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 an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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