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National Library of Wales
CBA Wales papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 COUOGY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Council for British Archaeology (Wales) Papers

Short Title: CBA Wales papers

Creation date(s): 1961-1993

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.658 cubic metres (23 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Council for British Archaeology (Wales)


Administrative/Biographical history: The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is a voluntary organisation, promoting the study and safeguarding of Britain's historic environment, providing a forum for archaeological opinion, and aiming to improve public interest in Britain's past. It was set up in 1943 as a committee of representatives of county and period societies. CBA Wales is the group representing the objectives of the CBA in Wales, and began as the Wales and Monmouth branch in 1961. In addition to its advocacy role regarding the historic environment, CBA Wales undertakes monitoring of Listed Building consent applications and commenting on Scheduled Monument Consent applications. In the 1960s it operated a scheme for the circulation to members of offprints of articles in archaeological journals. CBA Wales publishes an annual journal, Archaeology in Wales (previously CBA Wales Newsletter).


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence regarding membership, 1961-1988, correspondence with central office, 1970-1983; minutes of the Executive and Council, 1961-1985; annual reports, 1965-1981; files on planning office liaison scheme, 1972-1975; official Welsh Office descriptions of listed buildings, 1980-1981; listed building applications and related correspondence, 1970-1981; general correspondence, 1965-1990; correspondence relating to offprints scheme, 1966-1972; list of newsletter subscriptions , 1961-1978; financial papers, 1962-1982; applications for Scheduled Monument Consent, 1982- 1993; publicity booklets, pamphlets and sheets, 1964-1977; correspondence on archaeological topics, 1961-1981, including road planning, use of metal detectors, threats to monuments, individual developments, local structure plans and government consultaion documents, and Monmouthshire Archaeology hoaxes.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by date of deposit and by subject.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1984, pp. 11-13, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Parts Donated to the National Library of Wales by Mr G. C. Guilbert, Hon. Secretary, 1983; Dr C. J. Arnold, Secretary/Treasurer, 1986, 1990 and per the Chairman, Mr R. J. Brewer, National Museum of Wales, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1984; Council for British Archaeology websites (, viewed 17 April 2003, and, viewed 5 November 2003).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Archaeology | Wales
Council for British Archaeology. | Group 2 (Wales and Monmouthshire) | Archives
Historic buildings | Conservation and restoration | Wales
Monuments | Conservation and restoration | Wales

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Council for British Archaeology
Council for British Archaeology | Group 2 (Wales and Monmouthshire)

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