National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

From Edge to Edge


Type Sculpture

     Three large separate steel sculptures. The sculpture consists of three abstract shapes portraying futuristic industrial components. The work was designed to create a gateway into Merthyr and reflect the steel industry that made Dowlais famous. The largest piece, an apex through which the Engine House can be viewed, represents the gate way.
     'The Merthyr Tydfil Joint Venture was established in 1991. A partnership between Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council, the Welsh Development Agency, Mid Glamorgan County Council and the Merthyr Tydfil Business Forum, pursued a programme focused on the economic and social regeneration of Merthyr Tydfil. They sought to improve the image of the town, and endeavoured to project an impression that was distinctive, contemporary and relevant to the age.' The sculptor was commissioned to produce a piece of art to represent 'industry of the future'. The project was co-ordinated by the County Council and Artworks Wales.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Rose, Colin Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
None Galvanised steel None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MT001 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • Graffiti
Road Goatmill Road
Precise location On grassed area near the Blast Engine House and OP Chocolate Factory
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO067078
Date of design 1992-93
Year of unveiling 1993
Unveiling details 1993
Commissioned by Mid Glamorgan County Council and Groundwork Trust
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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