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"BREMILHAM, (or Cowage), a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, in the county of Wilts, 2 miles to the W. of Malmesbury, its post town. It lies on the border of Gloucestershire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, of the value of £121, in the patronage of the Hon. and Rev. G. R. Bowles."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Bremilham is also known as Cowich or Cowage. On some modern maps it is shown as Cowage Farm, on others it is not named.

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  • Population was 33 in 1831.



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