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Columnar Monument Immediately S of Chantry

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9136 / 52°54'48"N

Longitude: -4.0986 / 4°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 258985

OS Northings: 337192

OS Grid: SH589371

Mapcode National: GBR 5R.NDVW

Mapcode Global: WH55T.01L6

Entry Name: Columnar Monument Immediately S of Chantry

Listing Date: 23 August 2002

Last Amended: 23 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26889

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: On a rock outcrop immediately to the S of Chantry.

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.

This monument is made up of one of eight columns acquired in the 1930s and originating as Samuel Wyatt's Colonnade at Hooton Hall, Cheshire. The Ionic columns, with the exception of this example, which was used when Chantry was built in the 1930's, were mislaid for some thirty years; they were eventually found buried beneath a garden which had been laid out on top of them.


The monument consists of a tall Ionic sandstone column with surmounting turned finial and decorative metal weathervane. On a square plinth, within a semi-circular low brick-walled encosure.

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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