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Bowden Scotland

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Information on the village of Bowden, near Melrose in Scotland.

History of Bowden

War Memorial

Name - Possibly from Old English 'the valley with a building' - 'bothl, denu'

Graveyard Record - Not yet recorded. An excellent history of the church 'Bowden Kirk 1128 - 1978' by Mrs JSM MacDonald is available from the Post Office in the village.

Places of interest

  • Bowden Kirk
  • War memorial - converted from the Mercat Cross

St Cuthbert's Way also passes through Bowden, on its way from Melrose to Lindisfarne.

Famous People Associated

Further Reading - 'Bowden' by the Bowden Village Committee (1989)
'Bowden Kirk 1128 - 1978' by Mrs JSM MacDonald

Articles about Bowden's History