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    Discover Crowle - North Lincolnshire
Crowle is a former Market town, which boasts a number of Georgian and Victorian buildings that surrounds the old market square. The 12th Century church of St Oswald contains a rare Anglo-Scandinavian monument. Much of the town centre is now a conservation area.

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    The Location
The Location -   10 mile west of Scunthorpe, 6 miles N.of Epworth, and 17 miles N. by W. of Gainsborough.

Maps & Aerial Photographs
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    The Place-name & its Origins
The Doomsday Book (1086) referred to the village as "Crul".

Other names - for the village include Crull.

The name - could have originated from a Dutch word "Krul" which means a small settlement, alternatively, "Croc" meaning a winding river.
-le - forest, wood, glade - (Old Enlish - leah)


There are in the town four chapels, belonging to the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, the Independents, and the General- Baptists. Three houses, with extensive common-rights, and ten acres of land, were bequeathed to this parish, for the education and relief of the poor, by Richard Brewer, in 1687; Thos. Walkwood, in 1692; and Richd. Clark, in 1721. ....[entry from White's Directory for 1842]
Crowle parish includes also Eastoft township, and many parts of it has been fertilized by the warping process. Its market, formerly held every Saturday, is now only held every Monday fortnight, during the months of March, April and May. Here are two annual fairs for cattle, flax, &e., held on the last Monday in May, and on Nov. 23rd, or old Martinmus day; and another was formerly held on Sept. 4th. ....[entry from White's Directory for 1842]


     Population Through The Years

Year - Population
Year - Population
1801 1341
1811 1424
1821 1729
1831 1889
1841 2262
1851 1548
1861 2648
1871 3122
1881 2826
1891 2641
1901 2769
1911 2853
1921 3010
1931 2833
1951 2980
1961 3010
1971 3067
1981 3250
1991 3688


     Church of St Oswald
The Church (St Oswald,) has undergone many repairs, but still retains a little of its original Saxon architecture. It is a vicarage, valued in K.B. at £14. 10s. and now at £777, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Godfrey Egremont, for whom the Rev. James Johnson officiates. The Rectory is in the impropriation of R.P.Johnson, Esq. ; but the tithes were commuted at the enclosure of Godnow Common and Crowle Moor, when about 500 acres were awarded to the vicar. ....[entry from White's Directory for 1842]


    Local Links

Isle of Axholme Family History Society
Crowle Stone
- information provided by a local Crowle enthusiast.
Crowle Agricultural Show and Sports Society
Information on the committee and events.
A virtual stroll including photographs of the two churches, the old Assembly Room and the Market Place.
St Norbert's RC School
- School photos 1953-1957.
Crowle Football Club
Crowle Local History
Family History Society
Owlett Hall -
Family website, featuring genealogy, a virtual tour of the town, a webcam and family news.

Crowle Fire Station -
Includes history, statistics, fund-raising information, gallery, news and firefighter profiles.

Google Search Results
Google Images

Entry from White's Directory for 1842


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