National Recording Project


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

Wheel O' Drams


Type Sculpture

     High circular work incorporating six curved steel coal drams.
     The sculpture played an important part in launching the National Cycle Network as well as the re-opening of the viaduct which is a popular time saving route across the Rhymney Valley between Hengoed and Maesycwmmer. The Network is run by the engineering charity Sustrans. It covers 6,500 miles of routes and roads used by cyclists for transport and recreation throughout Britain. A key part of their planning involves the introduction of artworks to their routes, a policy managed for them in Wales by Cywaith Cymru which includes commissions and residencies.
     The work celebrates the original haulage companies that operated on the goods line that passed over the viaduct.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hazell, Andrew Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Wheel of Drams Steel 800cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road A472
Precise location At Maesycwmmer end of the Hengoed Viaduct
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST157949
Date of design 2000
Year of unveiling 2000
Unveiling details 2000
Commissioned by Sustrans
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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