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placename:- St Martin's Church
other name:- Bowness Church
other name:- Windermere Church
locality:- Bowness-on-Windermere
parish Windermere parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
church
coordinates:- SD40259688
10Km square:- SD49
References : 2005: Diocese of Carlisle, Directory 2004/5

1Km square SD4096

photograph

St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 7.10.2005
photograph

St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 18.9.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 32 11)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- St Martin's Church
church
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Nurse 1918

Map, The Diocese of Carlisle, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, now Cumbria, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Rev Euston J Nurse, published by Charles Thurnam and Sons, 11 English Street, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1918 and 2nd edn 1939.
thumbnail NUR1SD49, button to large image
W. ST. MARTIN'S
site name:- Ambleside Rural Deanery
site name:- Archdeaconry of Westmorland
site name:- Diocese of Carlisle
date:- 1939
period:- 1930s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, lych gate, St Martin's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 11:-
The old churchyard of Bowness, with its dark yews, and the weather-worn church, long and low, is the most venerable object in the place. The chancel window of the church contains painted glass from Furness Abbey. The tomb of Bishop Watson will be found in the churchyard, near the east window. ...
person:- : Watson, Bishop
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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cross, a church
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 28:-
...
[Bowness] ... The church, dedicated to St. Martin, is a large white edifice, with a low square tower. It consists of a nave, separated from its aisles by pointed arches, springing from piers unadorned by capitals, and the roof
The east window of the chancel is large, and filled with fine old painted glass, brought from Furness Abbey; by its present arrangement, however, the effect is very diminished. Among the monuments are some belonging to the Philipsons, the ancient possessors of Calgarth. By far the most interesting is that to Dr. Watson, late Bishop of Llandaff, who lies buried at the east end of the churchyard,
Page 29:-
with the following plain inscription:- 'Ricardi Watson, Episcopi Landavensis, cineribus sacrum; Obiit Julli 1, A.D. 1816: Aetatis 79.' The rectory is on the banks of the lake, along whose shore the glebe land extends to some length.
person:- : Watson, Richard, Bishop
person:- : Philipson Family
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
image OT01P004, button   goto source.
Page 4:-
... The church [at Bowness] possesses some painted glass, brought from Furness Abbey; and its cemetery contains the remains of the late Bishop Watson. ...
person:- : Watson, Bishop
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 155:-
...
The choir of the parish church of Windermere is adorned with a beautiful window, said to have been purchased by the parishioners from Furness abbey at the dissolution, representing in seven compartments the Crucifixion, St. George and St. Catharine, and two mitred abbots, with the arms of England t. Edward III. and of various benefactors.
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 140:-
...
... Bowness, ... In this village stands the mother church of the parish of Winandermere; it is large old building, with a great quantity of painted glass in the East window, which is said to have come from Furness Abbey. Mr West says of it, in his Antiquities of Furness, p.95. "The window consists of seven compartments, or partitions. In the third, fourth, and fifth, are depicted the crucifixion, with the virgin Mary on the right, and the beloved disciple on the left side of the cross. Angels are expressed receiving the sacred blood from the five precious wounds, and below the cross are a group of Monks in their proper habits, with the abbot in a vestment: their names are written on labels issuing from their mouths; the abbot's name is defaced, which would have given date to the whole. In the second partition are the figures of St George and the Dragon. In the sixth is represented St Catharine, with the emblems of her martyrdom, the sword, and wheel. In the seventh are two figures of mitred abbots, and underneath them two Monks dressed in vestments. In the middle compartment, above, are finely painted, quarterly, the arms of England and France, bound with the garter and its motto, probably done in the reign of Edward the III. The rest of the window is filled up by pieces of tracery, with some figures in coats armorial, and the arms of several benefactors."
There is a piece of painted glass on the window on the North side, called the Carrier's Arms; which is a rope, a wantey-hook, and five packing pricks, or skewers, being the implements which carriers use to fasten their packing sheets together. The inhabitants have a tradition in this place, which will, if true, amply account for the carriers
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P073, button   goto source.
Page 73:-
...
In Bowness there is nothing so remarkable as some remains of painted glass, in the east window of the church, that were brought from the abbey of Furness [1].
[1] 'The present remains of this window show that it has contained very fine colouring in its former state. The arms of France and England quartered, are well preserved at the top of the window. The design is a Crucifixion, in figures as large as life. By the hands, feet, and parts remaining, it seems to have been of singular beauty. On the dexter side of the crucifixion, is St. George slaying the Dragon; on the sinister, the Virgin Mary;- an uncouth assemblage. Beneath, are the figures of a knight and his lady kneeling, before whom are a group of kneeling monks, over whose heads are wrote W. Hartley, Tho. Honton, and other names, by the breaking of the glass rendered not legible.'- Hutchinson's Excursion.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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church
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass, Carrier's Arms:- -- 'THIS PIECE OF ANCIENT / GLASS KNOWN AS / 'THE CARRIERS ARMS' / WAS, ACCORDING TO TRADITION, / PLACED IN THIS CHURCH AS A / MEMORIAL TO THE CARRIER WHO / GAVE AND CONVEYED THE LEAD / ON PACK-HORSES GRATUITOUSLY / FOR THE ROOF IN REBUILDING / THE CHURCH IN THE EARLY / PART OF THE 16TH. CENTURY.' -- 15.2.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- East window. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Detail of east window. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass (NE) -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Engraved glass. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms in stained glass memorial window to Lt John Reginald Lingard, died at Gallipoli, World War I, 1915. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass, memorial to John Reginal Lingard, died Gallipoli, 1915. -- 30.3.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- --

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass; badge of The Border Regiment 2nd Btn? -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass; badge of the Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass; badge of the King's Own Regiment. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Stained glass; badge of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. -- 18.9.2009

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARTIN / / LAKE ROAD / WINDERMERE TOWN / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / I / 351692 / SD4025296904
courtesy of English Heritage
A church has been on this site since 1203. Present building circa 1480. Upper part of tower and east end added 1870. Built of local slate rubble with sandstone dressings. Very sturdy arcade piers. All walls painted with verses, scrolls etc, some C17, some Victorian. Some mediaeval glass. A Flaxman monument. Painted Royal Arms of 1761.
Parish Church of St Martin forms an important village centre group with No 1, Premises occupied by Hairdresser, Old Kirk Cafe, Old Curio Shop, Stags Head Inn and Rose Cottage, Church Street and White House, Robinson Place, New Hall Inn with attched buildings to south, Lowside and Fold Head, Fallbarrow Road.

placename:- Church of St Martin
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD40259690
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
TOMB OF RASSELAS BELFIELD IN ST. MARTIN'S CHURCHYARD / / LAKE ROAD / WINDERMERE TOWN / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 504662 / SD4027896901
courtesy of English Heritage
The tomb of Rasselas Belfield stands near the edge of the churchyard of St Martin, Bowness on Windermere, approximately five metres from the east end of the church. Dated 1822. Rectangular headstone, with shouldered triangular top. Above the inscription is an incised scrolled design. The clear inscription reads:
IN MEMORY / of / RASSELAS BELFIELD / a Native of / ABYSSINIA. / Who departed this Life on the / 16. Day of January 1822, / Aged 32 Years. // A Slave by birth I left my native Land / And found my Freedom on Britannia's Strand: / Blest Isle! Thou Glory of the Wise and Free, / Thy Touch alone unbinds the Chains of Slavery.'
HISTORY: According to W. Sayer's 'History of Westmorland', written in 1847, the young man commemorated by this headstone was brought to England by a Major Taylor, who had bought him as a child from his mother for the equivalent of about 5. Taylor is said to have been engaged, with his regiment, in the campaign of the East India Company Army against Tippu Saib, celebrated ruler of Mysore, South India, which culminated in Tippu's death in 1799. The headstone's inscription describes Rasselas as 'A Native of Abyssinia', suggesting that he was born there, and it may be that Taylor travelled back to England by way of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), and acquired Rasselas then. On the other hand, Abyssinian slaves and solders - 'Habshis' - had been brought to India from the C15 onwards, and consequently a large number of people in that country had Abyssinian roots. It is possible that Rasselas entered Taylor's service whilst the soldier was still in India; the boy, still very young, may have been employed by the army. One way or another, Taylor and his companion had arrived at Bowness-on- Windermere by 17 April 1803, when the baptism is recorded of 'Rasilais Bellefield, Captain Taylor's servant of Bellefield'. Rasselas would then have been aged about 13.
Belfield (q.v.), the house from which Rasselas's surname was taken, was built on the shore of Lake Windermere by Isabella Taylor in 1794. Isabella's husband, Peter Taylor, was a West India merchant based in Whitehaven; he was also an absentee plantation owner, growing rice in South Carolina. A branch of the Taylor family had been established in South Carolina in the early C18, and Peter Taylor had spent part of his youth there. From the early 1760s, though, Taylor was in England, leaving the management of his estates, and his slaves, to an overseer. Taylor's South Carolina holdings were devastated by the American Revolutionary War of 1775-83, but Taylor lobbied successfully for the return of his property. In 1785 he sold his land and his slaves; he died four years later. His widow moved with her five children to her family home, Rayrigg Hall at Bowness, before building Belfield. The family remained at the house until Isabella's death in 1826.
It is likely that Rasselas's master was Peter Taylor, youngest son of Peter and Isabella Taylor, who joined the army in 1794. When he returned from the East with the Abyssinian boy, he joined his mother and his unmarried sister, Isabella Agnes, at Belfield. The younger Isabella, then aged about 30, had literary tastes - it is possible that she had a hand in choosing the stranger's first name. 'The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia' was a popular novel by Samuel Johnson, published in 1759, about a young prince who, tired of the soft delights of the Happy Valley where he has been incarcerated, escapes to seek his 'choice of life' in the real world. Johnson probably named his hero after a Prince Rasselach mentioned in a 1681 account of Abyssinia, one of a number of works which cultivated the European fascination for that country as the embodiment of exoticism. That such a name was chosen for the young servant suggests the Taylors enjoyed his exotic heritage, and the lustre it reflected on the household. It would be interesting to know whether they thought of the Abyssinian as having anything in common with the slaves of South Carolina and the West Indies to whom their fortune was indebted. The triumphant inscription on Rasselas's headstone demonstrates that by 1822 at least, the Taylor family had been convinced of the iniquity of slavery. In 1807 The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act had been passed on a wave of popular support, largely engendered by William Wilberforce. Wilberforce may personally have influenced the Taylors; between 1780 and 1788 he had rented Rayrigg Hall from Isabella's family.
It is evident from the quality of Rasselas Belfield's headstone, with its poetic inscription, that Rasselas was valued by the Taylor family. He is likely to have served Peter Taylor in a capacity similar to that of a valet. Rasselas's status in the Taylor household is indicated by his reputation in the local community; Sayer records that 'He was a very active young man and much respected by all who knew him'.
The epitaph is an interesting example of the complex rhetoric which characterised the discussion of slavery, and raises questions about attitudes to race in England in the early C19. We are not now equipped to unravel the question of whether Rasselas Belfield was a slave, and if so, at what stage in his life; we do not know enough about his history, and definitions regarding slavery would have been even more uncertain on the African and Indian subcontinents than in England. To a modern observer, the idea that Rasselas had won his freedom by being sold, and taken to another country to work as a servant, may seem contrary. But the inscription seems to suggest that slavery was almost the natural condition of an Abyssinian. An epitaph of this kind might be expected to equate freedom with Christianity (Rasselas was probably born a Muslim); interestingly, this does not, celebrating instead the enlightened government and people of Britain. The Abolition Act of 1807 is clearly invoked; reference is also made to Lord Mansfield's ruling in the Somerset case of 1772, which appeared to many to confirm the Elizabethan dictum that 'England was too pure an air for Slaves to breathe.' The verse on the headstone may possibly have been written by the local poet Isabella Lickbarrow, whose work condemned the slave trade, and to whose 1814 volume of poems Isabella Agnes Taylor subscribed. This verse echoes William Cowper's influential 1784 poem, 'The Task':
'Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs / Receive our air, that moment they are free, / They touch our country and their shackles fall.'
The church of St Martin contains several memorials to members of the Taylor and Fleming families, with which Rasselas Belfield was connected. At the opposite end of the churchyard stands the stone which formerly marked the vault of John Bolton (d.1837), a slave trader and plantation owner who lived at nearby Storrs Hall (q.v.).
SOURCES
W. Sayer, 'History of Westmorland', 2 vols (1847), I, 260
Edward Bellasis, Westmorland Church Notes (1889)
Documents at Cumbria Record Office, Kendal (parish records of St Martin, Bowness on Windermere, Kendal)
Document at Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle (D/LONS/L1/3/155)
http:www.sc.edu/library/socar/ accessed on 21 December 2007
Dictionary of National Biography
I. Chatterjee and R. Eaton eds, 'Slavery and South Asian History' (2007)
The Cumberland Pacquet (11 January 1814)
Isabella Lickbarrrow, Collected Poems (c2004)
T. W. Thompson, 'Wordsworth's Hawkshead', ed. R. Woof (1970)
A. E. Terrill, ed., 'Memorials of a Family in England and Virginia' AD 1771-1851 (1887)
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION The tomb of Rasselas Belfield is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: [bullet] It is a handsome and legible headstone of 1822 [bullet] The tomb is of special historical interest, having been erected to 'A Native of Abyssinia', and given a particularly powerful inscription. [bullet] It has group value with St Martin's Church; and with the stone which formerly marked the vault of John Bolton, a slave trader and plantation owner who lived at nearby Storrs Hall (q.v.)
This list entry has been added as part of the Bicentenary commemorations of the 1807 Abolition Act.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- gravestone
coordinates:- SD40279690
person:- : Belfield, Rasselas
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Kneeler, lake Windermere -- 30.3.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Kneeler, lake Windermere -- 30.3.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Kneeler, lake Windermere -- 30.3.2012

incumbents:-
Man, Patrick de 1256
Wheteley, Henry de 1283
Baumburgh, William de 1334
Neuthorp, John de 1377
Ebchestre, John de 1388
Boune, John 1399
Barwell, John 1399
Biggynges, William de 1411
Biggynges, Thomas de 1451
Mountford, William 1519
Clayton, William 1532
Carus, Adam 1548
Lindow, John 1586
Sawrey, William 1594
Bousfield, Thomas 1610
Magson, Francis 1627
Wakefield, James 1627
Archer, Richard 1645
Wilson, William 1652
Kempe, William 1653
Barton, William 1705
Crosby, William 1719
Barton, Girlington B 1728
Moore, Giles 1763
Barton, William 1779
Fleming, Richard le, Sir 1823
Stock, Edward P 1857
Nurse, Euston L 1904

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Bowness on Windermere
coordinates:- SD403969

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 11 cwt 2 qtr 14 lb (1302lbs)
pitch of tenor: A (873Hz)
scale:-
A, B, C sharp, D, E, F sharp, G sharp, A
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; A major.
bells cast by John Warner and Sons, 1872.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

photographs
courtesy of the Rector.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 5040 changes of Grandsire Triples, by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, 1929. -- 5.4.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 5040 changes of Grandsire Triples, by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, 1930. -- 5.4.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 5040 changes of Grandsire Triples, by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, 1931. -- 5.4.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 5040 changes of Grandsire Triples, by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, 1932. -- 5.4.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 5040 changes of Grandsire Triples, by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers, 1989. -- 5.4.2012

photographs
Bells tuned and rehung by John Taylor Bellfounders, Loughborough, 1997
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 5.4.2012

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Thomas Bell, bellringer, died 1931. -- 5.4.2012

references Handley, Diana: 1983: Notes on Furness Branch Bells::: inscriptions and history

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
thumbnail RSN134, button to large image
Print, lithograph? Church of Bowness-on-Windermere in 1806, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker from an old print, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.198 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
CHURCH OF BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE IN 1806 / (From an old print)
date:- 1806
period:- 1910s

old print:- Jopling 1843

Book, Sketch of Furness and Cartmel, by Charles M Jopling, published by Whittaker and Co, Ave Maria Lane, London and by Stephen Soulby, Ulverston, Cumberland, 1843.
thumbnail JP1E05, button to large image
Print, Bowness Church, St Martin's Church, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Westmorland, by Charles M Jopling, published by Whittaker and Co, Ave Maria Lane, London and by Stephen Soulby, Ulverston, Cumberland, 1843.
Tipped in opposite p.25 of a Sketch of Furness and Cartmel, by Charles M Jopling.

placename:- Bowness Church
date:- 1843
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Rose 1832-35

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
thumbnail R121, button to large image
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early

notes Described in:-
Butler, Lawrence (ed): 2011: Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne for Cumbria, 1833-1872: CWAAS:: ISBN 978 1 873124 52 9
Extracted from the original notes made by Sir Stephen, now in Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, contact through Flintshire Record Office

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Wall painting in nave. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Wall painting in nave. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Wall painting in nave. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- organ built by Jardine and Co, 1922, restored by Cowin Ltd, 1964 and again by V Saville, 1999. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Chest. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Chest. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Chest. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Royal coat of arms. -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Memorial:- -- 'THE AUTHORS EPITAPH UPON / HIM SELFE. MADE IN THE / TYME OF SICKNESS. / A MAN I WAS, WORMES MEATE I AM: / TO EARTH RETURN'D FROM WHENCE I CAME: / MANY REMOVES ON EARTH I HAD / IN EARTH AT LENGTH MY BED IS MADE: / A BED WHICH CHRIST DOD NOT DISDAINE: / ALTHO' IT COULD NOT HIM RETAINE. / HIS DEADLIE FOES MIGHT PLAINLIE SEE; / OVER SINN, AND DEATH, HIS VICTORIE. / HERE MUST I REST, TILL CHRIST SHALL LET ME SEE / HIS PROMISED JERUSALEM AND HER FAELICITIE. / VENI DOMINE JESU, VENI CITO / ROBERT' PHILIPSON GENT: XIIIITO OCT= / BRIS AN' SALUTIS 1631: ANNO / AETATIS SUA 63TIO.' -- 18.9.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- 'IN MEMORY / of / RASSELAS BELFIELD / a Native of / ABYSSINIA. / who departed this Life on the / 16 Day of January 1822. / Aged 32 Years. / A Slave by birth I left my native Land, / And found my Freedom on Britania's Strand / Blest Isle Thou Glory of the Wise and Free! / Thy Touch alone unbinds the Chains of Slavery!' -- 18.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- -- 'In Memory of / THOMAS ULLOCK. / who died 19 Octr 1791. / Aged 75 Years / Poor Tom came here to lie. / From Battles of / DETTINGEN & FONTENOY. / in 1743 and 1745 / ...' -- 18.9.2009

photographs
courtesy of the Rector.
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Turret clock. -- 5.4.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- Musical work, J Smith and Sons, Derby. -- 5.4.2012

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Martin's Church -- Bowness-on-Windermere -- Windermere -- Cumbria / -- St Martin's Church, drawn by C J Greenwood, lithographed by R Groom, published by R Forest, Bowness on Windermere, 1830. -- 27.6.2007

hearsay Built 1483 to replace an earlier church destroyed by fire; restored and enlarged 1870.
There is a mass grave under the chancel, of the 47 people drowned 1635, when the Windermere ferry capsized, bringing them back from a wedding.

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button   sundial, Bowness-on-Windermere
button   war memorial, Bowness-on-Windermere

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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