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Entrance Piers at the Minffordd Approach to Portmeirion

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

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.

Exterior

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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