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Friday, 17 April 2015

Darganfyddwch Darddiad Afon Wysg ar Daith Gerdded Fawr Gymreig y Comisiwn Brenhinol, 9 Mai 2015





Cymylau isel yn y mynyddoedd lle mae tarddiad Afon Wysg.
Yn dilyn llwyddiant taith gerdded y llynedd o Fan Llia i Fan Dringarth a arweiniwyd gan y Comisiwn Brenhinol fel rhan o Daith Gerdded Fawr Gymreig Cerddwyr Cymru, a gynhelir bob blwyddyn drwy gydol mis Mai, mae taith gyffrous arall wedi’i threfnu ar gyfer eleni mewn partneriaeth â Cadw a Cherddwyr Cymru. Ar Ddydd Sadwrn, 9 Mai bydd ein huwch archaeolegydd David Leighton yn arwain taith gerdded ddiddorol a difyr ar hyd rhannau uchaf Afon Wysg mor bell â’i tharddiad (o dan glogwyni Fan Brycheiniog a Bannau Sir Gaer), ac ochr ddwyreiniol bellaf y Mynydd Du. Bydd y daith gerdded gylchol hon, 11 km o hyd, yn cychwyn o’r ardal parcio a phicnic ym Mhont ar Wysg yn SN82002715. Yna byddwn yn dringo’n araf i 2000 o droedfeddi uwchlaw lefel y môr ac yn gweld amrywiaeth o safleoedd o’r cyfnodau cynhanesyddol, Rhufeinig, canoloesol a diweddarach. Ar hyd y daith fe welwn olygfeydd syfrdanol o Barc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog, carneddau claddu o’r Oes Efydd, olion gwersyll cyrch Rhufeinig a hyd yn oed gorlan ddefaid fawr o’r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg gyda’i hadrannau niferus. Yng nghwmni staff eraill y Comisiwn Brenhinol, gan gynnwys yr hanesydd pensaernïol Richard Suggett, bydd David Leighton yn cynnig ei arbenigedd hanesyddol ar hyd y ffordd, gan rannu’r cyfoeth o wybodaeth sydd ganddo am ardaloedd uwchdirol ar ôl treulio blynyddoedd lawer yn cydlynu Prosiect Uwchdiroedd llwyddiannus y Comisiwn Brenhinol. Mae’n argoeli bod yn ddiwrnod gwych allan i gerddwyr brwd o bob oedran a chyfle prin i ddarganfod mwy am yr hanes sydd o’n cwmpas ym mhob man!

Mae lleoedd ar gyfer y daith yn dal ar gael, er nad oes llawer ar ôl. I gael manylion pellach ac i drefnu’ch lle cysylltwch â nicola.roberts@cbhc.gov.uk.

Fel rhan o ddathliadau pen-blwydd y Cerddwyr yn 80 oed, bydd y Daith Gerdded Fawr Gymreig eleni yn fwy nag erioed! I gael mwy o fanylion, ewch i’w gwefan yn http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/big-welsh-walk.aspx.

I weld rhestr o’r teithiau cerdded treftadaeth sy’n cael eu trefnu gan Cadw, ewch i’r dudalen ddigwyddiadau ar eu gwefan: http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/events/?lang=en.

Merlod a chylch meini yn Nyffryn Wysg uchaf: un o’r safleoedd ar y daith.

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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Two Unique Anglesey Anniversaries





2015 marks a unique event for a celebrated village on Anglesey – a centenary and a bi-centenary.

On the 16 September 1915, the first meeting of the Women’s Institute in Britain took place in an unassuming building in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (or Llanfair PG). The movement was formed in Canada in 1897. Their aim was to revitalise rural communities and encourage the local country-women to help increase supplies of domestic food supplies during the Great War. The original meeting hall still stands, beside the old A5 trunk road through the village.




There are over 200,000 members of the WI in the UK, and the movement has evolved to become the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the country.




For the second anniversary, you only have to travel a short distance to the east of the hall, to Craig y Dinas, and the striking column that was erected in 1817 as a tribute and to Henry William Paget, the first Marquis of Anglesey. The title was awarded to him in July 1815 - in recognition of his bravery and leadership at the Battle of Waterloo, where the French army, commanded by Napoleon, was defeated by the Anglo-allied army, commanded by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army, led by Gebhard von Blucher, on the 18 June 1815.

Paget was the cavalry commander on that day. He and Wellington were on their horses and observing the scene before them. Grape shot from one of the very last French cannon volleys of the battle hit Paget’s right knee. He looked down and said “By God, sir, I’ve lost my leg!” Wellington instantly replied “By God, sir, so you have!”

The bronze statue was a later addition to the column. It was placed there in 1860 after Paget died, at a grand old age of 85.

By Medwyn Parry


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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

AR GAEL NAWR! Cyhoeddiad Newydd gan y Comisiwn Brenhinol: ‘Llechi Cymru - Archaeoleg a Hanes’ gan David Gwyn






Ar un adeg, arferid gweld llechi o chwareli yng Nghymru ar doeau ledled y byd. Erbyn diwedd y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg, roedd cynifer â thraean o’r holl lechi to a gynhyrchid ledled y byd yn dod o Gymru, gan gystadlu â chwareli yn Ffrainc a’r Unol Daleithiau. Mae’r llyfr hwn yn olrhain y diwydiant o’i fan cychwyn yng nghyfnod y Rhufeiniaid, ei ddatblygiad canoloesol araf ac yna ei ehangiad enfawr yn y bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg – yn ogystal â thrwy ei ddirywiad araf yn yr ugeinfed ganrif.

Llun o Chwarel Dinorwig o’r gorllewin, ar draws Llyn Peris (AP_2010_2454, NPRN 40538)

Mae awdur y llyfr, David Gwyn, yn creu darlun cynhwysfawr o’r diwydiant arbennig hwn ar sail astudiaeth fanwl o archaeoleg ddiwydiannol helaeth y chwareli eu hunain a thystiolaeth hanesyddol y tirweddau syfrdanol y maent wedi’u lleoli ynddynt, yn ogystal â chofnodion cyfreithiol a chofnodion cwmni, llyfrau porthladd, papurau newydd lleol a chenedlaethol, cylchgronau masnach, casgliadau o baentiadau a ffotograffau, a hanesion plwyf.

Yr injan drawst Gernywaidd yn Chwarel Dorothea, Nantlle, a adeiladwyd yn 1904-06 (DI2013_0723, NPRN 26409)

Neilltuir rhai penodau i’r chwareli eu hunain a’r dulliau a ddefnyddid i gloddio’r llechfaen a’i brosesu. Mae penodau eraill yn rhoi sylw i’r dystiolaeth am y technolegau a’i gwnaeth hi’n bosibl i greu’r chwareli – y systemau pwmpio a phŵer, y systemau cludiant mewnol a thros y tir, a’r llongau hwylio a allforiai’r llechi gorffenedig i bedwar ban byd.

Melin ‘Australia’, 1924, yn Chwarel Dinorwig a’i rhes o fyrddau llifio (DS2013_509_005, NPRN 419478)

Mae’n edrych hefyd ar yr aneddiadau a’r cymunedau nodedig a grëwyd gan y chwarelwyr a’u teuluoedd, mewn trefi fel Bethesda a Blaenau Ffestiniog, a phentrefi fel Deiniolen, Tal-y-sarn ac Abergynolwyn.

Chwareli Ffestiniog a Blaenau Ffestiniog, dinas y chwarelwyr (AP_2011_3093, NPRN 305760)

Llyfr fformat mawr gyda 291 o dudalennau yw Llechi Cymru. Archaeoleg a Hanes. Ceir ynddo 243 o luniau o ansawdd uchel a’r pris yw £45.


Llechi Cymru - Archaeoleg a Hanes
I gael manylion pellach ac i archebu copi, cysylltwch â’r Comisiwn Brenhinol ar 01970 621200, chc.cymru@cbhc.gov.uk


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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bwletin Archifau a Llyfrgell Cofnod Henebion Cenedlaethol Cymru – Mawrth 2015





Croeso i’r rhifyn diweddaraf o Fwletin Archifau a Llyfrgell Cofnod Henebion Cenedlaethol Cymru (CHCC) http://www.cbhc.gov.uk/HI/CYM/Ein+Gwasanaethau/Rhoi+Cofnodion/Derbyniadau+Diweddar/. Gellir gweld yr eitemau archifol a’r llyfrau llyfrgell ac erthyglau o gylchgronau yn ein hystafell ddarllen gyhoeddus. Gellir gweld y deunydd archifol ar Coflein hefyd ynwww.coflein.gov.uk

Rydym ar agor i’r cyhoedd ar yr adegau canlynol:
Dydd Llun – Dydd Gwener 09.30 – 16.00, Dydd Mercher 10.30 – 16.30.
Fe’ch cynghorir i wneud apwyntiad.

Mawrth 2015


Archif

Gerallt Nash Welsh Mills Collection
  • Collection of material relating to mills in Wales, including correspondence, newspaper cuttings, reports, drawings and photos, collated or produced by Gerallt D. Nash in the course of his research and his involvement with the Welsh Mills Society: C602666 

Cwmystwyth Mines Complex Collection
  • Collection of records comprising original and copied drawings and maps compiled during research and survey relating to the Cwmystwyth Mines complex: C603398 

D.B. Hague Collection
  • Set of mainly site-specific records relating to buildings/structures outside Wales, collated or produced by Douglas Hague: C602560 
  • Set of black and white photographs labelled Deerness Orkney, 1962, taken by Douglas Hague: C602561 

Peter Smith Collection
  • Unsorted notes, drawings photos and correspondence relating to the publication of a series of essays on Ty Mawr, published in The Montgomeryshire Collections, journal of the Powysland Club, volume 89, 2001: C602562 
  • Bound volume entitled "The Development of Miltary and Civil Architecture and Town Planning in North-west Wales". Finals thesis presented to R.I.B.A. by Peter Smith. Undated: C602563 
  • Miscellaneous notes and correspondence produced or collated by Peter Smith: C602631 

Peter Smith Slide Collection
  • Colour slides of buildings in Carmarthenshire. Held in alphabetical order of site name with unidentified sites at the back: C602557 
  • Colour slides of buildings in Breconshire: C602788 
  • Colour slides showing churches in Wales: C602799 
  • Colour slides of Welsh landscapes: C602800 

RCAHMW Field Notes
  • Investigators' field survey logs produced by Deanna Groom prior to and during field trips to a number of maritime sites in 2013: C602575 

Cotswold Archaeology Projects Archive
  • Project archive relating to an Archaeological Watching brief for Former Gas Works, Mount Street, Bala. Produced in 2015 by Cotswold Archaeology: Project No: 3640, Report No: 12043. The collection comprises digital and hard copy reports: C602969 

William Grimes Collection
  • Various artefacts from a number of projects and excavations, including Burry Holms: C603339 

RCAHMW Digital Survey, Borth Submerged Forest : C561232


Digital image relating to Level 1 Survey, Borth Submerged Forest: Area C, DSC_BSF06

  • ArcGIS 10 shapefiles relating to a survey of Borth Submerged Forest, produced by RCAHMW 2010-2012 
  • Google Earth Screen Grabs of routes walked, relating to a survey of Borth Submerged Forest, carried out by RCAHMW 2010-2012 
  • Access database relating to a survey of Borth Submerged Forest, carried out by RCAHMW 2010-2012 

Jeremy Lowe Collection
  • Photocopy of fifteen field notebooks on workers housing produced by Jeremy Lowe, dated between 1970 and 1993. Access to these notebooks may be controlled until his work is published: C603399 
  • Notes, drafts and correspondence relating to a proposed joint project on workers housing produced and\or collated by RCAHMW and Mr Lowe: C603400 

Investigators' Digital Photography

Digital photographic surveys of the following sites taken c2009-2015


View of west façade, Dan-y-bwlch, DS2015_021_012, taken March 2015

  • Dan-y-bwlch, Crucorney: C602370 
  • Sully Island Promontory Fort, taken by Deanna Groom, June 2010: C602372, C602377 
  • Llandudno Pier taken by Deanna Groom, August 2010: C602426 
  • East Tower, Nash Lighthouse, taken by Nicola Roberts Sept 2009: C602378 
  • Foghorn Signal Building at Nash Lighthouse, taken by Nicola Roberts Sept 2009: C602387 
  • West Tower at Nash Lighthouse, taken by Nicola Roberts Sept 2009: C602391 
  • Ynyshir Hall, taken by Deanna Groom, March 2010: C602397 
  • Great Orme Copper Mine taken by Deanna Groom, August 2009: C602401 
  • Rhyl Flats Windfarm taken by Deanna Groom, August 2009: C602438 
  • Greenala Point Fort taken by Deanna Groom, Oct 2009: C602446 
  • Cilcain Church: C602654 
  • Interior photos of Bethania Baptist Chapel, Maesteg: C603162 

Sites in Cardiff
  • Gorsedd Gardens, Cardiff: C602667 
  • Friary Gardens: C602669 
  • City Hall: C602671 
  • Law Courts: C602673 
  • Cardiff University Registry: C602675 
  • UCW Cardiff: C602683 
  • Great Court and Drapers Library: C602687 
  • County Hall: C602699 
  • National Museum: C602703 
  • Bute Building, UCW Cardiff: C602705 
  • Glamorgan County Hall Extension: C602729 
  • Queen Anne’s Square screen: C602741 
  • Former Welsh Office: C602772 
  • Temple of Peace and Health: C602775 
  • UCW Cardiff Law Building: C602786 
  • Sir Martin Evans Building: C602789 
  • Life & Science Building: C602791 
  • UCW Cardiff Tower Building: C602793 
  • Police Station, Cathays: C602795 
  • Welsh government offices: C602797 
  • UCW Redwood Building: C602782 
  • Aberdare Hall, UCW Cardiff: C603551 

Statues and memorials in Cardiff
  • Statue of David Lloyd George, Gorsedd Gardens: C602784 
  • Statue of Col Lord Ninian Crichton Stuart, Gorsedd Gardens: C602709 
  • Statue of Marquis of Bute, Friary Gardens: C602719 
  • Mining and Navigation sculpture, County Hall: C602701 
  • Statue of John Cory, Gorsedd Gardens: C602680 
  • Boer War Memorial: C602689 
  • Statue of Viscount Tredegar: C602693 
  • Statue of Judge Gwilym Williams: C602695 
  • Statue of Henry Austin, Alexandra Gardens: C602697 
  • Cardiff City Falklands Conflict Memorial: C602801 
  • Welsh National Falklands Conflict Memorial: C602804 

Castell Tan y Castell Collection
  • Black and white slides taken or produced during excavation in 1956-57: C602632 

NMR Site Files

Photo surveys of sites taken 1970s to 1990s:
  • St Bridgets Church, St Brides Wentlooge: C602534 
  • Malthouse and associated residence at Bryn Street, Newtown: C603588 
  • Tro'r Derlwyn deserted rural settlement, taken by D.J. Percival, 1986: C603592 
  • Old Turnpike Road between Llangadog and Brynaman, taken by D.J. Percival, 1987: C603594 
  • Carn Fadog, taken by D.J. Percival, 1987: C603599 
  • Nant y Llyn Maenhir, taken by D.J. Percival, 1987: C603601 
  • Abdon Clee houses, taken by D.J. Percival, 1990: C603605 
  • Lower Clydach aqueduct on the Swansea Canal: C602707, C602735 
  • Clydach Pumphouse on the Swansea Canal: C602747 
  • Clydach Bridge, Lock No. 6, on the Swansea Canal: C602752, C602757 
  • Fountain Hall on the Swansea Canal: C602771 
  • Godre'r Graig Dry Dock on the Swansea Canal: C602768 
  • Giedd Feeder Weir on the Swansea Canal: C602806 
  • The Castle Hotel, Cae'r Llan on the Swansea Canal: C602813 
  • Limekiln at Cae'r Lan Canal Wharf on the Swansea Canal: C602816 
  • Canal boat at Abercraf on the Swansea Canal: C602824 
  • Lengthman's Punt at Trebanos on the Swansea Canal: C602836 
  • Ynyscedwyn Ironworks Colliery Branch on the Swansea Canal: C602847 
  • Godre'r Graig Dry Dock on the Swansea Canal: C602866 
  • Hafod Limekiln, Landore.: C602870 
  • Hafod Copperworks Tramway Viaduct: C602891 

Photo surveys of the following sites taken in the 1930s to 1960s:
  • High Street, Conwy: C602967 
  • St Gwyddelan's Church: C603012 
  • Gwyndy: C603014 
  • Cwm Fynhadog Isaf: C603019 
  • Moel Goch Bridge: C603026 
  • Bwlch Ehediad: C603028 
  • Pont Sarn yr Offeriad: C603032 
  • Pont Sarn Ddu: C603034 
  • Bwlch Cynnud: C603036 
  • Bwlch Bach: C603039 
  • Round Huts near Clogwyn Mawr: C603041 
  • Capel Horeb: C603047 
  • Pendyffryn stables: C603052 
  • Braich y Dinas: C603053 
  • Plas Coch: C603067 
  • Cwm Fynhadog Uchaf: C603074 
  • Tai, Dolwyddelan: C603081 
  • St Mary's Church, Rhossili: C603136 
  • 11 Castle Street: C603129 
  • The Old Cockpit, Conwy: C603131 


The Old Cockpit, Conwy, 1939: C603131, DS2015_021_012

  • 28 Castle Street, Conwy: C603134 
  • Bishopston Church: C603138 
  • Llanddewi Church: C603144 
  • Ogmore Castle: C603146 
  • St Donat's Castle: C603149 
  • Chantry House: C603151 
  • St John's Hospice: C603154 
  • Church House, Llantwit Major: C603159 
  • Candleston Castle: C603349 
  • Maen Ceti: C603354 
  • Samson’s Jacks standing stone: C603360 
  • Conwy Suspension Bridge: C603376 

1929 photo surveys of the following sites taken by B. C. Clayton:
  • Manorbier Castle: C603389 
  • Carew Church: C603386 
  • St Davids Cathedral: C603392 
  • Conwy Castle: C603401 
  • Skenfrith Castle: C603406 
  • Skenfrith: C603408 
  • Raglan Castle: C603410 
  • St Mary's College, St Davids: C603416 
  • Caernarfon Castle: C603544 
  • White Castle: C603555 
  • Margam Abbey Church: C603559 
  • Neath Abbey Church: C603571 
  • Llangan Churchyard Cross: C603573 
  • Llanwnog Church: C603575 
  • Ogam Stone, Nevern: C603580 
  • Pembroke Castle: C603582 
  • Nevern Cross: C603584 
  • Old Radnor Church: C603586 
  • Pontypool Park Gates: C603612 
  • Bettws Newydd Church: C603615 
  • Mitchel Troy Church: C603618 

Investigators' Photographs
  • Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, High Street, Pen-y-Groes: Photo survey comprising 1 B&W print taken by S. R. Hughes, January 2000: C602664 
  • Merthyr Mawr Sawmill: Photo survey comprising 22 B&W prints taken by B.A. Malaws, August 1999: C603229 

A.J. Parkinson Slide Collection
  • Sheet of slides showing architectural details of No7 Town Hill, Wrexham: C602812 
  • Sheet of slides showing various buildings, most of which are identified: C602817 

Additional Information
  • Two mounted black and white photographs showing Cors y Gedol Chamber, donated by Cadw: C603340 

General Digital Donations Collection
  • Batch of digital colour aerial photographs showing various sites in Wales taken by Paul R Davis using a quadcopter: C603049 
  • Report entitled: 'Discovery of a new Four Poster in North east Wales. Site no.70 from 'Digs, Discoveries and Megaliths' produced by the discoverer, John Denton Blore in 2014. Comprises electronic report and two photographs: C603353 

History of the Royal Commission
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Branch: desk instructions for the archival recording of antiquities and their publication on maps: C602661

Christopher J. Williams Mines Photographs
  • 96 catalogue entries of digital copies of 35mm slides of various lead mines and related artefacts in Wales, taken by Christopher J. Williams, during mine exploration and research 1970-2000. 


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Cylchgronau Gwasanaeth Ymwybyddiaeth Gyfredol

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Focus: Historic Scotland’s Annual Magazine, p. 5 ‘Historic Scotland and RCAHMS join forces in new heritage organisation’


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Monday, 30 March 2015

Walking into history – completion of the fieldwork stage of the Welsh Uplands Archaeology Initiative





Peter Schofield and Hannah Leighton from Oxford Archaeology North (OAN), on fieldwork in Snowdonia with David Leighton (centre) of the Royal Commission.

Field archaeologists have been making history by completing the final surveys in the 28-year long Uplands Archaeology Initiative.

The Uplands Archaeology Initiative has been in progress since 1987, and sponsored by the Royal Commission since 1991. Wales is essentially an upland country and this project is a programme of archaeological investigation designed to promote a wider and deeper understanding of Welsh upland heritage through survey, research and publication. Its core activity has been the exploration of upland above about 244m (800 ft) with teams of archaeologists recording sites and monuments they find there.

Exploration has focused on the unimproved moorland component of the Welsh landscape. Although some parts had previously been investigated to a greater or lesser degree and monuments identified, no systematic programme of reconnaissance had been carried out and vast areas remained entirely unexamined. This immense exploratory stage of the project draws to a close this year. By the end of March 2015 a little more than 2500 km2 of moorland will have been surveyed since the inception of the project. This work has taken place in all weathers, in some of the most exposed and extreme environments in Wales.

The final surveys are now being completed and the last covers upland to the south of Trawsfynydd, around Craig Aberserw in the Snowdonia National Park. Fieldwork here is being carried out by Peter Schofield and Hannah Leighton from Oxford Archaeology North (OAN), one of several organisations to have participated regularly in the project, through grant aid, over many years. OAN has now spent nine seasons working in the project in the uplands of North Wales since 2002. They have investigated 350 km2 of moorland and recorded some 4500 sites and monuments.


Hannah Leighton from Oxford Archaeology North (OAN) making a detailed record of an abandoned cottage settlement on moorland near Trawsfynydd.

Peter and Hannah have been looking at a broad range of ancient structures including abandoned settlements, burnt mounds, burial monuments, old peat workings and sheepfolds, many of which were entirely unknown. This diversity is typical of upland environments which are generally conducive to monument survival. By the close of this season it is anticipated that the entire programme of exploration will have resulted in the recording of around 42,000 previously unrecorded archaeological features, and the updating and enhancement of existing records for about 6000 more.

This dataset is a rich resource of information on past land use in the Welsh uplands. The Royal Commission will now begin to examine the legacy and achievements of this long running project. The future analysis of nearly three decades of survey data should lead to a deeper and richer understanding of the part played by the uplands in the history and culture of Wales.

By David Leighton

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