Safeguarding Elan’s Historic Environment

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Elan Valley is home to a wealth of built and ancient heritage locations and assets. There is a diverse range of sites from across the ages and into the more recent past of the valley’s flooding. Their stories include the cultural history of how people have moved across and inhabited the area during the last five millennia.

This project aims to safeguard a number of sites across Elan Valley and the historical evidence they may contain.  It will improve the accuracy of historical records already available and ensure their future protection and management.

In the long-term, this project will allow a better and more accurate register of the sites, as well as being more visible and accessible to the public.

These works will ensure that our built and ancient heritage is maintained and protected against future deterioration, where appropriate. Where sites are subject to natural factors (for instance erosion) aims of collecting evidence and understanding have been deemed appropriate to salvage information before nature takes its full course.

Download the full project plan.