The Ancient Parish of BOWES
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. © 2010]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"BOWES, a parish in the wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of
Richmondshire; 4 miles SW. of Barnard Castle. There is here a church dedicated
to St. Giles (see Churches for photograph), a Methodist chapel and a free Grammar school. Bowes is situated
on the edge of Stainmoor, near the north point of the county, on the banks of
the river Greta, and consists principally of one street, nearly three quarters
of a mile long from east to west. Population, 1,093."
(There is further information for Bowes).
Information on the following places in
this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Kilmond Scar
- Low Field
- North Field
- Spital House
- Spittal House
- Stoney Keld
- A look up is offered for the Bowes Parish Registers (1670-1837).
Please see the North Riding
Look-up Exchange, remembering to read the instructions.
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the
Parish of Bowes.
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient)
parish, but I have no further information on them other than
the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (NY991134) Bowes Castle
- (NY944126) Spital Grange
- (NY942126) Spital Park
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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