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Bodwigan and attached agricultural range

A Grade II Listed Building in Tref Alaw, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3359 / 53°20'9"N

Longitude: -4.5081 / 4°30'29"W

OS Eastings: 233099

OS Northings: 385044

OS Grid: SH330850

Mapcode National: GBR HM7W.HRL

Mapcode Global: WH42B.QDHZ

Entry Name: Bodwigan and attached agricultural range

Listing Date: 14 March 2001

Last Amended: 14 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24967

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In an isolated rural location, reached by private trackway W of the country road between Bodedern and Llanrhyddlad. Bodwigan is located c350m NW of Llynon Hall and c1.5km WSW of the church in the vil

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Holyhead

Community: Tref Alaw

Community: Tref Alaw

Locality: Llanddeusant

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Early C18 farmhouse, with datestone over the front entrance which reads: W / I M / Bodwigan / 1712. The agricultural range attached to the L was originally freestanding, and was extended by the additions of single bays to either end of the original 2 bay building in the mid to late C19, connecting to the house. The two structures are not linked on the Tithe Map of the parish, 1842. By the time of the Tithe assessment the farm formed part of the Llynon estate, owned by Herbert Jones Esq, a farmstead of over 59 acres (23.90 hectares) farmed by John Williams. The history of Bodwigan predates the present house, which suggests the current house may have been built upon the site of an earlier dwelling; recorded by Lewis Morris in the 1740s as being the home of Robert ap Huw, renowned musician or bard from the reign of Charles I and great-great-uncle to Willam Jones, celebrated mathematician and assistant to Isaac Newton.

Exterior

An early C18 2-storey vernacular farmhouse, a 3-window range with widely spaced windows along a long linear range. Built of rubble masonry, the entrance elevation limewashed. Roof of small old slates, grouted, with tiled coping and large gable stacks with dripstones. To the SW of the farmhouse is a single storey agricultural range which has been joined to the house by the addition of a linking block. The entrance elevation to the house faces SE, a 3-window range with central doorway, now in modern flat-roofed porch; directly over the door is an inscribed stone which reads: W / I M / Bodwigan / 1712. Windows are 4-pane horned sashes, with the exception of a small single paned fixed light (to pantry or inglenook) offset to the far L (SW) end. The rear of the farmhouse has sparse, scattered fenestration including a 4-pane sash, a 6-pane sash (both horned) and 2 modern casements; rear doorway is offset to the L, now with modern flat-roofed porch.
The attached agricultural range is of 4 bays; the oldest part comprising the central 2 bays, extended by the addition of a single bay to the far L (SW) and another to the R (NE) linking the range to the house. Originally the range was probably used as a cowhouse, each bay with a single doorway, adapted for other uses and windows added to L of the LH doorway and to R of the 2nd doorway along the range from the house. The rear of the range has a corrugated iron structure built against the rear wall.

Interior

Interior not inspected at the time of the survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an excellent early C18 farmstead group of immense vernacular character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llynon Hall
    Set back, within private grounds, from the W side of the country road between Bodedern and Llanrhyddlad; the hall is located c1.25km SW of the Church of St Marcellus and St Marcellinus in the village
  • II* Gronant
    Located at the end of a long trackway leading off the NE side of the A5025, N of Llanfachraeth. Gronant is reached via a driveway to the R of the access track, immediately before the farm entrance.
  • II Lodge at Llynon Hall
    Set at the W side of the country road between Bodedern and Llanrhyddlad, the lodge/gatehouse is on the S side of the N approach to Llynon Hall; located c200m NE of the hall and c1km WSW of the church
  • II Hammels and hammel yard walls, Gronant
    The farmyard at Gronant is reached via a long surfaced drive leading E off the A5025 N of Llanfachraeth. The hammels and yard are at the upper, E side of the central U-shaped farm group.
  • II Cornbarn range, Gronant
    The farmyard at Gronant is reached via a long surfaced drive leading E off the A5025 N of Llanfachraeth. The corn barn range is on the far left (N side) of the farmyard.
  • II Cartshed, Gronant
    The farmyard at Gronant is reached via a long surfaced drive leading E off the A5025 N of Llanfachraeth. The cartshed is on the left (W) immediately on entering the farmyard.
  • II Watermill, Gronant
    Located on the L hand (W) side of the immediate approach into the farmyard at Gronant, which is reached via a long surfaced drive leading E off the A5025.
  • II Wellhouse, Gronant
    Located at the end of a long trackway leading off the NE side of the B5025, N of Llanfachraeth. The wellhouse is at the junction of the farmyard and house entrances.

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