In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bodedern like this:
BODEDERN, a village and a parish in the district and county of Anglesey. The village stands 3 miles ENE of Valley r. station, and 6 ½ E by S of Holyhead; and has a post office under Bangor. It takes its name from Edern or Edeyrn, a bard of the 7th century, who resided at it; and it is a seat of petty sessions, and has fairs on 13 March, 16 April, 5 May, 9 June, Whit-Tuesday, 16 Aug., 14 Sept., and 1 and 22 Oct.The parish comprises 4,235 acres. ...
Real property, £4,183. Pop., 1,084. Houses, 240. The property is divided among a few. Presaddfed is an old mansion, once the residence of Sir John Bulkeley. A well-preserved cromlech is near this mansion. The spinning of yarn is carried on in two mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £104.* Patron, Jesus College, Oxford. The church is ancient, and very good; and contains tombs of the families of Presaddfed and Trejorweth. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Calvinistic Methodists, and Wesleyans. Charities, £19.
Bodedern is now part of the Isle of Anglesey district. Click here for graphs and data of how the Isle of Anglesey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bodedern itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bodedern in The the Isle of Anglesey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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