Guide to Ancient Monuments in North Wales


Lord Harlech’s 1954 Illustrated Regional Guide to Ancient Monuments in North Wales provides a counterpart to the volume for South Wales It was first published in 1948 with a second edition in 1954. A third impression was issued in 1959.

The guide includes section on prehistoric periods, Roman period, Early Christian period, and Medieval and later periods.

The only sites not covered by a separate guidebook (though some are included in the guidebook for Anglesey) are:


  • Fedw-deg
  • Fynnon Gybi
  • Penarth-fawr


  • Chirk Castle Gates
  • Denbigh, Carmelite Friary; Leicester’s Church
  • Derwen Churchyard Cross


  • Maen Achwyfan, Whitford
  • Rhuddlan, The Twthill
  • St Winifred’s Chapel, Holywell


  • Castell y Bere


  • Dolforwyn Castle, Bettws

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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