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The Lighthouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9091 / 52°54'32"N

Longitude: -4.1036 / 4°6'12"W

OS Eastings: 258631

OS Northings: 336705

OS Grid: SH586367

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.NRNT

Mapcode Global: WH55S.Y42M

Entry Name: The Lighthouse

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26881

Building Class: Communications

Location: At Portmeirion's southernmost point, dramatically sited on the coastline.

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 Lighthouse was erected by 1963.


The Lighthouse consists of a small cylindrical tower of sheet metal with surmounting upturned pig boiler forming a dome. In between are latticed lights with dividing volutes; surmounting the whole is an ornate metal finial. This tower section stands on a wider circular rubble platform with railed balustrade and arched entrance.

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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