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Bowness-on-Solway, Cumberland Family History Guide

Bowness-on-Solway is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Alternative names: Bowness-on-Solway

Other places in the parish include: Ainthorn or Anthorn, Drumburgh, Fingland, and Port Carlisle.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1663

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bowness-on-Solway

  • Aikton
  • Burgh by Sands
  • Kirkbampton

Historical Descriptions


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ainthorn, or Anthorn, a township in the parish of Bowness, Cumberland; 11 miles north-west of Wigton, on a small lake communicating with Morecombe bay. Pop., in 1801, 170; in 1831, 230. Houses 39. A. P. £631.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Wigton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Carlisle
  • Poor Law Union: Wigton
  • Hundred: Cumberland Ward
  • Province: York