Bodorgan

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Bodorgan
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Malltraeth Sands at Bodorgan
Bodorgan is located in Anglesey
Bodorgan
Bodorgan
Bodorgan shown within Anglesey
Population 921 (2011)
OS grid reference SH389675
Community
  • Bodorgan
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BODORGAN
Postcode district LL62
Dialling code 01407
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°10′48″N 4°24′36″W / 53.180°N 4.410°W / 53.180; -4.410Coordinates: 53°10′48″N 4°24′36″W / 53.180°N 4.410°W / 53.180; -4.410

Bodorgan is a hamlet and a surrounding community area on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, there are 1,503 residents in the electoral ward, 72.7% of them being able to speak Welsh. This increased to 1,704 at the 2011 Census but only 67.72% of this increased population were Welsh speakers. [1] The local government community of Bodorgan, including the village of Llangadwaladr and a number of other small hamlets, had a total of 900 inhabitants,[2] increasing slightly to 921 at the 2011 Census.[3]

The village is served by Bodorgan railway station, which is located near the hamlets of Bethel and Llangadwaladr to the north-west. It lies on an unclassified road to the southwest of the village of Hermon, through which the A4080 road passes. To the east and south of Bodorgan lies the estuary of the Afon Cefni and the extensive Malltraeth Sands.[4]

Bodorgan Hall is the largest country estate in Anglesey. The house, dovecote and a barn are Grade II listed buildings. The reasons given for listing the house are that it is a "site in a magnificent coastal position, which retains many of its original characteristics, having well preserved formal terraces; deer park still in use; substantial remains of extensive and once well known walled kitchen gardens; other, less formal, designed garden areas which have partially survived, including some planting; woodland and shooting coverts; large circular brick dovecote and other buildings of interest."[5] Until 2013, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lived in a farmhouse on the Bodorgan Estate during the time when Prince William was serving as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley nearby.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population and percentage of Welsh speakers 2011". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Bodorgan Community, ONS
  3. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ OS Landranger 114: Anglesey / Ynys Môn. Ordnance Survey. 2016. ISBN 978-0-319-26212-2. 
  5. ^ "Bodorgan". Coflein:Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Nicholl, Katie (16 June 2012). "William at 30: On the eve of his milestone birthday, an intimate portrait of a very modern prince". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

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