Module Identifier ILM7110  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Rheinallt G Llwyd  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mrs Gillian M Pugh, Dr Susan J Davies  
Course delivery Lecture   15 Hours 15 lectures x 1 hour  
  Other   Extended visits to the National Library of Wales, the Ceredigion Record Office and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment project proposal  10%
Semester Assessment main project 3,500 words  90%

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should have an understanding of:

Brief description

The last twenty-five years has witnessed an enormous growth of interest in local history in Wales as elsewhere and an increase in the range and format of materials that are now available for those pursuing the history and development of a particular community or a particular local theme. More emphasis than ever before is placed on "local studies" within the National Curriculum and the growth of Heritage Centres and specialist Museums of various kinds in Wales in recent years has focussed greater attention on this area of study. Welsh family history societies have been particularly successful since 1980. All this is reflected in the increased demands for local materials in libraries and record offices and in the proliferation of publications of a local nature in both Welsh and English.


This module aims to provide an introduction to:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Chapman, J. (1992) A Guide to Parliamentary Enclosures in Wales Cardiff : University of Wales Press
Davies, J. (1996) The making of Wales Stroud : Alan Sutton
Hawkings, D. T. (1992) Criminal ancestors: a guide to historical criminal records in England and Wales Stroud : Sutton
Higgs, E. (1989) Making sense of the Census: the Manuscript Returns for England and Wales, 1801-1901 London : HMSO
Ifans, D. (1994) Nonconformist registers of Wales Aberystwyth : Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru : Grwp Archifyddion Sirol Cymru
Instance, J. and Cann, E. E. (1996) Researching family histroy in Wales Birmingham : Federation of Family History Societies in association with the Association of the Family History Societies of Wales
Jones, J. G. (1998) The history of Wales 2nd. Cardiff : University of Wales Press Cardiff : Western Mail
Lloyd, T. (1986) The lost houses of Wales: a survey of country houses in Wales demolished since c.1900 London : SAVE Britain's Heritage
National Library of Wales (ed.) (1982) Estate maps of Wales, 1600-1836 Aberystwyth : N.L.W.
National Library of Wales (ed.) (1995) Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records Aberystwyth : Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
Owen, D. H. (1996) Early printed maps fo Wales Aberystwyth : Llyfyrgell Genedlathol Cymru
Parry, G. (1995) A guide to the records of the Great Sessions in Wales Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales
Rawlins, B. J. (1987) The Parish Churches and nonconformist Chapels of Wales, their records and where to find them; vol1: Cardigan, Carmarthen, Pembroke Salt Lake City, Utah : Celtic Heritage Research
Riden, P. (1987) Record sources for Local History London : Batsford
Riden, P. (1998) Local history: a handbook for beginners 2nd. Cardiff : Merton Priory Press
Robinson, D. (1989) Heritage in Wales; a guide to ancient and historic sites in the care of Cadw Welsh Historic Monuments London : Queen Anne Press / Macdonald
Rowlands, J. and Rowlands, S. (1998) Welsh Family History: a guide to Research 2nd. Birmingham : Federation of Family History Societies [Aberystwyth] : Association of Family History Societies of Wales
Rowlands, J. and Rowlands, S. (1999) Second stages in researching Welsh ancestry Birmingham : Federation of Family History Societies (Publications) Ltd
Seaborne, M. (1992) Schools in Wales 1500-1900: A Social and Architectural history Denbigh : Gee
West, J. (1997) Village Records 3rd. Chichester : Phillimore
West, J. (1983) Town Records Chichester : Phillimore
Williams, C. J. and Watts-Williams, J. (1986) Cofrestri Plwyf Cymru / Parish Registers of Wales Aberystwyth : Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru a Grw(^)p Archifyddion sirol Cymru mewn cydweithrediad a(^) Chymdeithas yr Achyddwyr


This module is at CQFW Level 7