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Bodfasarn

A Grade II Listed Building in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0204 / 53°1'13"N

Longitude: -4.3654 / 4°21'55"W

OS Eastings: 241435

OS Northings: 349627

OS Grid: SH414496

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FN21

Mapcode Global: WH43Y.XBDV

Entry Name: Bodfasarn

Listing Date: 29 May 1968

Last Amended: 15 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3762

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house lies alongside the main road, immediately SW of the church in the centre of the village.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Clynnog

Community: Clynnog

Locality: Clynnog-fawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built in the early C17 as an inn, the New Inn, serving travellers on the main road, the rear wing added in the late C17. It was also known as Cwrt, but this name is more properly applied to the house on the other side of the churchyard. Modern alterations.

Exterior

Built of rubble, with slate roofs between coped gables and kneelers, and gable stacks. The house is of 'L'-plan, the main 3-bay front range has a cellar at the NE end and is extended to the SW by a lower building, now a service end. Central part-glazed door, the opening with large granite quoins, and windows each side with projecting slab lintels, and 3 raised dormers with shallow pitched roofs. All the windows are C20 sash emulations in uPVC. The later rear wing is of 1 storey and attic, whitewashed, with a 16-pane window on the ground floor and 2 narrow gabled dormers set closely together above. The ground floor window also has a projecting slate slab head. A boarded door in the angle with the rear of the front range has a large slate slab, also forming a porch to the rear door to the cellar in the main range. Gable stack with weather courses. The rear range is extended by a further building, now a separate cottage, Ty'r Celyn, converted from earlier stables. Central door and a window each side.

Interior

Not seen at the time of inspection. Plan in RCAHMW shows a cross passage to a rear door of c1600, with a cambered and chamfered head, and at the narrower SW end, a large blocked fireplace. It also has stopped chamfered ceiling beams.

Reasons for Listing

Included, despite the replacement of the front windows, as a good example of a substantial C17 village house, in close proximity to, and of group value with, the church and other monuments near the village centre.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former SW wing of Bodfasarn
    The building is attached to the SW gable end of Bodfasarn, facing the main road.
  • II Sundial in the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
    The sundial now stands in the churchyard approximately 3m from the SW corner of the Chapel of St Beuno.
  • II Bod Cybi
    The house is one of a row of cottages overlooking the churchyard at the centre of the village.
  • I Church of St Beuno, with attached Chapel of St Beuno
    The parish church is set close to the main Caernarfon to Pwllheli road, in a large graveyard which slopes gently to the N. The chapel stands on the S side of the tower.
  • II Tomb of Eben Fardd
    The tomb is set in the churchyard on the NE side of the church, close to the gable of the N vestry.
  • II Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
    The lychgate opens directly off the main road at the centre of the village, and leads into the W corner of the churchyard opposite the E end of the chancel.
  • II The Court House
    The house is immediately outside NE side of the churchyard, facing towards the church.
  • II Post Office
    The shop is set on a cut-off section of the main road, SW of the Coach Inn, and on the corner of a minor road into the hills at the rear.

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