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A Grade II Listed Building in Buan, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9153 / 52°54'55"N

Longitude: -4.4657 / 4°27'56"W

OS Eastings: 234309

OS Northings: 338170

OS Grid: SH343381

Mapcode National: GBR 58.N7PW

Mapcode Global: WH449.CZQF

Entry Name: Gwnhinger

Listing Date: 15 July 1998

Last Amended: 15 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20127

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 1.3 km N of the A497, down lane from Bodvel Hall, some 1.7 km ESE of Boduan Church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Buan

Community: Buan

Locality: Boduan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Earlier C19 Vaynol Estate farmhouse. A house marked on site on 2" OS Drawings of 1816-19. Recorded on tithe returns of 1840 as owned by Thomas Assheton Smith of Vaynol, owner also of the Bodvel Hall Estate, and occupied by Griff Jones.


Farmhouse, granite rubble stone with stone slab lintels, slate deep-eaved roofs and stone stacks. Substantial 2-storey, 3-window front with end-chimneys, 16-pane hornless sashes and half-glazed door with overlight. Slate-hung left-end wall. Service wing in line to right has lower roof, centre ridge chimney, ground-floor 8-12-8-pane horned sash to left of centre, a French window to far right and first-floor 12-pane horned sashes to far right and centre-left, and 4-pane sash to left. Rear of main house has 12-pane hornless sashes, two each floor and one as centre stair-light at mid-height. Service range has rear door to right, with passage to main house, and attached rear wing with lower roof line and centre ridge stack. Roof is partly outshut on rear NE side, and carried further over glazed C20 door. One C20 window to right. SW side has 9-pane loft light left of centre, ground floor C20 casements.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well proportioned estate farmhouse in the late Georgian style, with locally typical layout and retaining original character.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Hay Barn at Mela
    Mela farm lies approximately 800m directly WSW of Pentreuchaf crossroads. The hay barn stands to the N of the farmhouse.
  • II Pont-y-pandy and causeway
    The bridge carries the minor road from Pentreuchaf to the W, over the Afon Llannor by a long curved causeway.
  • II* Bodfel
    Bodfel stands to the NW of Efailnewydd, approached by a minor road running due N, approximately 400m N of Pont Bodfel.
  • II Milestone by Tuhwnt i'r Gors
    Situated on N side of B4354, some 3 km E of junction with A 497.
  • II* Church of the Holy Cross
    The parish church stands at the centre of the village, within an oval churchyard.
  • II Bodfel-bach
    The former farmhouse is located in the SE angle of the crossroads NW of Efailnewydd.
  • II Pont Bodfel
    The bridge carries the major road N from Pwllheli to Nefyn over the Afon Rhyd-hir, some 900m N of Efailnewydd.
  • II Pont Penprys
    The bridge lies c900m NNW of Pentreuchaf, and carries the road from Y Ffor W over the Afon Llannor.

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