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Former Tollhouse (Now Public Telephone Kiosk)

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9139 / 52°54'50"N

Longitude: -4.0974 / 4°5'50"W

OS Eastings: 259062

OS Northings: 337223

OS Grid: SH590372

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.NF4V

Mapcode Global: WH55T.103Z

Plus Code: 9C4QWW73+H2

Entry Name: Former Tollhouse (Now Public Telephone Kiosk)

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26876

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

ID on this website: 300026876

Location: At the start of the main village road, immediately S of the reception block (Chantry Lodge).

County: Gwynedd

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Community: Penrhyndeudraeth

Locality: Portmeirion

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Telephone booth

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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.

Built in the 1950s as a tollhouse, thereby replacing Toll Gate in Battery Square, where visitors originally announced themselves.


Former tollgate of rubble construction The structure is built in folly-style in the form of a pair of truncated drum towers with central arched entrance; a flight of eight steps ascends up to and through the open entrance and terminates at an arched entrance in the L return of the taller, right-hand tower; this with boarded door. The left-hand tower has a similar arched entrance to the L (facing SE), with recessed panelled door; this gives access to the telephone kiosk. Slit-light to the front (NE) of the latter tower. An electrified lantern is affixed to the top of the stepped-up central link wall which contains the arch.

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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