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Aedicular Niche to the N of the Swimming Pool

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9129 / 52°54'46"N

Longitude: -4.0985 / 4°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 258988

OS Northings: 337115

OS Grid: SH589371

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.NDX7

Mapcode Global: WH55T.01MQ

Entry Name: Aedicular Niche to the N of the Swimming Pool

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26864

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: At the foot of the wooded cliff on the N side of the grassed garden area with swimming pool, E of Anchor and Fountain.

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

Tall stuccoed and rusticated aedicule consisting of an arched niche with baroque-style shaped and voluted gable. Within the gable apex is a circular niche with raised surround; this contains a Roman-style bust.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a number of buildings and structures erected 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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