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Cowlam, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cowlam, a township and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 5½ miles E by N of Sledmere station on the N.E.R., and 6¼ NW of Driffield. Post town, Sledmere, under York. Acreage, 2052; population, 59. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £170 with residence. The church was built in 1852 on the site of an older one, and has an ancient Norman font.

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 CountyYorkshire 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Cowlam:

1799-1914 1840-19301861-1977

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cowlam from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield