The Radnorshire Society Archive and Library

The Radnorshire Society Library, Dolmynach House, Bridge St, Rhayader, LD6 5AG.

librarian@pantydwr.fsnet.co.uk

The Society’s archive and library are housed at Dolmynach House in Rhayader. The archive and library are open on Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Arrangements to visit at other times should be made to either the Hon. Librarian or the Honorary Secretary.

Dolmynach House is currently undergoing further renovation work, this includes additional space for the Society’s archive in an upstairs room. The work is planned for  completion in May this year.

Dolmynach House is a late-Victorian house, which was lived in by three generations of the same family. The furniture and decoration, as well as the family’s personal belongings have been preserved almost untouched for future generations to see. See http://dolmynach.org.uk for further information about the house.

Click to search the Photographic Archive.

Click to search the Document Archive.

Donating Books and other documents to The Radnorshire Society

The Radnorshire Society library welcomes offers of donations, especially books, photographs, and other documents relating to Radnorshire and its’ surrounding areas. Such donations are most welcome and contribute significantly to the research value of the collection. Potential donors should, in the first instance, contact the Librarian.

Book and Periodical Collection

The Society’s library holds a significant collection of books and periodicals related to the history or Radnorshire. There are also many other books which relate to the history and archaeology of Wales , as well as Great Britain in general. Currently, we are busy cataloguing the contents of both the archive and library, to enable them to be searched online.

For more information about the archive, with examples of its contents and to search its contents, click here.

In the library, there are nearly 700 books, which range from the 17th to the 21st Century, as well as periodicals, maps, photographs, glass (magic-lantern) slides, and postcards. Besides having all of the Radnorshire Society Transactions from 1931, there are also copies of the Transactions from other organisations in the surrounding area.

A searchable summary of the printed books and local history periodicals held in the Library is shown below. This is not intended to be a full bibliographical catalogue and for a more extended description of particular items, reference must be made to the card catalogues and hand-lists maintained in the Library. Such a procedure is essential in the case of periodicals, some sets of which are incomplete, and it is beyond the scope of this list to give precise holdings.

You may select items from the catalogue below by typing your search terms in the Author and/or Title boxes.  To search across all columns use the Search Box.