Cowlinge  Suffolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cowlinge like this:

COWLING, or Cowlinge, a parish in Risbridge district, Suffolk; at the boundary with Cambridge, 5¾ miles S of Kennet r. station, and 7½ SE of Newmarket. It has a post office under Newmarket, and fairs on 31 July and 17 Oct. Acres, 3, 025. Real property, £5, 816. Pop., 842. Houses, 176. ...

The manor belonged to Longsword, the son of Henry II. by Fair Rosamond. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £100. Patron, Trinity H all, Cambridge. The church is ancient. There are an Independent chapel, a college-school erected in 1868 for farmers' sons, and charities £30.

Cowlinge through time

Cowlinge is now part of St Edmundsbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how St Edmundsbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cowlinge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cowlinge, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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