Bodewryd


Bodewryd (/bɒdˈɛwrɪd/; Welsh: [bɔd'ɛʊrɪd]; Welsh pronunciation) is a village in Anglesey, Wales, in the community of Mechell.

Bodewryd

St. Mary's Church
Bodewryd
Location within Anglesey
OS grid referenceSH3990
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
  • Anglesey
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53.38°N 04.42°W / 53.38; -04.42

St Mary's Church


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]

References


  1. "Deanery of Twrcelyn: St Mary, Bodewryd". Church in Wales. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
  2. Cadw (2009). "Church of St Mary". Historic Wales. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. 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.[permanent dead link]