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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Attribution
#) LankaPradeepa.com 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.

References
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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This page was last updated on 9 September 2023
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