Cowden, Kent (near East Grinstead)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Cowden and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Cowden Stores

My grandparents lived and worked in Cowden. I spent all of my holidays with them from an early age from about 1965 to the late 1970s. My granddad worked on the railways and then with Leighs builders (Edenbridge) and after he retired he was the gardener at Chantrills. My grandmother (Mrs Pocock) worked at the Cowden stores and I ...Read full memory

A memory of Cowden by Michele Turrell

Church Street

Generations of my family lived in Cowden, going right back to 1700s. My parents were married in the church, which lies behind the wall you can just see at the front of this photo. I was also baptised here in 1958. The main significance of this photo for me, are the two houses connected to the Old Smithy (facing left towards ...Read full memory

A memory of Cowden by Helen Cadden

Scarlett Cottage Cowden

My grandparents lived in Scarlett Cottages in Cowden. He was killed in the lst world war after which my grandmother moved away. My mum, aunt and uncle were 5 & 7 at the time. I know they were frienly with a lad whose parents ran a garege at that time and the children all attended the local school. My grandfathers ...Read full memory

A memory of Cowden by Myra Holliday