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Cowley or Cowley Peachy, Middlesex

Historical Description

Cowley or Cowley-Peachy, a village and a parish in Middlesex, on the Roman road from Staines to St Albans, the river Colne, and the Grand Junction Canal, at the boundary with Bucks, 1½ mile S of Uxbridge station on the G.W.R., and 1½ N of West Drayton, with a post and telegraph office, of the name of Cowley, under Uxbridge; money order office, Greenway, Uxbridge. Acreage, 272; population, 322. Cowley Grove and Cowley House are chief residences. Fruit is grown here, brick-making is carried on, and there are cement and cocoa-fibre works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London; gross yearly value, £140. The church is a building of flint, chiefly in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Ecclesiastical parishCowley St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionUxbridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

We have transcribed the Marriages at St. Laurence, Cowley 1563-1837.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cowley or Cowley Peachy from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Middlesex is online.