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Cowlinge

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Population (2011) of Cowlinge: 548.


Local licensing authority for Cowlinge is St Edmundsbury.

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About Cowlinge

Cowlinge is spread over five small centres, with the north of the parish occupied by Branches park. Despite the spelling, the correct pronunciation of the village name is more like "Koo-linzh". The village was recorded in Domesday as "Culinge" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Cowlidge". Look for medieval graffiti on the pillars of the church aisles.

A caller to Lesley Dolphin's BBC Radio Suffolk programme says there were once seven pubs here, so evidently we still have some to find.

Capability Brown reputedly once worked here but withdrew after a row over payment.

Mill Lane marks the site of an old smock mill which was demolished in 1855.

Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)