Welcome to the Cowfold Village History Society website. We hope that you enjoy browsing through the material collected about the history of our village and will find the records of our past as fascinating as we do. We are always pleased to receive comments on the website itself (good or bad!) and will also be grateful for any additional material for inclusion on the site, or for help on our various ongoing projects.

You can contact us by completing the form here.

A painting of the centre of Cowfold in the late 1800s, showing Sprinks’ Stores on the left and the Red Lion on the right, by Ellen Davis Browell, daughter of Rev. James Browell, Vicar of Cowfold from 1873 to 1891 (by kind permission of the West Sussex County Library)

Cowfold Village History Society

Cowfold Village History Society was formed in 2009 to bring together people who are interested in local history through meetings, publications and projects. We have produced a book of Cowfold’s history and organised three village history exhibitions. We support individual research, encourage groups of like-minded people to get together and investigate aspects from Cowfold’s past to the present day. We would be grateful to hear from those who are interested in local history and anyone who would like to share photos, memories, postcards and memorabilia.

We hold an archive that includes aspects of Cowfold’s history and the people who have lived in the village. Where possible we are willing to help with enquiries from those who are researching families and local history. The society hosts four talks a year, normally on the third Friday in February, April, July and October in the Village Hall at 8.00pm (see meetings).