Copper Archaeology and Sites
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru) has pioneered the safeguarding and recording of sites of the copper industry for over thirty years. As a partner of the Global and Local Worlds of Welsh Copper Project, RCAHMW has digitised almost a hundred extra slides and photographs of historic copper buildings and sites.
Most of these can be found on the National Monuments Record of Wales' online database Coflein.
Or browse these galleries to view a selection.
view Welsh Chapels
Many chapels were built by copperworkers in their settlements. Some of them survive today and are important pieces of evidence for the social aspects of industrial archaeology.
view English Copper Archaeology
Much of the copper smelted in Wales was processed in England, particularly to the Bristol area for the brass industry. These images show some of the places relating to copper concerns in Swansea.