Broughton Bungalow (Bandarawela)

Broughton Bungalow Bandarawela
Broughton Bungalow (Sinhala: බණ්ඩාරවෙල බ්‍රෝටන් බංගලාව) is a plantation house located in Poonagala in the southeast of Bandarawela town, in Badulla District, Sri Lanka.

A foreign estate superintendent named Broughton is said to have built this bungalow more than 100 years ago (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). A few clay tiles used to pave the building contain the embedded marks of the crown and the crest of the queen (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). The property consists of the bungalow building, kitchen, cattle hut, office and surrounding rampart (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). The bungalow consists of 8 rooms, one bathroom and two lavatories (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017). The kitchen is completely dilapidated and only its foundation remains today (Priyadarshani & Gunasena, 2017).

A protected site
The Broughton Bungalow, Cattle hut and office building in the Broughton Estate in Poonagala in Bandarawela Divisional Secretary Division are archaeological protected monuments, declared by a government Gazette notification published on 8 July 2005.

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#) would like to thank Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

1) Priyadarshani, S.A.N.; Gunasena, I.P.P., 2017. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Badulla Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Department of Archaeology. ISBN: 955-9159-48-8. p.51.
2) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. No: 1505. 8 July 2005.

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