Terms and Conditions For the Use of Information from the National Monuments Record of Wales

Use of National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) information

The NMRW is the archive of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW: ‘the Royal Commission’).

The receipt of this Agreement and the use of RCAHMW material constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions and agreement to abide by them.

Reproduction and charges
The Royal Commission, the Crown, or other licensors are the owners of all rights including copyright and database rights in the information. If You wish to reproduce, publish or otherwise make available or commercially exploit it, or any part of it, you must apply for permission to the NMRW Library and Enquiries Service before You carry out any reproduction or publication. Licence fees may be payable regardless of the copyright status of the information requested. Where applicable, we may direct You to the relevant copyright holder if we are not authorised to give information on the copyright holder’s behalf. N.B. Site data held on Coflein, the Historic Wales portal and Data Map Wales is freely available under the Open Government Licence.

Your rights under this Agreement cannot be assigned, transferred, or sub-licensed without the prior written permission of the NMRW.

Failure to comply with the terms of this Agreement by You will be construed as a material breach of them and will result in the immediate termination of the Agreement. NMRW may, where appropriate, seek compensatory damages from You and/or the return of any Information supplied under this Agreement.

The Royal Commission gives no warranties in connection with the information provided to You pursuant to this Agreement including in relation to its completeness and/or accuracy. The Royal Commission cannot be held responsible for any decisions made in reliance on the information.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Welsh Language Standards

Due to the large volume of text we draw from our National Monuments Record of Wales database to populate the descriptions on Coflein, we have been working with the Welsh Language Commissioner to agree a way forward.

The Commissioner recognises that the descriptive text has been created in English since we started recording sites, and that to offer bilingual descriptions would be unreasonable and disproportionate considering the number of records and the amount of text that would need translating. We have therefore received an exemption in our compliance notice for the Welsh Language Standard 48 for websites (see our compliance notice at
We are, however, intending to increase the number of bilingual descriptions on Coflein, for example through project funded work.


Copyright is reserved on Coflein and on all data from NMRW. This includes our digital site data, and the archive records in the NMRW Archive, whether digital or hard copy.

The archive records held within the NMRW Archive and displayed on Coflein are a mixture of Crown copyright and third party copyrights. Crown copyright material in the NMRW Archive may be used for private study or research for a non-commercial purpose under the Non-commercial Government Licence 1.0.

Our digital site data, available through Coflein, can be downloaded from Data Map Wales and may be used under the Version 2.0 of the Open Government License, which allows the commercial reuse of the data.

All outputs resulting from the use of the digital site data or archive records, whether available under Non-commercial Government Licence 1.0. or the Commercial Government Licence 2.0, must acknowledge the source as follows: Derived from information compiled by RCAHMW and/or Crown copyright.

If you wish to use archive records from the NMRW Archive derived from Coflein for publication in printed or multimedia form or to compile resources for commercial or organisational use, prior permission must be obtained in writing. A licence fee may be charged.

Some of the material on the website is subject to copyrights held by third parties and requests to reproduce it may be forwarded by the Royal Commission to the particular copyright holder for permission. If you require further information, please contact us.

The Royal Commission’s logo may not be reproduced in whole or part without prior written permission.

The Royal Commission may withdraw any permission to download or reproduce images or other material, if in our opinion, such material is being used in a manner which is, or may be, damaging to the name or reputation of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

The content, design, graphics and arrangement of all the images and text within the website is protected by copyright owned by the Crown: RCAHMW or its technical providers.