Video Archive | Clough Williams-Ellis

Video Archive | Clough Williams-Ellis

There is nowhere quite like Portmerion, North Wales’ world-famous Italianate coastal town. And probably no-one quite like the architect who conceived it, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Here we present a short but very rare clip of the elderly Ellis discussing how the Welsh manor house Plas Yn Rhiw was purchased by the Keating sisters with Thames’ TV’s Alan Hargreaves in 1972.

For a great account of the life of Clough Williams-Ellis you could a lot worse than tracking down a copy of his autobiography, Architect Errant.