Cowden, Kent (near East Grinstead)

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Cowden, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Cowden

Historic Maps of Cowden and the local area.

I lived in Saxbys Garden Cottage in 1963 and worked in what was then called Gordon House - a Care Home. My friend Jo and I were there for 6 months only. It was while I was working there that I found out Gordon House was once called Gainsford House and when I last drove to the village I saw it is once again holding its (...Read full memory)

I remember once at school bird watching out the window in a small darken room. I also remember playing on the swings with andrews girls from up the road opposite the pub im sure it was in the 1970s but have no photos as my parents did not take photos.