Monday, 15 July 2019

Huge update to The List of Historic Welsh Place Names

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales ( has announced that The List of Historic Welsh Place Names has added some 500,000 place names, after it received date from the Cynefin Project from the National Library of Wales before Christmas. The number of names it now holds is 660,000.

The Cynefin: Mapping Wales’ Sense of Place project ran from 2014 to 2017, and saw the digitisation of, and transcription of data from, some 1,100 Welsh tithe maps held at the NLS.

For more on the story visit To access The List of Historic Place Names of Wales project itself visit


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