National Monuments Record of Wales - Maritime Heritage Assets

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

The purpose of this spatial dataset it to give some representation of marine heritage assets that have been recorded within the National Monuments Record Wales. This dataset was produced by the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and has been made available to the public as part of our commitment to improving access and stewardship of marine data as one of the accredited marine historic environment data archiving center for the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN).

This spatial dataset comprises of point data relating to all of the marine heritage assets that have been recorded within the National Monuments Record Wales by the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

1.1 Background

The Royal Commission plays a leading role in the recording of the historic environment both terrestrial and marine. The National Monuments Record of Wales is an the national collection of information about the historic environment of Wales. The National Monuments Record of Wales contains details of many thousands of archaeological sites, monuments, buildings and maritime sites in Wales, together with an index to the drawings, manuscripts and photographs held in the NMRW archive collections. The information contained within the National Monuments Record of Wales includes known or identified sites and documentary references which provide an indication of the archaeological potential of any area of seabed.

The Royal Commission became an accredited data archiving center for the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) in 2016. As a member of MEDIN the Royal Commission is dedicated to working in partnership with other UK organizations to improving access to marine data. Therefore as a member of this group, the Royal Commission has made available its wreck sites dataset for public use.

1.2 Frequency of Update

The National Monuments Record is an ever evolving resource which is being constantly updated by new discoveries and research of the historic environment. To ensure that the information that is provided on the lle portal is up to date, this dataset will be updated on a biannual basis. To avoid re-using old data, users should periodically download the latest version of this dataset from lle.

1.3 Depictions

This dataset comprises entirely of sites that have been recorded within the marine environs of Wales. Each record has been recorded from either marine geophysical survey data or documentary and historic sources. The positional accuracy of each site may vary due to the source material. The positional accuracy of sites is an ongoing continual process with reviews occurring on an annual basis.

1.4 Use of Data

All of the datasets produced by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales operate under crown copyright. This dataset has been made available under Non-Commercial Government License. Click here for more information on the terms and conditions of this license 

1.5 Other Information

Further information regarding the National Monuments Record can be found on the Royal Commissions website. NMRW enquiries can be directed to - Email: nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk, Tel: 01970 621200. https://rcahmw.gov.uk/about-us/contact-us/

The National Monuments Record can be accessed online for free by using Coflien, the online database for the National Monuments Record.

 
Further information about the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)
can be found here.


Currency
19 June 2018

Appears under
Marine Heritage Spatial data

Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wms (inspire-rcahmw:nmrw_martime_heritage_assets_bng_rcahmw)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS http://lle.gov.wales/services/wfs (inspire-rcahmw:nmrw_martime_heritage_assets_bng_rcahmw)