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The Ancient Parish of BOWES

[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.

  • Gilmonby
  • Kilmond Scar
  • Lambhill
  • Low Field
  • Mellwaters
  • North Field
  • Sleightholme
  • Spital House
  • Spittal House
  • Stoney Keld

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


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