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E Farmyard Range including water-wheel at Nant Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9168 / 52°55'0"N

Longitude: -4.5135 / 4°30'48"W

OS Eastings: 231100

OS Northings: 338445

OS Grid: SH311384

Mapcode National: GBR 56.N81M

Mapcode Global: WH448.MYX9

Entry Name: E Farmyard Range including water-wheel at Nant Farm

Listing Date: 1 March 1989

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4616

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated immediately S of, and attached to, Nant Farmhouse, located some 160m S of the junction of the A497 and the B4354.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Boduan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Early C19 range of farm buildings contemporary with farmhouse and part of an L-plan group that also includes the separately listed range across the S end of the farmyard. Formerly part of the Newborough Estate at Boduan. Marked on OS Drawings for 1816-19, and also on 1840 Tithe Map for Boduan parish.


Linear group of single-storey farm buildings, attached to service range at S end of farmhouse. Granite rubble stone with slate roofs. Part of an L-plan layout with stable, mill-room and wheel-pit, and barn in this W-facing range in line with house. The attached N-facing cow-house and cart shed listed separately. Granite rubble walls, and slated gabled roofs with shallow eaves. Stable has window, door and window under eaves, the windows with the typical Glynllifon Estate slatted or boarded lower half and small-paned upper half. To centre of range is low door to mill-room. Barn to right has tall boarded door in centre and 2 loops to right. Mill tail-race is culverted under farmyard.


Barn has threshing floor with stone flags to each side, and two rear doors, one leads to mill room. 3-bay roof with some replaced timbers. Boarded door to wheel pit with race channelled from mill pond at rear. Overshot water wheel with timber buckets and wheel-pit, located in cross-passage. Stables have boxes for three horses with fittings and cobbled floor. Boarded partition with mill room and connecting door. Stone flagged floor and loft over. Water wheel machinery with two toothed wheels and gear lever. Gorse mill removed. The wheel also drives a shaft that projects through the barn wall and along its full length with pulleys driving threshing and winnowing machines, controlled by a lower wheel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of a good, well-preserved example of a farmstead group, with farmhouse and S farmyard range, and of special interest for the surviving mill machinery.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II S Farmyard Range at Nant Farm
    The lower range of the L-plan group enclosing 2 sides of the farmyard at Nant Farm which lies just S of junction of A497 and B4354.
  • II Nant Farm
    Situated just S of junction of A 497 with B4354, reached via drive off lane running S just E of junction.
  • II Tan-y-fron
    Situated on the NE side of the A497, about 350m W of junction with B4354.
  • II Tan-y-fron
    Situated on NE side of the A497, some 350m W of junction with B4354, and attached to No 1 Tan-y-fron.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the NE side of the A497, near Nos 1-3 Tan-y-fron, and 400m W of junction with B4354.
  • II The Cock-loft
    Located on the NE side of the A497, some 380m W of junction with B4354, and just W of 1-3 Tan-y-Fron.
  • II* Penhyddgan
    Situated some 2 km E of Ceidio church and approached by drive running SW from the A497 NW of Boduan.
  • II Bryntirion
    Situated on the SW side of A497, some 500m NW of St Buan's Church, Boduan.

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