Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. It was established by Royal Warrant in 1908. Its core functions are to investigate, understand, interpret and disseminate authoritative information about the historic environment, and to care for and maintain its own and others’ records.
The resulting archive, the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW), is a ‘place of deposit’ under the Public Records Act 1958 and is open to the public. Coflein, its online information service, provides access to the collections, catalogues and a national index of sites.
Its operations are supervised by ten Commissioners who are Crown appointees and Cadw acts as its sponsorship division within the Welsh Government.
The RCAHMW is also responsible for managing Historic Wales, the map enabled portal for historic environment information in Wales. This portal allows simultaneous searching of hundreds of thousands of records relating to archaeological monuments, historic buildings and artefacts held by different organisations across Wales.
Click here to access Historic Wales — http://historicwales.gov.uk