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Cowplain is a village north of Waterlooville, Hampshire, England. With a population of 8,775, increasing to 9,353 at the 2011 Census, it makes up above 7% of Havant borough's population. It grew up along the old London to Portsmouth road (the A3) on which the village centre and local shops lie.
The village has a number of schools: Cowplain Community School, Padnell Infant and Junior Schools, and Queen's Inclosure Primary School adjacent to the Queen's Inclosure woods, a remnant of the original Forest of Bere. The local church is St. Wilfrid's, although there are a number of others in the area.
A number of bus routes go through Cowplain: the 37 (Stagecoach) from Havant to Clanfield, Petersfield and Liss, the National Express 030 to London and First Group service 8. The number 8 route follows the A3 from Clanfield to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
Mark Wingett, the actor who played police constable Jim Carver in The Bill television series, grew up in Cowplain and attended Horndean Community School. Current USA women's national football head coach Jill Ellis grew up in the village before moving with her family to Virginia at age 14.
- Havant Borough Council. "Profiles & statistics by ward: Cowplain". Archived from the original on 2005-11-24. Retrieved 2006-02-28.
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