Battlefield Resources

To inform the Inventory, a phased programme of investigation has been undertaken on a priority list of battles, sieges and conflicts. This were overseen by the Battlefields Steering Group, drawing its membership from Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service (Cadw), the Royal Commission and National Museum Wales.

Between 2009 and 2014 research was commissioned on 47 sites and comprised documentary and historical research, and in 10 cases both non-invasive and invasive fieldwork.

A list of the sites investigated, along with the resulting research reports, can be found below.

 

NAME

DATE

HISTORIC COUNTY

NPRN

RESEARCH
Aberllech 1096 Brecknockshire 404446 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Bridge of Boats (Menai and Anglesey) 1282 Anglesey 404319 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Bryn Derwin 1255 Caernarfonshire 402322 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Bryn Glas (Pilleth) 1402 Radnorshire 306352 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009) 

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2012)

Excavation (Archaeology Wales, 2013)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Campston Hill 1404 Monmouthshire 402328 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)
Cilgerran 1258 Pembrokeshire 405201 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Coed Llathan 1257 Carmarthenshire  

403587

 

Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)

Non-invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Coity Castle (siege) 1404-05 Glamorgan 545701 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Coleshill 1157 Flintshire 402325 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology 2009)
Craig y Dorth 1404 Monmouthshire 402327 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Crug Mawr 1136 Cardiganshire 402323 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)
Cymaron Castle (sieges) 1144

1179

1195

1215

Radnorshire 545328 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Cymerau 1257 Carmarthenshire 404717 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)

Non-invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Denbigh Castle (siege) 1282 Denbighshire 545687 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Denbigh Castle (siege) 1294-5 Denbighshire 545613 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Denbigh Castle (siege) 1460 Denbighshire 545718 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Denbigh Castle (siege) 1468 Denbighshire 545720 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Denbigh Castle (siege) 1646 Denbighshire 545789 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Dryslwyn Castle (siege) 1287 Carmarthenshire 545605 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Fishguard/Carregwastad Point (invasion) 1797 Pembrokeshire 308824 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)
Gower 1136 Glamorgan 404856 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Grosmont 1405 Monmouthshire 402333 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2012)

Hyddgen 1401 Montgomeryshire 402310 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Irfon Bridge (Llanganten) 1282 Brecknockshire 403411 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Kidwelly 1258 Carmarthenshire 404729 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Laugharne Castle (siege) 1189

1215

1257-8

1644

 

Carmarthenshire 545245

545341

545436

545746

Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Maes Gwenllian 1136 Carmarthenshire 402324 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2012)

Maes Moydog 1295 Montgomeryshire 403416 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Montgomery 1644 Montgomeryshire 405168 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Mynydd Carn 1081 Pembrokeshire  

300319

 

Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)
Newcastle Emlyn (siege) 1287-8 Carmarthenshire 545606 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Newcastle Emlyn (siege) 1645 Carmarthenshire 545768 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Newport Chartist Uprising 1839 Monmouthshire 405003 Documentary and historical research (Border Achaeology, 2009)
Painscastle 1198 Radnorshire  

402326

 

Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2012)

Excavation (Archaeology Wales, 2013)

Pennal 1472/4 Merioneth 403495 Documentary and historical research (Chapman, 2013)
Pentraeth 1170 Anglesey 404315 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Pwllgwdig 1078 Pembrokeshire 405188 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
Pwll Melyn 1405 Monmouthshire 402320 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)

Non-invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2014)

Raglan Castle (siege) 1646 Monmouthshire 545797 Documentary and historical research (Gildas Research, 2013)
St Fagans 1648 Glamorgan 307776 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2012)

Non-invasive and invasive fieldwork (Archaeology Wales, 2013)

Twthill 1461 Caernarfonshire 403421 Documentary and historical research (Border Archaeology, 2009)