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A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9065 / 52°54'23"N

Longitude: -4.5012 / 4°30'4"W

OS Eastings: 231884

OS Northings: 337271

OS Grid: SH318372

Mapcode National: GBR 56.NYX0

Mapcode Global: WH44G.T6QM

Entry Name: Bryniau

Listing Date: 15 July 1998

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20125

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated down drive on W side of, and some 700m down, lane running SW from A497 opposite St Buan's Church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Boduan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Range of single storey farmhouse and outbuildings in line. Earliest part of range is probably C18. Marked on OS Drawings for 1816-19 and also recorded on the 1840 Tithe Map for Boduan parish, as part of the Newborough estate.


Linear range of single-storey vernacular buildings sited down-slope, forming a house and byre homestead. The croglofft cottage is towards the upper SW end, with small kitchen addition above to left. To right is the former byre with small addition on right end, possibly once a brewhouse. Rubble stone, whitewashed to cottage and kitchen, roofs formerly thatched, some remaining under present corrugated metal sheet cladding. Brick chimney between cottage and kitchen. The brew-house alone is lower and has slate roof with brick end-chimney. House has boarded door, right of centre, and 16-pane hornless sash each side. Kitchen to left has 9-pane swivel window and then stable-door off-centre. Byre was probably whitewashed, now exposed stone. Stable door right of centre, with 16-pane sash to left, and 12-pane sash to right. Addition to right has stable door on extreme left and window with 6-panes over slatted lower half. Brick jambs.


Kitchen has two bays open to roof with a single, rustic larch, collared truss. Ledged door with bead-mouldings to end wall of cottage. Cottage has three-bay roof with larch pegged collar-trusses. Upper part of cottage has an open roof and an ingle-nook with cambered oak bressumer. Lower part has parlour with raised former croglofft over. Rustic polled roof fabric part-exposed over croglofft. Former byre and addition now converted internally to provide domestic accommodation.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusually complete surviving example of a late C18 to early C19 single storey farmstead, retaining its vernacular character.

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  • II Cefniwrch
    Situated down drive on E side of lane running S from A497, about 1.2 km S of Boduan church.
  • II Bryntirion
    Situated on the SW side of A497, some 500m NW of St Buan's Church, Boduan.
  • 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 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 Plas Boduan
    Situated some 350m NE of the A 497 road and 350m NE of Boduan Church.
  • II S Farmyard Range at Nant Farm
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  • 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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