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A sketch of the Forest copperworks and rollingmills, near Swansea

A sketch of the Forest copperworks and rollingmills, near Swansea

The archaeological research undertaken by GGAT  helps in the plan-analysis of the town, for the excavated features  provide often the only means of dating when parts of the town were first developed during the Middle Ages. The patterns of streets and plots revealed by the plan-analysis show that far from being uniform in its appearance the urban landscape of medieval Swansea had distinctively-shaped areas, called ‘plan-units’, each potentially indicating a stage in the town’s medieval…

The archaeological research undertaken by GGAT helps in the plan-analysis of the town, for the excavated features provide often the only means of dating when parts of the town were first developed during the Middle Ages. The patterns of streets and plots revealed by the plan-analysis show that far from being uniform in its appearance the urban landscape of medieval Swansea had distinctively-shaped areas, called ‘plan-units’, each potentially indicating a stage in the town’s medieval…

Swansea. By George Orleans Delamoitte

Swansea. By George Orleans Delamoitte

Swansea after WW2. Apologies for the poor quality

Swansea after WW2. Apologies for the poor quality

Hand-coloured wood engraving by Smyth(from a Daguerrotype),in the Illustrated London News,19 Aug 1848 of Swansea Town.

Hand-coloured wood engraving by Smyth(from a Daguerrotype),in the Illustrated London News,19 Aug 1848 of Swansea Town.

GGAT map of medieval Swansea overlaid onto modern Ordnance Survey mapping

GGAT map of medieval Swansea overlaid onto modern Ordnance Survey mapping

1863 Estate Map, Dawley Magna, Shropshire, England

1863 Estate Map, Dawley Magna, Shropshire, England

1830. Llwynhendy, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

1830. Llwynhendy, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

1830. Machynys, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

1830. Machynys, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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