The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd.

Archaeology in Wales

Interpretation - Information Panels

Both the reconstruction drawing, as featured in the information panels, and the animation were originated from the excavated evidence and cross-referenced to the historic mapping, artwork and documents. Late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs of the ironworks provided the architectural evidence for the building elevations and materials and approximate heights of buildings, whilst the accounts of nineteenth century metallurgists and specialist reports provided the evidence for the processes undertaken at the site. This information was collaborated with numerous industrial archaeological specialists to attain the most accurate reconstructions possible. The reconstruction of the ironworks (below) is as authentic a reproduction of the works in their heyday as we were able to make based on all the evidence available to us.

The website and permanent information panels have been designed to provide an instantly recognisable nineteenth century industrial theme. Background colour is purposefully dark to provide an industrial feel offset by the oranges of rusting iron and muted colour tones synonymous with the Victorian era.