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The Historic Wales website is well worth a visit. This can be viewed at http://historicwales.gov.uk/#zoom=0&lat=300000&lon=258000&layers=BFFFFFTFFTTT  It is a map enabled portal which provides information about the historic environment. 94 more words

Latest News

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Sad news to report again, this time that the Maen Penddu standing stone in the Conwy Valley, North Wales, has been severely vandalised. Recent photos show several carvings have been made on the stone. 29 more words

Damage And Desecration

Finds roadshow

Thank you to all those who brought some of your fantastic finds down to the event!

We had a World War One scope measuring tool,  a gramophone piece,  a possible stone tool and flint. 51 more words

Guides to chambered tombs in Wales

Pentre-Ifan in Pembrokeshire was the first prehistoric burial chamber to be placed under state guardianship in 1880.

The earliest guide to a chambered tomb in Wales was the one on Bryn Celli Ddu on Anglesey by Wilfrid James Hemp (1935). 203 more words

Heritage Sites

Hetty Pegler's Tump

The DOE produced a short guide by L. V. Grinsell to the Neolithic chambered mound known as Hetty Pegler’s Tump, at Uley in Gloucestershire. The mound is under state guardianship ( 104 more words

Heritage Sites

Geophysical Survey

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who participated in the Geophysical Survey at Cyfarthfa Park.
We carried out the Geophysical Survey across fields adjacent to the potential Roman Road after a local resident Anthony Thomas came across a number of metal objects, Roman in date, whilst metal detecting. 86 more words


Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan Castle dominates the Tywi estuary in south-west Wales. Although the castle dates back to the 12th century, there are earlier Iron Age remains underneath it.

Heritage Sites