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Today Furtho is a single farm estate with company offices, but in the past it was a thriving village with its own rich history intertwined with Cosgrove's, dating back to the Conquest. Click here to see its own document page.

Cosgrove continued

Neighbouring villages




Cosgrove Village Heritage

Come and visit our ancient Grade 1 listed Church and stroll around our lovely canalside village. At the Church hear our stories of times gone by, listen to churchyard tales and take in our famous cream teas! There will be exhibits and displays of local historical interest, quizzes and competitions for children. Although our village is tiny, it has seen history in the making and its residents of the past have facinating lives.

Free Event

Saturday 9 September 2017: Cosgrove Church open all day, with teas from 2 - 4.40pm.
Sunday 10 September 2017: Cosgrove Church open all day, with teas from 2 - 4.30pm.

No booking required.

Limited parking outside the Church which we try to keep for disabled visitors. Park in the village and walk back to us if you can. Paths and internal floors are reasonable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, but the Church is an ancient building! Pathways around the village are quite narrow.

Additional information: This is a drop in and drop out event - take your time to look, listen and ask about the history of an English village.

Directions: Take the A508 from the A5 roundabout at Old Stratford and turn at one of the next two roads on the right to find Cosgrove. We only have one church (see map above) - park in the village and walk back to us. Use MK19 7JA for Satnav

Illustrated Talks available

Talks by Wendy Page, for groups on topics related to the history of the village of Cosgrove.

Village life during the 18th century Famous Cosgrove residents
Secrets of the Cosgrove Poor Book Cosgrove Village tours
The History of Cosgrove Church, Other titles are currently in preparation.
The cost of a booked talk is £5 per head, which includes refreshments.
The minimum number needed to run a talk or tour is 10. Click here to enquire.

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