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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Bowden (Parish) Bowden (Parish) The County Map
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In the charters of the twelfth century, the name of the parish of Bowden is written variously Bothendene, Botheldene, and Bouldene - The Village of Bowden is, in fact, situated upon a dene or vale: and higher up, on this rivulet, stands Holydean, a Hamlet or farm belonging to the Duke of Roxburgh - The Dene undoubtedly represents the Valley, and the only difficulty arises from the prefix Bothen, Bothel, Bould - though a zealous etymologist might run into the Cambro-British speech for a solution of this difficulty, the safest resource is the Anglo-Saxon: And, herein, we find Botl, and Botel, a dwelling place, a village, a Farm, a Manor: So Botel-dene, is obviously the Manor place in the dene, or Valley; and

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Parish of Bowden
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