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Bodedern is located in Anglesey
Location within Anglesey
Population1,051 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH3380
  • Bodedern
Principal area
Preserved county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL65
Dialling code01407
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°17′42″N 4°30′00″W / 53.295°N 4.500°W / 53.295; -4.500

Bodedern is a village and community in the west of Anglesey, Wales. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,074,[1] decreasing slightly to 1,051 at the 2011 census.[2] The community includes the settlements of Llanllibio and Pen-llyn.



Bodedern lies on the B5109, about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of its junction with the A4025 south of Llanfachraeth. About 2 miles (3.2 km) to the south, beyond the A55 road lie the villages of Caergeiliog and Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn. The Valley Wetlands, an area of lakes and marshes and a RSPB bird sanctuary, lie between these two villages. Bodedern is the closest village to the island's largest natural lake, Llyn Llywenan, which lies 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) to the north.[3]


The village has a bilingual primary school, Ysgol Gynradd Bodedern, and a secondary school, Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern.


The village's football team, Bodedern Athletic F.C. play in the Welsh Alliance League.[4] Bodedern was the site of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 2017. It hosted several matches during the 2019 Inter Games Football Tournament.

Listed buildings[edit]

The parish church (St Edern's Church, Bodedern) dates from the 14th century and is a Grade II* listed building, being listed because it is considered a good example of a late medieval church with some fine interior fittings.[5]

Presaddfed Hall is a small grade II* listed country house which stands amongst woodlands to the north-east of the village at the southern tip of Llyn Llywenan. The main block was built in 1686 and is joined to an earlier block by a later block built in 1875. A walled garden lies to the east of the house.[6] The manor was once the seat of the Lewis family, William Lewis (born 1526) is an example who served as High Sheriff of Anglesey, and was a politician holding public offices in parliament.[7] The hall is now a country hotel.[8][9]

Presaddfed Burial Chamber is a pair of Neolithic chamber tombs located a short distance northwest of Bodedern near the southern end of Llyn Llywenan.[10]

The other scheduled monument within the community is an early Christian cemetery, east of the village, which is thought to be the location of an ancient chapel, Eglwys Ederyn. The site, at which 114 burials were recorded, was excavated in 1971, revealing several stone cists, and a stone inscribed with the word 'Ercagni', now kept in Bodedern Church.[11]

Notable people[edit]

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Map showing Bodedern Community, on the north-west side of Anglesey, Wales


  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 26 May 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  3. ^ OS Landranger 114: Anglesey / Ynys Môn. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 978-0-319-26212-2.
  4. ^ "Bodedern Athletic Football Club". Pitchero. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  5. ^ What is listing? (PDF). Cadw. 2005. p. 6. ISBN 1-85760-222-6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Presaddfed House, Bodedern". Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  7. ^ "LEWIS, William (by 1526-1601 or later), of Presaddfed in Bodedern and Gaerwen, Anglesey". Retrieved 15 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Presaddfed". Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Presaddfed, Bodedern". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Presaddfed Burial Chamber". Cadw. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  11. ^ coflein NPRN: 43589. Bodedern Early Christian Cemetery (ID PRN2063). in the 'SMR' for Gwynedd Archaeological Trust (GAT)

External links[edit]

Media related to Bodedern at Wikimedia Commons