Crowle, a small town, a township, and a parish in Lincolnshire. The town stands on the old river Don, adjacent to the Stainforth and Keadby Canal and the boundary with Yorkshire, 6½ miles E by S of Thorne, has a station on the M.S. & L.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Doncaster. A market hall was erected in 1869, and there was formerly a weekly market on Friday, but it is now practically non-existent. A market for stock is held every alternate Monday during March, April, and May, and fairs for cattle on the last Monday in May and 23 November, with a statute fair for hiring on 11 November. A flax mill gives employment to numbers of the working classes, otherwise the chief employment is in connection with the Peat Moss Litter Works. The town is governed by a local board of nine members formed in 1865, and is well paved. The parish includes the township of Eastoft, noticed elsewhere, and the 1 hamlet of Ealand. The area, including Ealand (but not Eastoft), is 6923 acres; population, 2 641. Earl Manvers is the lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; value, £804. The church is partly ancient, and was restored in 1884. There is also a Roman Catholic church, monastery, and school, Baptist, Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Crowle St. Oswald|
|Poor Law union||Thorne|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Crowle from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Crowle (St. Oswald))
Online maps of Crowle are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Lincolnshire papers online:
- Grantham Journal
- Grimsby Daily Telegraph
- Lincolnshire Chronicle
- Lincolnshire Echo
- Lincolnshire Free Press
- Louth and North Lincolnshire Advertiser
- Stamford Mercury