PORTMEIRION HISTORY

- The Place and its Past -

A look at more than a century of the resort's past and its early years, using old pictures and maps, together with a thousand year historical account.

HISTORY 7 PAGE

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The Bell Tower (Campanile) before ivy growth.

Bell Tower, giving scale to surrounding buildings.


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Bell Tower, seen from Pilot House.

Battery Square seen from the Dome balcony.


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Bell Tower from original entrance toll, Toll House.

(l to r) Angel, Neptune (also below)  and Mermaid.


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Corner of Mermaid and view to Salutation.

Fresh water swimming pool by Neptune cottage.


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Neptune, with newly added Trinity cottage.

A later view of the pair of cottages.
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Old Names of Buildings and Structures (continued) - see main map and key on History 2 page.


46 MERMAID COTTAGE or HOUSE I GARDENERS COTTAGE or HOUSE or BOTHY I MADONNA AND CHILD STATUE (formerly on CHANTRY steps) I VERANDAH I (THE) MERMAID (original main hotel building) I THE GREEN (1862)

47 NELSON STATUE I QUAY or ESPLANADE I BOAT SEAT I WOODS ENTRANCE I LADY HAMILTON STATUE I VIEW POINT I TOILET

48 NEPTUNE COTTAGE / GARAGE I (THE) NEPTUNE I WOODEN STEPS (1925-6)

49 NORTH GARAGE (by Triumphal Arch) I STOREROOMS I POND

50 OFFICES I WORKSHOPS I STAGECOACH

51 OLD TOLL GATE (up to 1960s) I TELEPHONE KIOSK I POSTBOX I TOILETS I MAP

52 ORNAMENTAL FOUNTAIN I FRIDAY LANE I AXIS TO TOP LAWN AND FORMER SALUTATION BLOCK I WISHING WELL (80th. birthday gift to Clough Williams Ellis 1963)

53 (THE) PANTHEON I CLIFF EDGE CLOISTER I PANTHEON TERRACE I HIGH CLOISTER I PULPIT ROCK I DOME I GALLERY I STEPS (1883; re-erected 1957-9)

54 PAPUR A PHENSAL (PAPER & PENCIL) I ANTIQUES I ANGEL ANTIQUES I CLOTH HALL & PEACOCK SHOP I VILLAGE INDIA I JEWELLERY SHOP I THE PEACOCK (SHOP) I THE CAMBRIAN CLOTH MILL I SEAT

55 PEACOCK SHOP or BOUTIQUE (see also 69)1 SALUTATION TRATTORIA I PORTMEIRION POTTERY 'BEST' SHOP I STABLES AND COACH HOUSES I SALUTATION RESTAURANT I ICE CREAM KIOSK I SALUTATION YARD I SALUTATION BLOCK I SALUTATION SUITE I CARA SHOP or BOUTIQUE I SOUK SHOP I THE SALUTATION I SALUTATION 1 & 2 I SALUTATION CAFE I SALUTATION TERRACE I SHIP SHOP (1850s; combined 1990s) I STAGECOACH (1960s)

56 (THE) PILOT HOUSE (UPPER & LOWER) I PILOT (c.1931)

57 PLAY HOUSE I GAMES ROOM I MAP I AUDIO-VISUAL ROOM (1961)

58 PORTMEIRION HOTEL or VILLAGE or PENINSULA and GROUNDS I PORT MEIRION I PORTHMEIRION I ABER IA I PORTMEIRION PROJECT (see also 43)

59 PORTMEIRION POTTERY 'SECONDS' SHOP or WAREHOUSE I GIPSY GARAGES

60 POT JAM I TRINITY STORES I PETROL PUMP & PAINTED MINERVA HEAD I TRINITY YARD I THE SOUK I GOLDEN DRAGON BOOKSHOP I PENNYFARTHING I GARAGES I TELEPHONE KIOSK

           

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