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Plas Bodegroes

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8898 / 52°53'23"N

Longitude: -4.4468 / 4°26'48"W

OS Eastings: 235482

OS Northings: 335283

OS Grid: SH354352

Mapcode National: GBR 59.PSB8

Mapcode Global: WH44H.NMPH

Entry Name: Plas Bodegroes

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4217

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands in its own parkland and gardens, reached by a driveway from Bodegroes Lodge on the main road from Pwllheli to the NW.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Efailnewydd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The building was built in its present form in 1780 (date on rainwater hoppers) on land formerly belonging to St Beuno, Clynnog, for William Griffith (1748-1816), and probably to the design of Joseph Bromfield, architect of Shrewsbury. He possibly incorporated some fabric of an earlier building on the site. The gardens are included in the national Register of Historic Gardens under reference PGW(Gd)15(GWY).


Built of stone and rendered, with a slate roof with wide bracketed eaves and verges, tall gable end rendered stacks. Two storeys and attics, five window SW front overlooking the gardens, and entrance at the right side within stone arches supporting a vaulted veranda. This extends across the main front as a shallow pitched lean-to slated roof on clustered iron columns, and returns on the NW side. The main front has French doors to the veranda, the centre pair with diagonal glazing bars and decorative fanlight. The first floor windows are 12-pane sashes with floating segmental cornices over. Three rooflights to the attics. The entrance at the side has a pair of part-glazed doors with a decorative overlight, all framed by a tall classically derived doorcase, the cornice extending as a springing for the vault of the veranda. On the NW gable end the veranda abuts a 2-storey bow window with flat roof, and glazed doors to the ground floor dining room.


The entrance opens to a lobby, with a stair hall on the right, containing an elegant open-well flying stair with a mahogany handrail on stick balusters. Openings into the stair hall are arched with slender architraves, and it has a corniced coved ceiling with central laylight. A vaulted passage with pilasters and cornice leads to the central garden door. Ceiling roses. Six panelled doors. The main parlour has an antico verde marble fireplace.

Reasons for Listing

Included at Grade II* as a fine example of a small elegant country house of the later C18, retaining good internal features.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Goetre Farmhouse, with attached farm building
    The farm lies back from the main road running NW from Pwllheli, almost opposite Bodegroes Lodge.
  • II Pont Penmaen
    Spanning the narrow Afon Ddwyryd on the main road from Pwllheli to Nefyn.
  • II Pont Pensarn (partly in Pwllheli Community)
    The bridge carries the road from Efailnewydd over the Afon Rhyd-hir into the N part of Pwllheli, forming the boundary of the communities of Llannor and Pwllheli.
  • II Pont Pensarn
    On the western edge of the Community Council area. Spanning the narrow Afon Ddwyryd on the old road from Pwllheli to Nefyn.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone is at the W edge of the village of Efailnewydd, near the junction of a minor road running N to Bodfel.
  • II Ffynnon Felin Bach
    At the roadside near the Western boundary of the Community Council approximately 1/3 km E of the Pont Pensarn. Opposite the drive entry to Felin Fach.
  • II Pont-y-Garreg Fachan
    On the western boundary of the Community Council carrying the Pwllheli/Abersoch road over the Afon Adwyryd.
  • II Pont Rhyd-hir
    The bridge carries the road running W from Efailnewydd over the Afon Rhyd-hir valley.

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