|Great Cowden shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||160 mi (260 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Great Cowden is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of Hornsea and lies just east of the B1242 road on the North Sea coast.
In 1823 Cowden (as Great and Little Cowden) was also known as 'Coldon', and was in the parish of Mappleton. The parish incumbent's living was under the patronage of the King, although at the time the parish church had been swallowed by the sea. Population was 146, with occupations including eleven farmers.
- Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 192
- Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.
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