Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Clwyd-Powys


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Field services

We offer a complete archaeology and cultural heritage service to private-sector clients large and small. These include excavations, evaluations, building recording, survey and desk-based studies.

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Public engagement

We work with a wide range of groups and individuals providing  a variety of learning and outreach experiences for all ages. These include fieldwork experience, placements, talks and support for projects.

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Curatorial services

We maintain the regional Historic Environment Record, deliver planning services for local authorities, and undertake heritage management work for Welsh Government and other bodies.

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Who we are

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust is an educational charity established in 1975. Our objective is ‘to advance the education of the public in archaeology’.  Learn more about our people, how we operate and how we are funded.


Beacon Ring

Since 2008 we have owned the hillfort at Beacon Ring, which is on Long Mountain overlooking Welshpool. We are actively researching and managing this monument to act as an exemplar for conservation.



Project highlights

Society is constantly changing and evolving. Our projects add value by enabling a better future to be created on the foundations of past achievements. New infrastructure – roads or renewable energy – new housing (or re-purposing of existing buildings), may all impact on the historic environment. Our role is to manage the interface between old and new, understanding and protecting archaeology and cultural heritage to enable sustainable development. Please have a look at some project highlights to see how we have achieved this for different clients in a variety of circumstances.

Learn more about some of our projects


Over the last 40 years our project work has given us an unparalleled knowledge of the Clwyd-Powys region. As well as the cumulative knowledge provided by locally-focussed projects, we have also undertaken a series of pan-regional studies of historic landscapes, settlements and churches.

Project archive

Summaries and reports from our commercial and research projects.

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Detailed character studies of the 15 registered historic landscapes in our region.

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Assessment and analysis of all of the historic settlements in our region.

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Survey of all of the historic churches in the Clwyd-Powys region.

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