Bowness-on-Solway is a village on the Solway coast, and the western end of
Hadrian’s Wall. The parish church, dedicated to St Michael, dates back to
Norman times, and built using stone from the local Roman fort, Maia. A tran-
script of all the gravestone inscriptions can be downloaded HERE.
Photos of all the memorials at Bowness-on-Solway are to be found on my
online album; The project to record all the gravestones was started by Sue
Gallagher and the late Marian Wood in the 1990s, and completed by Sue
Gallagher and Sue Yardley in 2014. Their transcript, along with a churchyard
plan can be found at the Cumbria Libraries site, the plan gives details of
where each section is, though there are some additional stones in our tran-
script not included in the original version.
Photographs of all the stones were taken 2021 - 2022 by Bridget Casson and
William Bundred, and many of the gaps in the transcription were checked
and completed, using the same numbering as the original transcript.
Thanks to Steve Hinks for all his help.
E-MAIL me if you would like a higher resolution copy of any of the