Entrance Piers at the Minffordd Approach to Portmeirion
A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd
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Latitude: 52.9248 / 52°55'29"N
Longitude: -4.0894 / 4°5'21"W
OS Eastings: 259640
OS Northings: 338419
OS Grid: SH596384
Mapcode National: GBR 5R.MWMD
Mapcode Global: WH55M.4RY4
Entry Name: Entrance Piers at the Minffordd Approach to Portmeirion
Listing Date: 23 August 2002
Last Amended: 23 August 2002
Source ID: 26888
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Set back slightly from the main road at its junction with the access road to Portmeirion.
Traditional County: Merionethshire
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 Iâ, in 1926. The village evolved over several decades and was still being added to in the 1970s.
Pair of entrance piers; of whitened cement blocks in three diminishing stages and with stopped-chamfered edges; on square plinth bases. Each pier is surmounted by a square vase of reconstituted stone with figurative relief decoration to the sides.
Reasons for Listing
Listed as a pair of C20 entrance piers erected by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect and conservationist, as part of his inspired Portmeirion Village.
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Railway Lodge at the Ffestiniog Railway Crossing
To the N of, and below the village, accessed via a narrow lane bounded by rubble walls. The house is set on a levelled site at the SW corner of the crossing; behind a slate stave fence.
Former Lodge to Plas Penrhyn
On the roadside at the start of the lane leading SW up the hill to Plas Penrhyn.
On a slightly raised site near the entrance road to Minffordd Quarry near the northern boundary of the comunity.
At the junction between the Ffestiniog and Cambrian railways, between Penrhyndeudraeth and Minffordd village.
Former Stable Range at Plas Newydd
Located immediately SW of Plas Newydd Farmhouse, adjoining a modern barn to the N.
Casual Ward at Bron-y-Garth Hospital
Immediately to SW of the main hospital building, at right angles to the A487.
Overlooking the Traeth Bach towards the SE boundary of the community, to the E of Castle Yard; accessed via a long drive leading E off a lane running parallel with the main Portmeirion access road.
Plas Newydd Farmhouse
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