Bodfari  Flintshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bodfari like this:

BODFARY, or Bodvari, a village in St. Asaph district, Flint; and a parish partly in that district and county, and partly in Ruthin district, Denbigh. The village stands near the confluence of the rivers Clwyd and Wheeler, 2¾ miles E of Trefnant r. station, and 4 NE of Denbigh; and it has a post office under Rhyl, and is a good fishing-station. ...

It is supposed to be the Roman Varis; 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 h ill. The parish includes also the township of Aberwheeler. Acres, 4,795. Real property, £5,874. Pop., 813. Houses, 187. The scenery of vale and hill is fine. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £296. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church stands on a rising-ground, and has a good tower and a carved oak pulpit. Charities, £6.

Bodfari through time

Bodfari is now part of Denbighshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Denbighshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bodfari itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bodfari, in Denbighshire and Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd August 2019

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