Archwilio-the easy way to discover the archaeology of Wales through the records of the four Welsh Archaeological Trusts.

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Archwilio [Ar-ch-wil-ee-o] vb, to explore, examine, audit

Accuracy and use of data

Whilst the Welsh Archaeological Trusts make every reasonable attempt to maintain the accuracy of Historic Environment Record (HER) data provided through Archwilio, it does not provide any guarantees to users as to the accuracy of any information contained within it. The data on the website are compiled from diverse sources on an ongoing basis. Information provided through Archwilio is therefore not a definitive source but reflects the records of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts on the date that they were last updated. In particular, many of the sites recorded on the database have not been visited in the field or otherwise verified as being true and accurate records. As such, the information on this website is not suitable for use in the planning process, or in producing agreements for agri-environment or other land management schemes. For up-to-date information, please contact the HER staff at the relevant Welsh Archaeological Trust directly. It will therefore often be necessary to call upon the services of an experienced archaeologist to gauge the full significance of particular sites listed in the records.

Please bear in mind that information about legally protected sites on this website is not definitive. If in doubt please contact Cadw for definitive information and guidance.

Welsh language

For records created prior to April 2016, the full textual information contained within the records is currently only available in English. New records created after April 2016 are available in both Welsh and English. The website, including search interface, can be used in both languages and record information can be viewed with labels, titles and data (created from 1st April 2016) in Welsh and English.

Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust Dyfed Archaeological Trust Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust