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Brief description of site

Remaining features of the Branches estate include the 18th-century stable block and the lozenge-shaped enclosure of the kitchen garden. The house itself has been demolished and the estate is now in divided ownership.

Brief history of site

The manor of Cowlinge and various other lands were acquired by Francis Dickins, a London Lawyer, shortly before 1720. He built a new house on his lands and was living at Cowlinge by 1728. In 1763-5 Capability Brown did work to the value of £1,500 for Ambrose Dickens, but Dickens refused to pay an additional £58 and Brown ‘tore the account before Mr Dickens's face and had his say upon the business to him'. Ambrose Dickins died in 1778 and was succeeded by his son Francis, who sold the estate in 1807.

Location information:

Address: Cowlinge, Haverhill, CB8 9HU

Locality: Haverhill

Local Authorities:

Suffolk; St Edmundsbury; Cowlinge

Historical County: Suffolk

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 154 Grid Ref: TL706551
Latitude: 52.1678 Longitude: 0.49309

Key information:

Site first created: After 1720

Survival: Part: standing remains

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