St Margaret, Cowlinge

St Margaret, Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9QA View on map

Mainly medieval church of flint and stone with red brick tower built in 1733 after the collapse of the original. Medieval rood screen c1400, one of only two examples surviving in Suffolk. Chancel contains a large marble monument by Peter Scheemakers to Frances Dickens d.1840. Large medieval wall painting depicting The Last Judgement. House of correction benches at the west end of the north aisle with interesting tablet above.


  • Grant Recipient: Cowlinge PCC
  • Contact for access: Mrs Jo Wreathall
  • 01440 783286

Opening Arrangements

All year Saturday and Sunday's only. Name of key holders in porch any other times.


One mile north of A143 Haverhill to Bury road, church is on high ground on the edge of the village. Rail: Newmarket (6 miles).

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: No
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes