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Bodvean, Boduan, or Bodfaen, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Bodvean, Boduan, or Bodfaen, a parish in Carnarvonshire, 1½ miles SE of Nevin, and 4 WNW of Pwllheli,. under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Nevin. Acreage, 2755; population, 314. Bodvean Hall is a seat of Lord Newborough. Bodvel Hall, which is in the neighbourhood, was the birthplace of Mrs Thrale, the friend of Dr. Johnson. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor; gross value, £137 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bangor. The church is modern, and has monuments of the Wynnes. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtPwllheli1837 - 1934

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Bodvean, Boduan, or Bodfaen from 1837 to 1934 you should search for the Pwllheli Registration District.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carnarvonshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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