A Research Framework for the Archaeology of Wales

Southwest Wales – Post Medieval, key sites

22/12/2003

 

 

Parks and Gardens

 

Aberglasney

Extensive excavations and survey of the gardens and house. Environmental evidence: animal bone; wood; dendrochronology.

Blockley forthcoming, Briggs 1999

 

Hafod

Various surveys and excavations, including excavation of cold bath.

Kerkham and Briggs 1991; Murphy 1999, Murphy forthcoming

 

Middleton Hall

Extensive excavations on the gardens at Middleton Hall. Environmental evidence: pollen.

Blockley forthcoming

 

 

Deserted settlements

 

Tro’r Derlwyn

Excavation of a deserted settlement on the Black Mountain, supported by radiocarbon date. Environmental evidence: plant macrofossils; pollen; soil studies.

Benson and Crane 1998

 

Nant Garw Valley

Survey/analysis of deserted settlements on part of Black Mountain

Ward 1995

 

Other key deserted settlement texts: Leighton 1997; Muckle and Williams 1992; Vaughan 1966; Ward 1991

 

 

Landscape Studies

 

Mynydd y Ffynnon upland survey

Survey of a tract of upland in north Ceredigion. Prehistoric and medieval sites recorded as well as post medieval.

Sambrook, and Sambrook and Hankinson 1997 – 2001

 

 

Civil War defences to 19th century defences

 

Carmarthen

Account of small-scale excavations on Carmarthen’s Civil War defences.

James 1991

 

 

20th century defences

 

Rhos Llangeler Command Stop Line

Description of WW2 defences on Rhos Llangeler, and Pembrey and Burry Port.

Glover 1990

 

 

Standing buildings

 

Scotsborough House, Pembrokeshire

Survey of a ruined medieval and later mansion.

Davis 1990

 

Llettyrychen, Carmarthenshire

Structure analysis of an early modern house.

Davies 1998

 

Tudor Merchant’s House, Tenby

Environmental analyses of a cesspit fill, plus pottery analysis. Environmental evidence: plant macrofossils; fish bone; pollen; molluscs; insects.

Murphy et al 1989

 

Other key standing building texts: Smith 1988, 1994

 

 

Resources

 

Morfa Bacas fish traps, River Loughor

Suvey with radiocarbon dates.

Page 1997

 

 

Industrial

 

Charcoal-fuelled iron furnaces

Survey and historical background to the early post-med iron industries of southwest Wales.

Page and Wilson 2002

 

Cwmystwth metal mine

Historic account and analysis of remains at a major Ceredigion lead mine.

Hughes1981

 

Dyfi Furnace

Excavation and survey on a charcoal fired iron furnace.

Dinn 1988

 

Frongoch metal mine

Historic account and analysis of remains at a major Ceredigion lead mine.

Bick 1986

 

Goginan metal mine

Historic account and analysis of remains at a major Ceredigion lead mine.

Hughes1988

 

Kidwelly Tin Plate Works

Account of excavations and historical background.

Ludlow 1991

 

Limekilns/quarry of southeast Carmarthenshire

Survey of all sites and excavation of three kilns.

Murphy 1994b; Sambrook 1995; Manning 2000

 

Other industrial key texts: Bick 1974, 1983, 1988: Lewis 1988; Palmer 1988; Prichard 1985

 

 

Pottery Studies

Few studies are devoted to Post Medieval Pottery. But see Murphy and  O’Mahoney 1985 and Brennan et al 1993-4.

 

 

 

 

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