Great Cowden

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Great Cowden
Great Cowden is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Great Cowden
Great Cowden
Great Cowden shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA230427
• 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
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53°51′59″N 0°07′52″W / 53.866305°N 0.130984°W / 53.866305; -0.130984Coordinates: 53°51′59″N 0°07′52″W / 53.866305°N 0.130984°W / 53.866305; -0.130984

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.

Caravan park near Great Cowden

Great Cowden forms part of the civil parish of Mappleton.

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.[1]


  1. ^ 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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