Where to Stay in Cowley
There are several good locations to find serviced apartments Cowley. Travelers usually prefer staying near Uxbridge and the Metropolitan Green Belt or Buckinghamshire. Hillingdon has several places to stay along with areas near the Cowley Church and Cowley Lock which covers Old Mill Lane and areas near the Cowley Lake. There is also Packet Boat Lane and Manor Farm.
Facts About Cowley
Cowley may have got its name from Cofenlea in Anglo-Saxon times, which meant Cofa’s woodland clearing. The earliest settlements here go back to 959 as per historical records. Here are some more interesting facts about Cowley:
- St. Laurence Church came within the Cowley parish as per the 1086 Domesday Book and the parish land owned by none other than Westminster Abbey, valued at two pounds annually in 1066 and one pound ten shillings in 1086.
- The soil is usually known as brick-earth between the Colne and Pinn boundaries.
- Multiple old buildings still exist, forming the Cowley area and there is the Brunel University’s main building for lectures along with other landmarks like Cowley House, Manor Farm, Old Vine Cottage in the High Street along with The Crown and Maygood’s Farm which date back to pre-1700 times.
- Cowley Peachey has a couple of homes with timber frames and the Old Cottage goes back to the 15th or 16th century and is a three-bay home where the central bay was an ancient open hall. It was divided into a couple of storeys later on.
- The Malt Shovel at Iver Lane is also a Grade-II listed structure.
- St. Laurence Church was the smallest Parish Church in all of Middlesex, standing by the River Pinn and towards the east from Cowley Manor.
- Notable people from Cowley include Barton Booth, Roger Williams, John Rich, Natasha Baker and more.
Weather in Cowley
Cowley has short yet comfortable summers while the winters are long and chilly. The best time to arrive is between late in June and early in September.