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Bodfari, Flintshire

Historical Description

Bodfar, Bodfary, or Bodvari, a village in Flintshire, and a parish partly in that county and partly in Denbighshire. The village stands near the confluence of the rivers Clwyd and Wheeler, 4 miles NE of Denbigh; it has a station on the L. & N.W.R. and a post-office under Trefnant (R.S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office, and is a good fishing-station. It lies on the Roman road from Chester to Caerhun, and has yielded numerous Roman coins, urns, and other relics. An ancient camp, supposed to be British, and called Moel-y-gaer, is on a neighbouring hill. The parish includes also the township of Aberwheeler. Acreage, 1494; population of the civil parish, 427; of the ecclesiastical, 818. The scenery of vale and hill is fine. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £222 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church stands on a rising ground, and has a good tower and a carved oak pulpit. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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 districtSt. Asaph1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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