Crickhowell District Archive Centre

The centre was formed in 1999 to preserve and make available documents relating to Crickhowell and the surrounding area, avoiding a long journey to the county archives in distant Llandrindod Wells. The collections includes census records, tithe maps and schedules, maps (including the Beaufort Estate maps of 1587 and 1760), aerial photographs, parish records and a large photographic collection.

Visitors can independently research in the archives or be helped in their investigations by a volunteer. A research service is offered for those unable to visit in person, with charges to help cover the cost of running the centre.

Details of opening hours and other information are available on the centre's website.

HiPoints collection:
The Corn Exchange - inn taken over by the community to prevent it becoming a supermarket
Porthmawr Gatehouse - depicted on banknote issued locally in 1821
Porthmawr Regency mansion - home to many interesting people since it was built in the 1820s
Crickhowell Post Office - telegram delivery boy Hector Parsons, aged 14, had to take bad news to families in First World War
Former home of Belgian refugees - the first 12 refugees from occupied Belgium arrived in October 1914
Ivy Tower - medical supplies were collected and created here for military hospitals in the First World War
Former Crown Inn, Llangattock - landlord frustrated by previous police attention attacked a constable in 1864
Horseshoe Inn, Llangattock - landlady and dressmaker, whose spouses were on active service, prosecuted in 1916 after a boy was given beer
Castle Recreation Grounds - gifted to the community by Gwilym James in memory of his son Christopher, who died in the Battle of Cambrai
Crickhowell war memorial - commemorates people from the entire district who died in the First World War and later conflicts
Glencoe House - built for John and Caroline Leonard, whose son Bert emigrated to New Zealand and died of wounds sustained at Gallipoli