Bowes Moor

Common land located in Bowes, Teesdale, Durham.


Extensive area of moorland, located to the west of Bowes.


Disputed and parts excluded. There is one claim to a right to construct a pipe from a spring for water, to construct a water ram at the spring and maintain a septic tank.

Part owned by the Trustees of the Manor of Bowes, (by application).Remainder owned by The Public Trustee.

Final. One owner registered by application and one owner asdirected by the Commons Commissioner.


Sheep, cattle, horses and geese.

Manorial Rights and Interests (see below)

Grazing rights held in stints: 1 sheep stint equals 10geese or 1 beast. Other entries are in rateable values, entitling holder to a proportionate share in all manorial rights/money arising from Manor of Bowes.


  • A roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - North Pennines

National Nature Reserve - Proposed site


Land Data

Common Land Name Bowes Moor
County Durham
District Teesdale
Parish Bowes
TVG Reg # 1001
Authority North Riding County Council
Area 4638 hectares / 11,460.75 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 92
OS 100km Grid Square NY91
Easting 3920
Northing 5100
OS Grid Ref 392000,510000
Min Contour 300
Max Contour 571
Median Elevation 435



Data recorded July, 1985.

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