Cowden Village

Website for News, Events, Clubs, Business in the village of Cowden, Kent

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Cowden is a charming, un-spoilt village in Kent Nr Edenbridge, Probably first known as Cudena and then Cuden, eventually becoming Cowden. The Romans probably would have passed through on the way to London from the coast and the remains of the roman road are still visible at Spood lane, now more often called Spode Lane.

Cowden has a one public house, the Fountain Inn and a village hall which is used by many of the local societies, including the Bowls club, Women's Institute and the Horticultural society for their Spring, Rose and Autumn shows.

The recreation ground hosts cricket and football matches as well as the annual village fete and bonfire night. There is a children's play area, a cricket pavilion and tennis courts.

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At the heart of the village is Church with it's crooked spire. The present church was built around 1300 possibly by Gilbert Clare who was then the earl of Gloucester. The first clock on the church tower arrived in about 1652.

In the reign of Henry VIII the stream known as Kentwater, was dammed up at Scarletts to make ponds for the supply of power to the furnace and iron master. The ponds having recently been cleared in what is now known as Furnace lane.