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Plas Boduan

A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.914 / 52°54'50"N

Longitude: -4.4903 / 4°29'24"W

OS Eastings: 232651

OS Northings: 338076

OS Grid: SH326380

Mapcode National: GBR 57.NFP8

Mapcode Global: WH44H.001X

Entry Name: Plas Boduan

Listing Date: 19 October 1971

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4265

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 350m NE of the A 497 road and 350m NE of Boduan Church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Boduan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Country house partly of 1736, built for Thomas Wynn (date and initials TW on roof beam), said to incorporate the remains of a medieval building. The home of the Wynn family from the C16, subsequently owned by the main branch created Barons Newborough in 1776 and part of the Glynllifon estate. Substantial enlargements of several phases: the S front appears to have been doubled in size possibly in 1892 as an old photograph shows 3 bays only not 7. 1808, 1892, 1906 and 1980 dates on rainwater heads. The big L-plan rear of 1830 much altered c 1970-4. North wing re-built c1980. Used as an hotel during 1970s.


Country house, painted stucco with slate roofs and paired roughcast end wall stacks to main front. S front is two-storey and attic, 7-window range with centre bay projected. Left end bay is wider suggesting enlargement to W. Limestone moulded cornice carried around flat-roofed centre bay, ball finials at angles. Limestone gable copings. 12-pane hornless sashes, longer on ground floor, and centre door of 6 fielded panels with C20 moulded stucco cornice on brackets over. 3 gabled eaves dormers each side of small centre gable all with 6-pane hornless sashes. Sundial over first floor centre window - FGW (Frederick George Wyn) 1898. Five ornate cast rainwater hoppers initialled FGW with dates 1808, 1892 and 1906, and a sixth initialled RS (Raymond Slater) 1980. E end wall has two windows on each floor with 12-pane, hornless sashes.

Long NE rear wing altered in later C20 has W seven-window range of 12-pane sashes over 7-bay loggia with Roman Doric columns and thin cornice. Four inner sash windows, C20 glazed lobby at right end, 6-panel door left of centre, and glazed doors in left end wall. 6-window E side, with similar sashes and 6-window wing running E from N end, similar style, hipped to E. This is rear of S range of C-plan former stables courtyard, the N side with rubble stone ground floor and stucco above. Altered to domestic accommodation with C20 doors and windows in elliptical-arched former coach openings. W range runs N from NE wing of house, rubble stone, 2-storey with big central through-archway, narrow windows to W, sashes to E. Later C19 gabled chapel and servants quarters to W of stables court.


Not available for inspection, but descibed in1964 RCAHM volume as having C18 panelling and stairs.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a regionally important country house retaining a well-preserved Georgian facade.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Out-buildings at Home Farm, Plas Boduan
    N part of Plas Boduan Home Farm out-buildings, located some 120m SW of Boduan Hall and some 200m NW of the A497 at Boduan.
  • II Automobile Association Telephone Box
    Situated on NE side of the A497, some 100m NW of Boduan church.
  • II Church of St Buan
    Situated on the NW side of the A497 road, some 5.5 km NW of Pwllheli, in churchyard with continuous stone banking wall and lych-gates to S and W.
  • II Bryntirion
    Situated on the SW side of A497, some 500m NW of St Buan's Church, Boduan.
  • II Lodge to N of Plas Boduan
    Situated E side of former drive now road running N from Boduan Hall, some 600m NW of the house.
  • II Glanrafon
    Situated on the S side of the B4354 road some 1.2 km E of junction with A497.
  • II Bryniau
    Situated down drive on W side of, and some 700m down, lane running SW from A497 opposite St Buan's Church.
  • II Cefniwrch
    Situated down drive on E side of lane running S from A497, about 1.2 km S of Boduan church.

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