Cowden (or Little Cowden) is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south of Hornsea and lies just east of the B1242 road towards the North Sea coast. Its name means a hill where charcoal was burnt.
It forms part of the civil parish of Mappleton.
- ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1991). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place names. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 126. ISBN 9780198691037.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.
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