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Rhowniar Outward Bound Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.5636 / 52°33'48"N

Longitude: -4.0681 / 4°4'5"W

OS Eastings: 259913

OS Northings: 298206

OS Grid: SN599982

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.CP00

Mapcode Global: WH57C.HT1K

Plus Code: 9C4QHW7J+CQ

Entry Name: Rhowniar Outward Bound Centre

Listing Date: 14 October 1994

Last Amended: 14 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14967

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the boundary between Aberdyfi and Towyn communities, reached off main road midway between the towns of Aberdyfi and Towyn.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aberdovey (Aberdyfi)

Community: Aberdovey

Locality: Rhowniar

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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House of circa 1911; by Oswald Milne (1881-1968), architect, a pupil of Blomfield, and assistant to Lutyens.


Two storeys, rendered walls (with first floor slightly recessed), slate roof laid to diminishing courses.

Entrance faces roughly SW. Two storey gabled porch has 12-pane sash to first floor, doorway with exposed stone architrave, 12-pane sash window to side. Porch flanked by projecting chimneys with twin stacks. To R of porch, slate-hung gablet and 12-pane sash to each floor, similar arrangement to L of porch, but with windows closer to porch. Beyond this, 2-storey link to service block, link has 12-pane sash to first floor, and small modern window to ground floor; service block has 2 windows to house, and gabled end with large small-pane sash windows. Main front faces garden. Each end has large projecting gabled block with 2-light slits at apex, single first floor 12-pane sash window; two similar windows to ground floor. Between large gables, centre block has two small dormers with slate-hung gables and two 12-pane sash windows set at eaves. On ground floor, two tall windows and door (to L), sundial above central window. To right, lower conservatory block; roof sweeps down to first floor level, 2 small gabled dormers with small-pane casement windows; ground floor has full-height small-pane glazing and doors.

Beyond conservatory block is attached modern accommodation block for outward Bound Centre. (Not included).


Alterations for use as Outward Bound centre. Ground floor corridor, and rooms to front have oak panelling and some simple plasterwork and fireplaces. On first floor 'Blue Room' has barrel-vaulted ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good example of country house by this prominent architect.

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