National Recording Project


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

Gateway Monument


Type Other

     Row of six miniature terraced houses echoing the terraced housing of the locality. Names of local heroes and heroines incised and painted black on smooth band of stone around each 'house'. Paved maze path around the houses. The mosaic in the path is a pattern from a local chapel window.
     The Gateway Monument is a key feature of the Llynfi Valley Community Route, a safe, traffic-free pathway for walkers and cyclists. The project has been sponsored by Barclays Bank as part of its Barclays SiteSavers scheme which helps to transform derelict or disused land.


Names of local heroes and heroines engraved onto each 'house' for their 'outstanding contribution to the community': Dennis Bateman; Vernon Hart B.E.M.; Arthur Edwards The Duke; Canon Graham Jones; Dr. Jill Evans; David Lewis; Marchant Smith; Mair James; Eirwen Thomas; Ivor Pickens Welsh Boxing Welterweight Champ. 1934-37; Private Samuel Pitt Defender of Rorke's Drift Zulu War of 1879; Allan Bateman Welsh Rugby Int. and British Lion; Glyn David Champion Farrier and Blacksmith Welsh Flyweight Boxing Champ. 1950; Glyn J.J. Williams Welsh Full Int. Footballer; Michael McCluskie Welsh Boxing Middleweight Champ. 1973; Rev. William Edwards M.A. 1884-1964 Minister of Hermon Church for forty years; Roy Meek Welsh Amateur Int. Footballer; Emlyn Lewis N.C.B. Nat. Bantamweight Champ. 1948; Norah Isaac Dramatist and Educationalist; Philip Phillips 1945-1948 Prof. Footballer; Rev. John Williams 1847-1899 Poet and Eisteddfod Bard; Rev. O.J. Owen Minister of Caersalem Chapel for twenty years.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
O'Kane, Maureen Artist
Gibbs, Anne Artist

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
'Houses' x 6 Stone Each house: 200cm high x 120cm wide x 100cm deep
Maze and mosaic Brick pavers None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road David Lloyd's Way
Precise location Centre of village on the Llynfi Valley Community Route
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS856943
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 2001
Unveiling details July 2001
Commissioned by Groundwork Bridgend
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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