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Bodewryd is located in Anglesey
Bodewryd shown within Anglesey
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Country Wales
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53°23′N 4°25′W / 53.38°N 04.42°W / 53.38; -04.42Coordinates: 53°23′N 4°25′W / 53.38°N 04.42°W / 53.38; -04.42

Bodewryd is a village in Anglesey, Wales.

St Mary's Church[edit]

The village church is St Mary's, Bodewryd, a small medieval church. It is said by the Diocese of Bangor to be the second-smallest church in Anglesey.[1] The date of construction is unknown, but there was a church on this site in 1254 and the earliest feature to which a date can be given is a doorway, said to be from the 15th century or perhaps about 1500. When the church was restored in 1867 after being struck by lightning, stained glass with Islamic-influenced patterns was included in the windows, a requirement of Lord Stanley of Alderley, the church's benefactor, who was a convert to Islam.[2] The church is still in use, as part of the Church in Wales, and is one of five churches in a combined parish.[3] It is a Grade II listed building, a designation given to "buildings of special interest, which warrant every effort being made to preserve them",[4] in particular because it is a "simple, rural church of Medieval origins."[2]


  1. ^ "Deanery of Twrcelyn: St Mary, Bodewryd". Church in Wales. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Cadw (2009). "Church of St Mary". Historic Wales. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Church in Wales: Benefices". Church in Wales. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ What is listing?. Cadw. 2005. p. 6. ISBN 1-85760-222-6. 

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