These websites provide further supporting information whch may be useful:


Archwilio is a website that gives public access to the Historic Environment Records of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts, whose primary role is the education of the public in archaeology. Archwilio contains information on over 150,000 archaeological sites, artefact discoveries and archaeological investigations across the whole of Wales. Archwilio is also available as an app for Android devices that can be downloaded free from the Google Play Store. All the archaeological information available on the Roam Brechfa Forest website is drawn from Archwilio.

Historic Wales

The Historic Wales portal allows simultaneous searching of hundreds of thousands of records relating to archaeological monuments, historic buildings and artefacts held by different organisations across Wales. This includes the records held by the Welsh Archaeological Trusts and RCAHMW as well as Scheduled Ancient Monument and Listed Building data held by Cadw and the archaeological finds records of the National Museum of Wales.


Coflein is the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) held by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments (Wales). Coflein gives access to details of many thousands of archaeological sites, monuments, buildings and maritime sites in Wales, together with an index to the drawings, manuscripts and photographs held in the NMRW archive collections.


Cadw are responsible for the protection of the historic environment of Wales. This includes historic buildings, ancient monuments, historic parks, gardens and landscapes, and underwater archaeology. A division of the Welsh Assembly Government, they are guardians of and provide access to thousands of sites nationwide, promoting learning and community engagement.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The Royal Commission is the investigating body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales. It has the lead role in ensuring that Wales’ archaeological, built and maritime heritage is authoritatively recorded and properly understood, and seeks to promote appreciation of this heritage nationally and internationally.

National Museum Wales

The object of the National Museum of Wales is the advancement of the education of the public; primarily, by the comprehensive representation of science, art, industry, history and culture of, or relevant to, Wales.

Council for British Archaeology

The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales holds the world’s largest collection of print, picture, map and archive material relating to Wales. The website includes extensive digitised resources (including Welsh Journals Online and Welsh Biography Online), the catalogue of its physical collections, and sources for family historians.

Archives Wales

Archives Wales holds over 7000 collections of historical records in 21 archives across Wales. The website provides a searchable gateway to these collections.

Welsh Journals Online

Welsh Journals Online provides free access to scholarship from Wales, ranging from academic and scientific publications to literary and popular magazines.

Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of objects are discovered, many of these by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Such discoveries offer an important source for understanding our past.

Research Framework for the archaeology of Wales

The past still holds many secrets, and knowledge of the buildings, monuments and landscapes of Wales must continue to advance. The research framework evaluates the achievements already made and identifies some key questions still to be answered.

Heritage Gateway

Heritage Gateway provides access to England’s local and national Historic Environment Records.