill]; no. 314, p. 32: ‘Wales in the vanguard: pioneering protection of the past’ by Christopher Catling [40th anniversary of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts]; p. 58: Odd Socs section presents Friends of the Newport Ship; no. 315, p. 44: ‘The life Neolithic: Llanfaethlu, Anglesey’ by C. Hilts; no. 316, p. 9: ‘Llanwnda’s “Iron Age” earthworks are medieval’ (reports GAT after excavations]; p. 12: ‘Offa’s Dyke: A call to action’ by Christopher Catling. Also, in every issue, ‘From the trowel’s edge’, the recurring column by Christopher Catling.

Monmouthshire Antiquary vol. 32, p. 161: ‘Recent and future research at Caerwent, Monmouthshire: Notes on a day school held at Caerwent in 2015’ by Steffan Ellis. Includes, inter alia, a note on Dr. Toby Driver’s presentation entitled ‘Prehistoric and Roman discoveries in the Caerwent environs: the view from the air’.

Vernacular Architecture vol. 46, p. 131: Review, by Mark Baker, of Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia by Richard Suggett and Margaret Dunn (RCAHMW 2014).

Re-opening of the Royal Commission’s Library, Search Room and Enquiry Service – 
6 July 2016 

Following the Royal Commission’s successful relocation to new premises at the National Library of Wales we are pleased to announce that the new Library and Search Room will be open to the public from 6 July 2016. You can find us in the National Library, just before the North Reading Room. Here, once again, visitors will be able to browse our unique collection of books, journals and maps and view material from our archive. 

The enquiry service will also resume on 6 July. View our website for details of how to make an enquiry. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

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