Cowpen  Northumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cowpen like this:

COWPEN, a township in Horton parish, Northumberland; at the mouth of the river Blyth, 1 mile W by N of Blyth. It has a post office, of the name of Cowpen, Northumberland. Acres, 1, 707. Pop., 6, 291. Houses, 1, 238. Coal is largely worked. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

Cowpen through time

Cowpen is now part of Blyth Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Blyth Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cowpen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cowpen, in Blyth Valley and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th February 2020

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