Useful Links

Useful Links

There are many websites providing information about the history and and archaeology of Radnorshire.  The links below are some of the gateways we have found to be useful. In some of the organisations managing the sites hold primary documentary or physical evidence which may be viewed by appointment.

When undertaking research on Radnorshire it is always worth checking the Society\’s own Library and Archive which contains much valuable research material.

Additional links will be added from time to time.

CADW\"\":  Cadw is the Welsh Government\’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales. Cadw conserves Wales’s heritage, helps people understand and care about their history and helps sustain the distinctive character of Wales.  http://cadw.gov.wales

National Monuments Record for Wales, Coflein:\"\"  The National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) holds the national collection of information about the historic environment of Wales from the earliest times to the present day. Coflein is the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW), the national collection of information about the historic environment of Wales. https://rcahmw.gov.uk/discover/coflein

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales\"\": RCAHMW has a leading national role in developing and promoting understanding of the archaeological, built and maritime heritage of Wales, as the originator, curator and supplier of authoritative information for individual, corporate and governmental decision makers, researchers, and the general public. https://rcahmw.gov.uk

Welsh Journals Online\"\": Back-numbers of up to 50 Welsh Journals are available here, ranging from academic and scientific publications to literary and popular magazines. Complete runs of each title have been included; the most recent issue available depends on the publisher, and will vary from title to title. Occasional papers, Index volumes and Monographs are sometimes included. http://welshjournals.llgc.org.uk

National Library of Wales\"\": NLW contains a huge collection of books, manuscripts, archives, maps etc. related to Wales made accessible through its online catalogues.  Readers tickets for visiting the Library in Aberystwyth can be ordered on line. https://www.llgc.org.uk

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N\"\"ational Museums of Wales: This multi-site museum contains the national collections of physical objects and traditional buildings related to the history of Wales. It covers Art, Ancient Wales, History and natural history. https://museum.wales

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust\"\": CPAT is one of four Welsh Archaeological Trusts working closely with other national, regional and local bodies, to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic environment for the whole of Wales.  It provides access to archaeological and historical reports for the area and holds the Heritage Environment record of Clwyd and Powys. http://www.cpat.org.uk

Archwilio\"\": Archwilio is the Welsh Historic Environment Records online. It provides public access to the historic environment records (HERs) for each local authority area in Wales. It includes (or provides access to) information and images on tens of thousands of historic sites or investigative work across Wales. http://www.archwilio.org.uk

Historic Wales\"\": Historic Wales is the map enabled portal for historic environment information in Wales. The portal allows simultaneous searching of hundreds of thousands of records relating to archaeological monuments, historic buildings and artefacts held by different organisations across Wales.  The contributing organisations are the major record holders for the historic environment in Wales. http://historicwales.gov.uk/

\"\"Abbeycwmhir Heritage Trust: The Trust aims to increase knowledge of the Abbey of Cwmhir in Radnorshire, Powys, Wales where Llywelyn our Last Prince is believed to be buried. The Trust organises talks, leaflets, booklets, field trips and other activities, which are open to the public as well as members, to explore the history of Central Wales. The trust also runs a study group.  abbeycwmhirhistory.org.uk


Mortimer History Society  Warlike, ambitious and powerful, the Mortimers bestrode the medieval stage. Inextricably linked with the great events of their time, their story is the tale of a turbulent England racked with dissension, rebellion and open warfare at home and abroad.The Mortimer History Society was launched in 2009 to provide a focus and forum for all those who are interested in the medieval Mortimer dynasty and the history of the Welsh Marches. mortimerhistorysociety.org.uk

\"Offa,The Offa’s Dyke Association is an independent voluntary organisation that provides information and other services to people who enjoy exploring the heritage and countryside of the England-Wales border. We seek to promote and protect the 1200-year-old Offa’s Dyke and the Offa’s Dyke Path, a National Trail 177 miles long.  The Association manages the Offa’s Dyke Centre at Knighton and encourage archaeological and historical research relating to Offa’s Dyke and the corridor along its length.  http://offasdyke.org.uk/

Powys Heritage online

Radnorshire Museum

Rhayader Museum and Gallery

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

Powys County Archives Office

Lambeth Place Library

Friends of Friendless Churches


Free online text resources

British history online


google books

google scholar

list of other digital libraries

Local History Societies

Powys Family History Society

Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society

Brecknock Society

Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society

Merioneth Historical and Record Society

The Powysland Club

The Woolhope Club – for Herefordshire

The Anglesey Antiquarian and Field Club