This is a Cadw-funded project. It forms a part of a Dyfed-wide project to record farmsteads which will be completed by March 2021.
This project follows-on from the pilot project undertaken in 2017-18. Carmarthenshire farmsteads not recorded during the pilot phase were identified, characterised and condition was appraised.
The project methodology was based upon the one used by Historic Environment Records in England and subsequently adapted by Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, with further refinements implemented for this phase. It is not anticipated that additional refinements will be required to record farmsteads in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion over the next two years.
This project was a desk-based, rapid recording exercise using historic and modern Ordnance Survey GIS mapping in conjunction with aerial photography. Over the course of the complete project 2017-19, c 5300 (c.4700 in this phase) farmsteads were identified, characterised and an appraisal of their survival was made. It is anticipated that by March 2021 farmsteads across the whole of Dyfed (c.12000 farmsteads) will have been identified using the approach.
This report comprises a description of the approach taken, a brief summary of the results and recommendations for further work.