Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1563; see also Ullingswick
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
COWARNE (Little), a parish in Bromyard district, Hereford; 4½ miles SW of Bromyard, and 6 E of Dinmore r. station. Post town, Stoke-Lacey, under Worcester. Acres, 696. Real property, £1,174. Pop., 186. Houses, 47. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Ullingswick, in the diocese of Hereford. The church w as reported in 1859 to need repair.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Little Cowarne Cassey Directory of Herefordshire 1858
Cowarne (Little), is a township, parish, and small village, 5 miles south-west by west from Bromyard, 6 east from Dinmore railway, 11 north-east by north from Hereford, and 158 from London, in Broxash Hundred, Bromyard Union, Frome deanery, Hereford archdeaconry and bishopric; it is situated about two miles to the right of the turnpike road leading from Bromyard to Hereford. The church is an ancient building, in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave, and south porch; in the chancel are three small stained glass windows. The living is a rectory, commuted at £130 yearly, and 28 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Bishop of Worcester. The population in 1851, was 171, and the acreage is 695. John Arkwright, Esq., and the Rev. H. B. Domville, are the chief landowners. The soil is clayey. The chief crops are wheat, beans, peas, hops, and apples.
Letters through Bromyard, which is the nearest money order office.
Bodys John, farmer, Meadow court
Davies Thomas, farmer, Newhouse
Derry Nathaniel, farmer
Farmer John, farmer, Upper house
Fowler Edward, Redenbatch
Gibbs John, farmer, the Heath
James Alfred, farmer, Shortwood
Johnson William, miller, Mill
Kedward Thomas, carpenter
Mole Joseph, shopkeeper and cider retailer
Robinson Jas., farmer, Little Cowarne court
Turbill William, blacksmith
Source: Edward Cassey & Co.: History, Topography, and Directory of Herefordshire. Printed by William Bailey, 107, Fishergate 1858.
Civil Registration District: Bromyard
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Frome
Poor Law Union: Bromyard