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A Grade II Listed Building in Bodffordd, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.297 / 53°17'49"N

Longitude: -4.3994 / 4°23'57"W

OS Eastings: 240190

OS Northings: 380463

OS Grid: SH401804

Mapcode National: GBR HMHZ.RJY

Mapcode Global: WH42L.DD9B

Entry Name: Sherry

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24563

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set back from the NW side of a country road leading NE from the B5109 at Gwyndy.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Bodffordd

Community: Bodffordd

Locality: Llandrygarn

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Probably C17 farmhouse range extensively remodelled and extended in the C19 and C20. The house is thought (by the present owner) to have derived its name by the fact that it was the home of a sheriff; a local court used to be held at the nearby Gwyndy and a gaol housed at Bodychen. Marked on the Tithe Map of the parish, 1840, Sherry was the centre of an extensive farmstead of over 136 acres, owned by The Right Honourable Lord Boston and farmed by John Jones.


Linear farmstead range comprising long 2-storey, 3-window farmhouse, with former service wing at L (W) end and lofted cartshed at R; storeyed wing set at right angles to the rear of the centre of the house and single storey linear range at right angles to the rear of the former service wing, modern flat-roofed porch between. Built of rubble masonry, heavily mortared and with rear elevations pebbledashed. Roofs of large slates laid to diminishing courses with tiled ridges and rendered copings, and projecting eaves and verges; rendered gable stacks, tall rectangular stacks to the main part of the house and a larger, squarer stack to the former service wing. The house is a long 3-window range with doorway to centre; with widely spaced openings offset to R. The windows are large 16-pane hornless sashes with slate sills and lintels; 1st floor windows set directly under the eaves. The former service wing to L has modern casement windows in enlarged openings to R. The windows at the rear of the house are later C19 6-pane horned sashes; each floor with a single window flanking the storeyed wing (a late C19 or early C20 addition). The lofted cartshed at the E end of the farmhouse has a wide, camber arched doorway at the E gable, an external flight of stone steps to the rear lead to a boarded loft door; louvred opening to L. Set at right angles to the rear of the former service wing is a single storey range (including a garage) with modern doors and windows.


Interior not inspected at the time of the survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good lower gentry farmhouse of sub-medieval origin and traditional C19 character externally, which retains vernacular character and detail, notwithstanding some alteration.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Melin Newydd
    Set back from the E side of a country road leading N off the B5109 between Glan-yr-afon and Trefor.
  • II* Tre'r Ddol
    In an isolated rural location, reached by private trackway leading N of a country road W of Llechcynfarwy; the house is located c1km ENE of the Church of St Cynfarway
  • II Gwyndy Bach
    Slightly set back from, and at angle to, the W side of the B5109 NW of Glan-yr-afon; in a prominent roadside position near the school.

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