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A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9217 / 52°55'18"N

Longitude: -4.494 / 4°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 232430

OS Northings: 338949

OS Grid: SH324389

Mapcode National: GBR 57.MSYJ

Mapcode Global: WH448.YT5H

Entry Name: Glanrafon

Listing Date: 15 July 1998

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20120

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the S side of the B4354 road some 1.2 km E of junction with A497.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Boduan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Later C18 to early C19 estate farmhouse on the Newborough Estate at Boduan. Marked on the 2" OS map of 1816-19. Evan Roberts was occupant in 1775, Robert Roberts in 1840, according to parish records and Tithe map.


Medium sized farmhouse in granite rubble stone with small-slate close-eaved roof and stone end chimneys. Two-storey, three-window front of 16-pane hornless sashes and centre door with overlight renewed in original opening. Stone slab lintels. Service wing in line to left with stone left end stack and one ground floor centre window. C20 glazing. Rear N wall has three window range with shallow recessed windows. First floor has two 12 pane hornless sashes, with a central larger stair window, of same type, set lower. Ground floor has a 12-pane hornless sash on the left and a smaller 9-pane hornless sash on the right. N wall of service range has a stable-door on the ground floor left, with a C20 4-pane casement to right, and a C20 9-pane casement over.


Service range has an inglenook on the W end wall, with a large oak bressumer and a large domed oven. Substantial oak cross-beam with squared oak ceiling joists. N wall has window-seat recess.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a later Georgian farmhouse, with locally typical layout, and retaining vernacular character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 Plas Boduan
    Situated some 350m NE of the A 497 road and 350m NE of Boduan Church.
  • 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 Bryntirion
    Situated on the SW side of A497, some 500m NW of St Buan's Church, 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 Nant Farm
    Situated just S of junction of A 497 with B4354, reached via drive off lane running S just E of junction.
  • II E Farmyard Range including water-wheel at Nant Farm
    Situated immediately S of, and attached to, Nant Farmhouse, located some 160m S of the junction of the A497 and the B4354.

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