The Archive Centre is open again!
The Archive Centre reopened on 9th November 2020.
Unfortunately social distancing measures mean that we are unable to open for visitors at this time, lockdown or not.
However the good news is that we are here
- to carry out research on your behalf
- to help with your other enquiries
- and to process your orders.
You can visit our online shop to become a Friend, or buy our publications.
If you would like help with family or local history then please contact us.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our enquiry form.
Crickhowell District Archive Centre
A unique collection of local resources, dating back as far as the 16th Century
Welcome to the Crickhowell District Archive Centre (CDAC) which serves the small town of Crickhowell (population ca. 2,800) in the south east of Powys, and the seven historic parishes which surround it – Cwmdu, Llanbedr Ystradwy, Llangattock, Llangenny, Llangynidr, Partrishow and Llanelly (now Monmouthshire).
These parishes once comprised the old Hundred of Crickhowell and later the Rural District of Crickhowell in Breconshire.
It is an area of considerable diversity, ranging from the high moor lands which form the mountainous rim of the South Wales Coalfield in the south, across the lush lowland farmland and villages of the Usk valley which comprise a central south-easterly trending corridor, to include a large part of the lonely high ridges and deep and sparsely populated valleys of the Black Mountains to the north.
Our archives are of a mainly rural region, though also have relevance to the industrial towns to the south, because before 1894 parts of Brynmawr, Beaufort, Tredegar and the Clydach Gorge lay within Breconshire and in the parishes we cover.
We welcome enquiries by phone, email and in person, plus you can see more about the site and the town on our Facebook page as well.
The Archive Centre is closed to visitors at this time, but we are here to help with your enquiries.
Please email us: email@example.com
CDAC is situated on the first floor of Ty-y-Fro, the Crickhowell Resources and Information Centre (CRiC) building on Beaufort Street in the town centre.
The CRiC provides information on the local area (including accommodation), internet access, a coffee shop and a gallery.
There is a car park at the rear (access from Greenhill Way, off the A40).
Postcode NP8 1BN
Map and directions are here.
Become a Friend of the Archive
For £10 a year you can become a Friend of the Crickhowell District Archive Centre. Your subscription will help support our archive centre in its work.
You'll receive two newsletters a year with fascinating articles about Crickhowell and District history as well as news about the work of the centre.
Membership runs from 1 May – 30 April annually.