Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

AvestaPolarit Panteg Steelworks

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51°40'38"-03°01'10" show decimal

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AvestaPolarit Panteg Steelworks
Station Road, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Gwent, NP4 5YH

The steelworks were closed in March 2004 after operating for over a century. The site is currently in the process of being demolished and will become a housing estate.

 

Access: privateStatus: demolishedOld Site

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 5th September 2010 by Chuck Foster

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dot Outside the warehousesdot

FragmentsScreen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Ianto and Jack prepare to enter the warehouse.

Turn LeftScreen Shot
Filmed: 7-8 Dec 2007
Rose leads Donna into the warehouse.

Children of Earth - Day FourScreen Shot
Filmed: 24 Sep 2008
Johnson's team arrives at the warehouse.

Additional Notes:

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The screenshots above illustrate how the front of the warehouse looked at the various times of filming.

dot "Long" Steel Works Warehousedot

FragmentsScreen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Ianto and Jack capturing the pterodactyl.

Turn LeftScreen Shot
Filmed: 7-8 Dec 2007
Donna enters the the warehouse.

Children of Earth - Day ThreeScreen Shot
Filmed: 16 Sep 2008
Ianto brings the team to an old Torchwood site.

Children of Earth - Day ThreeScreen Shot
Filmed: 16-19 Sep 2008
Ianto brings the shopping.

Children of Earth - Day FourScreen Shot
Filmed: 18 Sep 2008
Clem runs into a deserted part of the warehouse.

Additional Notes:

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The "long" warehouse was at least a quarter of a mile long!

dot Side Warehousedot

From Out Of The RainScreen Shot
Filmed: 20 Sep 2007
Jonathan is suspicious

From Out Of The RainScreen Shot
Filmed: 20 Sep 2007
Jack and Ianto discuss what to do

Children of Earth - Day ThreeScreen Shot
Filmed: 16-19 Sep 2008
Jack and Ianto race through the warehouse

Children of Earth - Day ThreeScreen Shot
Filmed: 16-19 Sep 2008
Jack and Ianto race through the warehouse

Children of Earth - Day FourScreen Shot
Filmed: 16-19 Sep 2008
Ianto sees Jack off

Warehouse Roof

Children of Earth - Day ThreeScreen Shot
Jack and Ianto run across the roof

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Usk Valley Business Park (The Runaway Bride, Smith And Jones, The Sontaran Stratagem, The Poison Sky, Enemy of the Bane): 2.30 miles.

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Darwin Drive (play area) (Children of Earth: Day Two): 4.54 miles.

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St Cadoc's Hospital (Sleeper, Children of Earth: Day One, Children of Earth: Day Two, The Eleventh Hour, The Power Of Three): 5.02 miles.

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Newbridge Memo (The Doctor's Daughter, Doctor Who Series Seven Part 2): 5.50 miles.

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M4 (Newport) (Children of Earth: Day One, Children of Earth: Day Two, Miracle Day): 5.65 miles.

Filming Reports:

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19 Sep 2008: The production base was spotted outside the steelworks during the day, and filming took place inside during the evening/night.

Further links about the location:

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24 Oct 2003: South Wales Argus - "End of an era for steelworks" (Details on the closure of the plant)

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23 Oct 2003: BBC News - "Steel closure costs 116 jobs"

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The Free Library - "116 steel plant jobs go in closure."

Related Stories

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Turn Left [7-8 Dec 2007]: UNIT warehouse

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From Out Of The Rain [20 Sep 2007]: Warehouse outside Jonathan's home/studio

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Fragments [2007]: Ianto and Jack capture the pterodactyl.

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Children of Earth: Day Three [16-19,22-23 Sep 2008]: Torchwood London warehouse

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Children of Earth: Day Four [16-19,22-24 Sep 2008]: Torchwood London warehouse

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