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Cosgrove is a tiny village with many big surprises! We know that Neolithic people liked it for its position between the Rivers Tove and Ouse. A Roman Villa and Temple have been excavated here. It was a frontier village in the times of the Danelaw. It was noted as “Covesgrave”, a Domesday mill settlement, by the Normans. Industrial Revolutionaries carved our village in half with the Grand Junction Canal. At some point a Saxon church grew into SS Peter and Paul Church today, which, despite Pevsner’s criticisms, displays all aspects of English village church development. Our recent historical research has begun to reveal the extraordinary people who have lived here – including a man who financed the Mayflower expedition to the New World, an 18 th century Balloon aviator who invented the double coffee pot, and the wonderful woman who designed the Records Office system.Our Church is open daily, we have regular Heritage events and our website is one of the most comprehensive village history sites you will encounter.

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