In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cowlinge like this:
COWLING, or Cowlinge, a parish in Risbridge district, Suffolk; at the boundary with Cambridge, 5¾ miles S of Kennet r. station, and 7½ SE of Newmarket. It has a post office under Newmarket, and fairs on 31 July and 17 Oct. Acres, 3, 025. Real property, £5, 816. Pop., 842. Houses, 176. ...
The manor belonged to Longsword, the son of Henry II. by Fair Rosamond. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £100. Patron, Trinity H all, Cambridge. The church is ancient. There are an Independent chapel, a college-school erected in 1868 for farmers' sons, and charities £30.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cowlinge, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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