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Corrugated Iron Shelter

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9144 / 52°54'51"N

Longitude: -4.1006 / 4°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 258851

OS Northings: 337290

OS Grid: SH588372

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.NDC7

Mapcode Global: WH55S.Z0HK

Entry Name: Corrugated Iron Shelter

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26878

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: In the Gwyllt, at the end of a path running NW from the small Piazza.

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.

One of the more substantial of Sir Clough's corrugated iron structures, built after 1953; in his declining years CWE is said to have often sat in this shelter.

Exterior

Decorative aedicular shelter of painted corrugated iron construction; in the form of a tented pavilion with fictive swags; central raised ball and star finial and flanking fleurs-de-lis, all two dimensonal and of cut-out form. This structure contains a slatted bench in the summer months.

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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