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Cowling or Cowlinge, Suffolk

Historical Description

Cowling or Cowlinge, a parish in Suffolk, at the boundary with Cambridge, 8 miles NE from Haverhill station on the Colne Valley railway, and 8 SE of Newmarket. It has a post office under Newmarket; money order and telegraph office, Wickhambrook. Acreage, 3071; population, 592. The manor belonged to Longsword, the son of Henry II. by Fair Rosamond. Branches Park is a large mansion standing in extensive grounds. The living is a vicarage in the 1 diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, —£156 with residence, Patron, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building in the Decorated style. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

Civil Registration

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


Online maps of Cowling or Cowlinge are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Suffolk papers online: