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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bodfari, in Denbighshire and Flintshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd March 2017
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