Bodffordd

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Bodffordd
Eglwys Llwydian Sant, Heneglwys - geograph.org.uk - 815601.jpg
Saint Llwydian's Church
Bodffordd is located in Anglesey
Bodffordd
Bodffordd
 Bodffordd shown within Anglesey
Population 960 (2011)
OS grid reference SH4276
Community Bodffordd
Principal area Anglesey
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANGEFNI
Postcode district LL77
Dialling code 01248
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly Ynys Môn
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey

Coordinates: 53°15′43″N 4°21′47″W / 53.262°N 4.363°W / 53.262; -4.363

[1]Bodffordd is a village and community in central Anglesey, Wales. At the 2011 census, the population was 960.[2]

Bodffordd is located just under 2 miles (3.2 km) from the county town of Llangefni. It is located on the south-western edge of the reservoir, Llyn Cefni. It is the nearest settlement to RAF Mona and as a community council it includes the village of Trefor. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, 77.9% of the population in the electoral division can speak the Welsh language. The age group with the highest number of speakers is the 15-year-old group, where 100% can speak the language.

The village was originally called Bodffordd Esgob, the Esgob indicating that it belonged to a bishop, the Bishop of Bangor in this case. Village life once revolved around the windmill just north of the village and its related trades. This has now been converted into a private residence. Many of these older dwelling have fallen into disrepair but the village church, dedicated to St. Llwydian's, is still in good condition.

Despite the fact that the village has few facilities (it does have a primary school/village hall, electrical outlet/shop, MOT garage/computer workshop and small shop) it was chosen to host the 2007 Anglesey Eisteddfod, a considerable honor.

The village is the site of the Mona Industrial Estate, which in 2009 was given planning permission to build a 25,000 tonne animal waste anaerobic digestion plant. Developer Ecoparc Môn, part of Anglesey-based Gray’s Waste Management Systems, has been promised £1.1m in grants from the Welsh Assembly Government through the Waste & Resources Action Programme, towards the developments £3.5m projected cost.[3]

One of the most well known people born in the village is Osian Roberts, who played association football for Bangor City before moving into management. Currently assistant manager of the national team he had previous managed several national youth teams and senior club side Porthmadog.

Lakes[edit]

The Village of Bodffordd also contains two lakes, ‘Llyn Frogwy’ and Llyn Cefni. The latter is now used as a public footpath, which people use in order to travel to/from the town of Llangefni. Llyn Frogwy is located behind Bodffordd's mill, ‘Melin Frogwy’,[4] which is now private property. Both lakes have beautiful scenery and are frequently visited by photographers.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward with the same name exists. This ward stretches over Llangristiolus with a total population of 1,534.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bodffordd Village on Anglesey". www.anglesey.info. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.theonlinemail.co.uk/bangor-and-anglesey-news/local-bangor-and-anglesey-news/2011/07/06/bodffordd-biodigester-awarded-environment-agency-wales-licence-66580-28995760/
  4. ^ Html5TemplatesDreamweaver.com. "Melin Frogwy". www.anglesey-history.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bodffordd at Wikimedia Commons