Discover the Past

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From large hillforts to single standing stones there are nearly 3,000 known prehistoric sites and monuments in South Wales. Follow the links below to discover more about surveys and investigations at some of these remains.


In South Wales the remains of Roman military forts and associated settlements civilian towns and villas and the roads that linked them can be found.


Whether it is a castle, abbey, church, town or rural settlement, medieval remains can be found throughout South Wales. Follow the link below to find out more about our investigations into this important heritage.


Our Historic Environment Record contains more than 13,000 records of buildings sites and monuments of 16-18th century date. The links below will take you to information about some of the projects that we have carried out at these sites.


Wales has been descrided as the first Industrial Nation and South Wales contains many remains of the industries that changed the landscape. Follow the links below to find out more about our investigations of these remains.


The past started just now! Follow the link to learn more about our investigations into our recent past.