List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Bowden Bowden (Parish) continued Bothel-dene was abbreviated to Bouldene, which was itself corrupted to Bowden.
It is bounded on the North, by Melrose; on the west, by Galashiels (Part of), and Selkirk (Part of); on the South, by Lilliesleaf; and on the East by Ancrum; St Boswells, and part of Melrose - The parish is of an irregular oblong figure. One of the Eildon Hills and one half of the other are in this Parish - From one broad and elevated base their three conical tops arise - Their elevation above the level of the sea, as stated by the late Sir John Leslie, is 1364 feet while that of the parish is, at an average 450 feet -
Holydean, a farm in this parish, was, in ancient

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Parish of Bowden
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