National Recording Project


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

The Pierhead Railings


Type Sculpture , Street Furniture

     Steel railings with sections painted alternately blue and grey. The railings depict everyday objects and symbols of life in Ystrad Mynach including a pair of scissors and fish heads.
     The Pierhead building is a local landmark at the entrance to the town and the artist designed railings around the perimeter to reinforce this area as a 'gateway' to the town.The work was commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council as part of a three year programme, with funding from the Arts Lottery, to improve and refurbish towns in the county. The artists were found and the individual projects managed by Cywaith Cymru.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Joyce, Steve Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Railings Steel Each section approx. 180cm high x 160cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road High Street
Precise location Outside Pierhead Building
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST146944
Date of design April 1998 - March 1999
Year of unveiling 1999
Unveiling details 1999
Commissioned by Caerphilly County Borough Council
Duty of care Caerphilly County Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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