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Revetment Wall Immediately N of The Arches, Including Associated Columnar and Urn Monuments

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9136 / 52°54'48"N

Longitude: -4.0999 / 4°5'59"W

OS Eastings: 258896

OS Northings: 337195

OS Grid: SH588371

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.NDK0

Mapcode Global: WH55S.Z1V6

Entry Name: Revetment Wall Immediately N of The Arches, Including Associated Columnar and Urn Monuments

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26862

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Adjoining The Arches to the N, facing the main street.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Locality: Portmeirion

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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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.

The column with surmounting nymph statue is known as the Williams-Ellis column; it and the associated wall and urn monument were erected following the construction of Arches, adjoining, in 1963-4.


Low rubble revetment wall running from The Arches to the Piazza. Adjoining at the southern end is the Williams-Ellis Column. This consists of a circular plinth and base with tall whitened Doric column made of bricks; surmounting this is a bronzed figure of a classical nymph. Towards the northern termination of the revettment wall is a classical painted iron urn on fluted column. This is framed by a large chinoiserie-style decorative wrought iron arch and is approached by a flight of four rendered and slate-coped steps.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a number of buildings and structures erected or remodelled by the eminent architect and conservationist Sir Clough Williams-Ellis for his visionary Portmeirion villiage.

Group value with other listed items at Portmeirion.

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