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Welcome to the Wales WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Wales.


  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage on subjects related to Wales, by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles on people, places, and things resident or native to Wales.


  • This project proposes to work with all pages related to Wales, its history, geography, and people. These should all be included in the Category:Wales or one of its subcategories.


We shall try to follow the Wikipedia:Manual of Style for our articles.

Open tasksEdit

All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project.

Destubathon in March 2020Edit

The Wikipedia:The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon is planned for March 2020, a contest/editathon to eliminate as many stubs as possible from all counties. Amazon vouchers/book prizes are planned. £50 available for the most Wales destubs. Sign up on page if interested in participating; hope this will prove to be good fun and productive. Tony Holkham (Talk) 00:02, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

  To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Wales: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2022-05-04

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Copyedit :
    • Communities
      • Aberdare West - could I get a review of my draft for this requested page, currently in my sandbox at Aberdare West/Llwydcoed.
      • The local government situation and boundary-lines are quite complicated; I am not an expert, but I think I've untangled it, based on looking at the legislation but also at wiki sources (which I know you are not supposed to do). A second opinion would be appreciated before I publish it, especially from someone local to the area and familiar with the politics, an expert on Welsh local government - or someone who just wants to fact-check my logic and see if you reach the same conclusions as I did based on the available evidence.
      • FYI, I intend to put the communities of Aberdare West and Llwydcoed, and the electoral ward of Aberdare West/Llwydcoed on the same page, under the electoral ward, in order to make clear the difference between them; and redirect any links to Aberdare West to the Aberdare West/Llwydcoed page. This seems more elegant, less stubby/repetitive, and more explanatory than keeping them separate. Will continue researching, and will publish in a few weeks if help not found; if you come across this message, I haven't ever posted it, and a lot of time has passed, please take and use the work Ninquelosse (talk) 00:10, 6 November 2020 (UTC)
        • @Ninquelosse: wouldn't it be better to have the article at the community's name namely "Aberdare West" if the community and ward don't have separate articles? since communities tend to be stable far longer while wards are frequently abolished etc and we tend to organize hierarchy by community not ward. Crouch, Swale (talk) 19:37, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
        • @Crouch, Swale: - possibly? I don't know, it's a bit of a nightmare. There are wiki lists and categories of both the communities and wards, and the fundamental problem this page has is that for most of Wales, the community and the wards line up nice and neatly, and for this one it doesn't. I don't know if the community or ward ought to take priority. I welcome somebody taking the draft I've made out of my sandbox, polishing and publishing it however they feel is best; I feel out of my depth, both in terms of my knowledge of Welsh local government, and good wiki etiquette. Ninquelosse (talk) 22:01, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
          • Then create separate articles for both, the ward shouldn't have priority over the community. Crouch, Swale (talk) 22:05, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
          • @Ninquelosse: To throw in my tuppence worth, I agree the community takes precedence. I've been guilty in the past of creating articles about electoral wards that are non-notable. This seems to be a non-notable ward. When I created Aberdare East I looked at the options of creating a ward article and couldn't find anything to mark out Aberdare West/Llwydcoed as anything other than a run-of-the-mill political division, without any news coverage or attention about the ward. Sionk (talk) 13:00, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
          • Expand :
    • Blaenavon Ironworks is a very poor page considering its importance
    • Welsh Centre for International Affairs – in need of much more detail about its work, given it has been around since 1973. The page currently only gives a basic mission statement. Considering it had a budget of £1.2m in 2017 there must be lots to discuss about its work.
    • Wikify :
    • Add the {{WikiProject Wales}} banner to all articles which fall within the scope of this project. Also, assess the article if possible.


To join WikiProject Wales, add your username to our member list.


Article alertsEdit

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Articles for creation

  Featured articles/listsEdit

Articles/lists on Wales-related subjects, not necessarily improved to Featured Status by this WikiProject

  Culture and societyEdit

Wales national rugby union team · List of county courts in England and Wales · List of former county courts in Wales

  Engineering and technologyEdit

Talyllyn Railway




Cefnllys Castle · King Arthur · Slate industry in Wales


Castell Coch · Monnow Bridge · St Donat's Castle · Grade I listed buildings in Monmouthshire · Grade II* listed buildings in Monmouthshire · Grade I listed buildings in Rhondda Cynon Taf

  Notable Welsh peopleEdit

Alfred Russel Wallace · Arthur Gould (rugby union) · Asser · L. D. Reynolds · Rhys ap Gruffydd · Sasha (DJ) · Tom Pryce · William Cragh · Russell T Davies

  Peer review/Featured article candidates (FAC)Edit

The following articles are in review as Featured article candidates: The following articles are currently undergoing a Peer Review:

  Good articles (GA)Edit

The following articles have either been recognized as good articles or are currently under review for good article status:

  Agriculture, food and drink
  Art and architecture
Hilston Park · Parc Cwm long cairn · Senedd building · Timothy Everest · Wales Millennium Centre
Anglesey churches: Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride, Amlwch · St Beuno, Aberffraw · St Beuno, Trefdraeth · St Ceidio, Rhodogeidio · St Cristiolus, Llangristiolus · St Cwyllog, Llangwyllog · St Edern, Bodedern · St Eleth, Amlwch · St Eugrad, Llaneugrad· St Fflewin, Llanfflewin · St Gallgo, Llanallgo · St Gwenllwyfo, Llanwenllwyfo (new church) · St Gwenllwyfo, Llanwenllwyfo (old church) · St Iestyn, Llaniestyn · St Llibio, Llanllibio · St Mary, Bodewryd · St Mary, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf · St Mary, Pentraeth · St Mary, Rhodogeidio · St Mary, Tal-y-llyn · St Nidan, Llanidan (new church) · St Nidan, Llanidan (old church) · St Pabo, Llanbabo · St Peirio, Rhosbeirio · St Peulan, Llanbeulan · St Tworg, Bodwrog · St Tyfrydog, Llandyfrydog
  Biology and nature
Thomas Pennant · Welsh Springer Spaniel · Sealyham Terrier
  Engineering and technology
A4232 road · Anglesey Central Railway · Barry Docks · Ebbw Valley Railway · Kidwelly and Llanelly Canal · Neath and Tennant Canal · Old Bridge, Pontypridd · Pont-y-Cafnau
  Film and Television
Adrift (Torchwood) · Rakie Ayola · Gethin Jones · Meat (Torchwood) · Jonathan Pryce · Michael Sheen · Something Borrowed (Torchwood) · To the Last Man (Torchwood) · Rhys Williams (Torchwood)
  Geography and places
Aberdaron · Carmarthenshire · Ceredigion · Cwm, Llanrothal · Flat Holm · Llanishen Reservoir · Llantwit Major · Milford Haven · Pembrokeshire · Penmon · Rhondda · Snowdon · Wales
King Arthur · House of Plantagenet · Sibyl de Neufmarché
  War and military
Beaumaris Castle · Caernarfon Castle · Caernarfon town walls· Caerphilly Castle · Cardiff Castle · Conwy Castle · Conwy town walls· Dolbadarn Castle · Harlech Castle · Raglan Castle
  Language and literature
Hilda Vaughan · Y Gododdin · Dylan Thomas
Bullet for My Valentine · (Drawing) Rings Around the World · Huw Edwards (conductor) · Golden Retriever · The Holy Bible (album) · Hello Sunshine (Super Furry Animals song) · It's Not the End of the World? · Juxtapozed with U · Mwng · Phantom Phorce · Phantom Power · Guto Puw · Rings Around the World · Slow Life
  Philosophy and Religion
Caffo · Nidan
Brian Josephson
  Social sciences and society
Herbert Armitage James · Monmouth School
  Culture, sociology and psychology
  Economics and business
  Politics and government
David Watts Morgan
  Sports and recreation
Norman Biggs · Cardiff Arms Park · Kyle Critchell · Andrew Crofts (footballer) · Fred Dyer · Ched Evans · Billy Geen · Arthur Gould (rugby player) · Barry John · Alex Lawless· Levi Mackin · John McFall (athlete) · Millennium Stadium

New articlesEdit

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Please feel free to list your new Wales-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Additionally, any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page. Also, please make sure that every new article created is placed into one of the Wales categories.

Did you know (DYK?)Edit


Formerly recognized contentEdit

  Former featured articles
  Delisted Good Articles
Chepstow Railway Bridge


Collaboration and reviewEdit

Assessment – rates articles for both quality and importance to this project.
Collaboration of the week
  • I'd like to nominate Silyn Roberts – a notable person, with lots left to say about him. Deb 12:40, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Peer review


Project bannerEdit

  • {{WikiProject Wales}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them on the project's radar, it looks like this:
WikiProject Wales (Rated NA-class)
 This page is within the scope of WikiProject Wales, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Wales on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
  NA  This article has been rated as NA-Class on the project's quality scale.

County navboxesEdit

Principal Areas of Wales (County) templates are nearly complete. Here is a sample for {{Ceredigion}}:


  • {{lang}}, for marking up non-English words or phrases. e.g. {{lang|cy|Caerdydd}}.


  • {{Wales-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to Wales.
    • {{Wales-struct-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to buildings and structures in Wales.
    • {{Wales-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Wales.
      • {{Anglesey-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Anglesey.
      • {{Gwynedd-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Gwynedd.
        • {{Conwy-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Conwy.
        • {{Denbighshire-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Denbighshire.
        • {{Flintshire-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Flintshire.
        • {{Wrexham-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Wrexham.
      • {{Powys-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Powys.
      • {{Ceredigion-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to the geography of Ceredigion.
      • {{Carmarthenshire-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles related to the geography of Carmarthenshire.
      • {{Pembrokeshire-geo-stub}} – Stub notice for articles related to the geography of Pembrokeshire.
    • {{Wales-bio-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to Welsh people.
      • {{Wales-MS-stub}} – Stub notice for articles members of the Senedd (formerly Assembly Members).
      • {{England-cricket-bio-stub}} – Stub notice for articles people from England and Wales involved in the sport of cricket.
        • {{England-international-cricket-bio-stub}} – Stub notice for articles related to English cricketers who have played in Test crickete, One-day Internationals, or international Twenty20 matches.
      • {{Wales-footybio-stub}} – Stub notice for articles relating to Welsh football (soccer) people.

Stub templates are to be placed on the bottom of article pages, after the category tags, but before any interlanguage links. NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.


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Welsh Wikipedia: cy:WicipediaEdit

Editors interested in articles on Wales are welcome and encouraged to edit on Welsh Wicipedia, where there are many tasks to be done. A knowledge of Welsh is helpful but certainly not essential (hint: hovering over tabs will often show the English equivalent url). These links are helpful -

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