Maiden Bower  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Maiden Bower like this:

MAIDEN BOWER, an eminence 1½ mile W of Durham city. The prior and monks of Durham held aloft the corporax cloth of St. Cuthbert here, in sight of both armies, during the battle of Red Hills in 1346.

The location is that given by the National Monuments Record for Maiden's Bower (, accessed 17 Dec 2011). They describe the feature as "A glacial mound with artifical terracing, possibly the site of a cross; site overgrown. Scheduled as a Bronze Age round cairn". Additional information about this locality is available for Crossgate

Maiden Bower through time

Maiden Bower is now part of Durham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Durham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Maiden Bower itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Maiden Bower, in Durham and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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