Cymraeg ardal@ardal-wales.co.uk
Ardal

Projects & Research

Celtic ArtefactsResearching for historical information in our area 

If you require assistance with local projects, or if you need extra help in your research,  I might very well be the person to help. I believe in high quality research and am able to work with you every step of the way

As a local historian, I can help those who have an interest in the past by finding information on historical events and places of historical interests in the area.

Sometimes searching into the past can be a difficult and time-consuming process, especially if you live some distance from the site or have no time due to other daily commitments.

I have access to libraries, archives & museums

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Local Research

Places of historical interests

Neolithic & Bronze Age Burial Chambers, Standing Stones & Circles

Early settlements Hut Circles & Hillforts

Roman occupation of Gwynedd & Anglesey & the Druids’ final stand against Julius Agricola AD60

History of the Kingdom of Gwynedd & Medieval Castles

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It is important to for us to keep in touch with our heritage

DSCF5096Metal Detecting – for finding objects locally

This service can  be of value to local projects, charities and assisting with any land research.

I have been involved in historical research and excavating, this included metal detecting, finding objects, cleaning them and sending them away for further professional inspection

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Some areas of interest may be ancient and, obviously, care must be taken at all times for preservation. You never know what you might find – from ancient buried treasures or artefacts to ancient Roman coins. It is important to work with a metal detecting operator who is properly skilled.

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Any metallic item can be found

helping with local projects

search for buried treasures

finding your lost items (rings, watches, pendants)

1 to 1 training for beginners

finding coins

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To search on any private land, permission by the landowner will be necessary. This is a rule by which all metal detecting services must abide by.

There are no rules, however, for using a metal detector on your own land.

If any archaeological item is found, it will need to be reported to PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
The landowner will be notified of all finds and any profits from finds will be split equally 50/50 with the landowner
While detecting on any land, it will be necessary to dig a small hole to locate the item. However, all holes will be refilled using the same turf. The average hole size will be around 6” x 6” square, 8” deep.
No mess guaranteed!
(the displayed images above provide an example of what can be found)