The Radnorshire Society Library


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

Librarian contact: librarian@radnorshiresociety.org

Parking outside Library, Dolmynach House

Please be warned, parking restriction are now being actively enforced on the road outside Dolmynach House. We strongly recommend that you do not park in this area but use the car park opposite.

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 Honorary Librarian or the Honorary Secretary.

The archive and library has settled into Dolmynach House and its collections are available to both scholars and casual researchers, as well as the simply curious. The collections of the Society are now substantially catalogued and continue to expand.  The collection is well stored, ensuring that they are properly preserved for future generations.

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.

In the archive and library, there are over 900 books, which range from the 18th 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 Journals from other organisations in the surrounding area.

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. 

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.

The Society’s book catalogue below can be searched using the search box at the top of the table or by the column specific search boxes at the bottom of each column.

Radnorshire Society Library Books

1 ABERY, PERCY BENZIE Photographs of Radnorshire. Edited by John Welson. 2008
2 ALCOCK, LESLIE Arthur's Britain: history and archaeology A.D. 376-634. 1971
3 ANON A Short History of Old Radnor Parish Church n.d.
4 ANON County of Radnor War Memorial - roll of the men of the county of Radnor who fell in the Great War 1914-19 1927
5 ANON Cwmithig - Some Account Of The Owners Of Cwmithig (The Jones Family And Their Predecessors) 1879
6 ANON Guide to Llandrindod Wells Illustrated With Maps and Views. Gossiping Guide Series. 1906
7 ANON Joseph Murray Ince, Bicentenary exhibition catalogue, Hereford 2006 2006
8 ANON Old Radnor 2000 2000
9 ANON Rhayader Gateway to the Elan Valley
10 ANON Rules and Regulations prescribed under the Marriage Act 1898 1909
11 ANON Shropshire parish documents. Compiled by E. C. Peele and R. S. Clease 1890s
12 ANON Strata Florida Abbey 1989
13 ANON The Dry Garden - for pressing and preserving botanical specimens
14 ANON The Gardeners New Calendar N/K
15 ANON The Romans in Breconshire and Radnorshire: A Field Guide 1995
16 ANON The Romans in Breconshire and Radnorshire:  a field guide. 1995
17 ANON Towards the Source: Quakers in Wales 2014
18 ANSEL, NEIL Deep Country, Five years in the Welsh Hills 2011
19 ARCHAEOLOGIA CAMBRENSIS. Original documents printed as a supplement to the Archaeologia Cambrensis, the journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association. 1877
20 ARNOLD, CHRISTOPHER J. The Archaeology of Montgomeryshire 1990
21 ARNOLD, CHRISTOPHER J. & DAVIES, JEFFREY L. Roman and early medieval Wales. 2002
22 ASHBY, A.W. & EVANS, I. L. The Agriculture of Wales and Monmouthshire. 1944
23 ASHTON, OWEN R. A Short history of Builth Wells. 1971
24 ASTON, MICHAEL Interpreting the landscape: landscape, archaeology and local history. 1992
25 ATKINSON, C.T. The History of the South Wales Borderers, The Great War 1914-1918 1931