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Bremilham or Cowage, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Bremilham or Cowage, an ecclesiastical parish in Wilts, on the river Avon, near Akeman Street, 2 miles SW by W of Malmesbury station on the G.W.R. Post town, Malmesbury, which is the money order and telegraph office. Population, 44. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £106.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Poor Law unionMalmesbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1790.


Church of England

dedication unknown

The church was a very small and plain structure, and was pulled down in the late 19th century, but the ground is still used as a cemetery, and there is a small stone building used as a mortuary chapel. The inhabitants attend the church at Foxley.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bremilham or Cowage from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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