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The Gazebo

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9133 / 52°54'47"N

Longitude: -4.1005 / 4°6'1"W

OS Eastings: 258854

OS Northings: 337165

OS Grid: SH588371

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.NDDQ

Mapcode Global: WH55S.Z1KD

Entry Name: The Gazebo

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26879

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: On a commanding site overlooking the village from the Gwyllt, immediately to the E of the medieval motte.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Locality: Portmeirion

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Portmeirion was designed and laid out by the celebrated architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) following his purchase of the estate, then called Aber IĆ¢, in 1926. The village evolved over several decades and was still being added to in the 1970s.

Built in 1983 to designs by Sir Clough's daughter, Susan Williams-Ellis to mark the centenary of CWE's birth; officially opened by Sir Hugh Casson, architect. The gazebo incorporates six of the thirty panels which CWE salvaged from the Seaman's Home, Liverpool, following its demolition in 1954.

Exterior

Open octagonal gazebo; of simple metal construction on a rubble plinth with 5 segmental steps leading up from the W. A central column, made up of reused second-quarter C19 terracotta chimney sections, supports a sloped conical metal roof with surmounting ball finial; decorative cresting to the eaves. Between paired plain outer colonnettes are placed six decorative iron mermaid panels.

Reasons for Listing

Group value with other listed items at Portmeirion.

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