About Us

St Peter's Church, Church Road, Blaenavon. Undated. (Image: CD2003_609_019 / NPRN: 96484) Commonwood strip field system, Holt, Wrexham. 1994. (Image: CD2003_624_007 / NPRN: 400795) Gorseddau Slate Quarry, Dolbenmaen. 1996. (Image: DI2006_0252 / NPRN: 40557)

Commissioner Profiles

Dr Eurwyn Wiliam MA., PhD., FSA (Chairman)

Professional History:

Curator, Keeper and Director, WelshFolk Museum/
St Fagans National History Museum, 1971 – 94.
Latterly Director of Collections & Research and Deputy

Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Commissioner for the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales 1992-2006.

Current Research Interests include: Completing a book entitled “The Welsh cottage. Sustainable building traditions in rural Wales 1750 – 1900”.

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Mrs Anne Eastham BA, Dip Arch. Professional History:

Specialises in the environmental interpretation of avian and small mammal remains. Research and teaching in archaeology. Current archaeological research projects in France, Spain and Australia.

Current Research Interests include:

Palaeolithic and later pre-historic avifaunal patterns in Wales and the Pyrenees. Also research into fowling methods in pre-firearm communities across the ages. Pre-history of Pembrokeshire and the continuity of community development.

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Mr Henry Owen-John BA, MIFA, FSA. Professional History:

Graduated form Birmingham 1976 and worked for Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust until 1991. Joined English Heritage in 1991 and became Assistant Director for the North West Region, in 2004 became Planning and Development Director for the North West Region with responsibility for English Heritage’s statutory Advice, allocation of grant and building partnership.

Current Research Interests include:

Retains an interest in pre-historic and Roman archaeology, particularly Chester amphitheatre.

Current Research interests focus on the architectural distinctiveness of industrial towns in north-west England and its contribution to the government’s housing renewal agenda. Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Mr Jonathan Hudson MBCS. Professional History:

An Information Technology practitioner for forty years. Since 1993 he has run his own consultancy business specialising in the use of Information Technology to enable business change undertaking many assignments, mostly in the public sector, for large and small organisations across the United Kingdom and for overseas governments.

Prior to 1993 he was a senior consultant in Deloitte and Touche and had careers in the Civil Service, and the private sector, in Information Technology.

Current Research Interests include:

Use of technology to enhance the work of, and public access to the information held by the Commission.

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Professor C. M. Williams B.A., PhD., F.R.Hist.S.

Professional History:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, 1988-2001
Professor of Modern and Contemporary Wales, University of Glamorgan, 2001-2004
Professor of Welsh History, Swansea University, 2005 to 2013
Head of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, from 2013.

Current Research Interests include:

J. M. Staniforth, Western Mail cartoonist. Urbanization of Newport in the nineteenth century. Currently editing the diaries of Richard Burton.

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Dr Mark Redknap BA,PhD, MIFA, FSA

Professional History:

Assistant Curator (Archaeology & Local History Section), Passmore Edwards Museum, Stratford, London E15 (1983-1988). Currently Curator of Medieval & Later Archaeology, Department of Archaeology & Numismatics, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. He joined the Department in 1988, having completed a PhD on the Roman and medieval pottery industries of the German Eifelgebiet

Current Research Interests include:

Primary research into early medieval Archaeology, with specialist knowledge of early medieval settlement in Britain and on the Continent, late Roman/early medieval Mayen Ware; early medieval inscribed stones and stone sculpture; medieval ceramics AD 400-1550; medieval boats and maritime archaeology; medieval & post-medieval artefacts; Vikings. Currently writing up excavations of early medieval Llan-gors (Powys) and Llanbedrgoch (Anglesey), medieval jewellery and pilgrim souvenirs.

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Mr Thomas Lloyd

Professional History:

Formerly a solicitor in private practice in London, returning to Wales in 1986.
Author of The Lost Houses of Wales, 1986. Co-author of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion Pevsner volumes.
Chair of Historic Buildings Council for Wales, 1992-2004.
Sotheby's consultant in Wales.

Current Research Interests include:

Architects in Wales 1700-1900, particularly with reference to country houses and to architects and craftsmen born in Wales.

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

Ms Catherine Hardman

Professional History:

Career in Home Civil Service, with posts in London and Belfast.
Retrained in archaeological heritage management, working first at Cumbria County Council and then, since 2001, as the Collections Development Manager at the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York.

Current Research Interests include:

Archiving of digital data in archaeology

Contact details:

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Tel: 01970 621200

Email nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk