Place:Cowpen, Northumberland, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates55.127°N 1.539°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
See alsoCastle Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Cowpen is a place in Northumberland, in England. It is a part of Blyth and just east of the A189 road.

In the 12th century CE, its name was Cupum, possibly the dative plural of Old Norse kupa, "a cuplike depression or valley".

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