Cowden, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Cowden is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Cowden shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA239403
• London 160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU11
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°50′39″N 0°07′04″W / 53.844165°N 0.117834°W / 53.844165; -0.117834Coordinates: 53°50′39″N 0°07′04″W / 53.844165°N 0.117834°W / 53.844165; -0.117834

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.[1]

It forms part of the civil parish of Mappleton.

Lark Hill Beach


  1. ^ 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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