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Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Until 1862 the Highways within Crowle Parish were maintained by the Vestry Committee. The Highways Act 1835 had given the committee the authority to collect a rate to maintain and keep the local roads in order. A surveyor was appointed by the committee to be responsible for this. The Highways Act 1862 enabled Justices of the Peace…

Crowle Folklore

Crowle Folklore

From Household Tales and Other Traditional Remains Collected in the Counties of York, Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham BY SIDNEY OLDALL ADDY, M.A. OXON.,   The Black Stone (p. 57) There is a big stone in a farmyard at Crowle, in Lincolnshire, called ” the black stone.” If this stone be removed the farmer’s cattle will…

George Stovin’s Coat of Arms

George Stovin, the antiquarian, was born in 1695, the son of James Stovin of Tetley Hall. According to Hunter’s History of South Yorkshire, he married Sarah, daughter and heiress of Mr James Empson, of Goole, in 1717 and shortly later came to live in Crowle, building a small house for himself, which from his being…

Stovin Family – of Tetley & Hirst Priory

From – The history and topography of the Isle of Axholme Lincolnshire William Brocklehurst Stonehouse, 1839 FAMILY OF STOVIN It has been handed down by tradition in this family that they came into England with the Conqueror and that the first settler was chief of the bow stringers who attended his army. To this tradition, it…

Manor of Crowle Documents in Lincolnshire Archive

As reported in the Archivist’s Report 28 March 1952 – 24 March 1953 – https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/551/REPORT4.pdf MANOR OF CROWLE Descent of the manor In the Domesday Survey the manor of Crowle was held by the Abbot of St. German of Geoffrey de Wirce the tenant-in-chief. There was arable, meadow and woodland there, also fisheries and there were sokelands…

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel – Stone-laying ceremony

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 24 May 1904 LINCOLNSHIRE. NEW CHAPEL FOR CROWLE. STONE-LAYING CEREMONY. The stone-laying ceremony in connection with the new Wesleyan Church, at Crowle, in course erection The stone-laying ceremony in connection with the new Wesleyan Church, at Crowle, in course erection near the site from which the old building has been…