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Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
NMR Site Files

Reference code(s): GB 1952 Not applicable ,,.

Held at: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Title: NMR Site Files

Short Title: NMR Site Files

Creation date(s): c.1908 to present day (accumulated [1970]-)

Level of description: Full item level description on NMRW digital archive catalogue.

Extent: 2,100 individual files.

Name of creator(s): National Monuments Record for Wales

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The files were created at the beginning of the 1970's, incorporating various records collected or produced by RCAHMW in the course of their work in creating inventories of the archaeology and architecture of Wales, and other records on these subjects donated to the National Monuments record of Wales, including the large photographic collection from the Welsh sections of the National Buildings Record. Records continue to be added to the files from both the surveying work of the RCAHMW and donations to the NMRW.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Photographic prints, drawings, descriptive text, published extracts, postcards and clippings concerning the archaeology, industrial archaeology and architecture of Wales.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The files are arranged by pre-1974 Welsh county, broad site type (i.e. Domestic, Ecclesiastical, Earthworks, Defensive and Industrial), Ordnance Survey map quartersheet and National Grid Reference.

Conditions governing access: Material is on full public access.

Conditions governing reproduction: Various

Finding aids: Approximately 25% of the collection has received item level descriptions on the NMRW digital catalogue. Newly added material is also catalogued in this way. Non-catalogued records can be accessed by geographical location of relevant site, as recorded on NMRW Core Site Database.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history: The files were set up as the main general collection of the National Monuments record of Wales, and they continue to house those records in the NMRW which are not part of a specific archive or special collection.

Immediate source of acquisition: Acquired from various sources, both internally from RCAHMW staff, and from external donors.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Existence and location of originals: Some of the material is original, some items are copies of originals held in various locations.

Existence and location of copies: Some of the material is original, some items are copies of originals held in various locations.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Edwards, G.M.

Date(s) of descriptions: 05/05/05


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Historic buildings | Wales
Historic sites | Wales
Wales | Antiquities

Personal names

Corporate names
National Monuments Record for Wales

Places
Wales ()

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