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The three townships of Bodelwyddan, Fuenol and Pengwern, which until that date had been part of the parish of St. Asaph, were gazetted as the new and separate parish of Bodelwyddan on the 3rd August 1860, covering an area of 4109 acres.

For a map link to this place - see under Maps on St. Asaph


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 004754.
The remarkable "Marble Church", dedicated to St. Margaret, was erected by Lady Willoughby de Broke in memory of her husband. She laid the foundation stone on the 24th July 1856; and the new church was consecrated by the Bishop of St. Asaph on the 23rd August 1860.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church.

Nonconformist Churches "Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905"lists the following nonconformist place of worship in the Civilparish of "Bodelwyddan":

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Morfa Rhuddlan Calvinistic Methodist 62
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Church Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms Marriages Burials
- 1860 - 1959 -

Bishop's Transcripts


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Civil Registration

The new parish of Bodelwyddan was assigned to the No. 1 ("St. Asaph") sub-district of the St. Asaph Registration District, which was co-extensive with the St. Asaph poor law Union.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Bodelwyddan are found under:

(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)

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Description and Travel

Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan - on wikipedia

Bodelwyddan photographs - on


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Archdeacon Thomas (1911) gives the area of the parish as 4109 acres.
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