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Bourne Chapel – Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cross Street

The chapel and schoolroom were opened in 1862 an replaced an earlier chapel, set up in 1830, that had been located on Chapel Street. The chapel was in the following circuits at the dates indicated: Scotter Primitive Methodist Circuit 1830-1847 [Brigg Primitive Methodist Circuit 1831-1835] Epworth Primitive Methodist Circuit 1847-1877 Crowle Primitive Methodist Circuit 1877-1932…

Cornelius Vermuyden

The entry for ‘Vermuyden, Cornelius’ in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 58 by Albert Frederick Pollard states that Sir Cornelius Vermuyden had a daughter, Elizabeth who married Sir Thomas Peneystone under the name of Elizabeth Fairmedow. This is not correct and is part of the ‘Fairmedow legend’ propounded when it was noticed…

Mr Barley says in The English Farmhouse that there was enough demand for brick s in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, to encourage men to make them anywhere, anyhow. William Occarbie of Crowle was presented to the manor court in 1649 ‘for making brick s on the common and selling them out of the manor’. Barley M. W. The English Farmhouse and Cottage, Routledge, 1961

Crowle Brickworks. Site Visit 1980, 5th September

In September 1980 Ann Los visited Crowle Brickworks as it was being closed down. This is her account and photographs of her visit. Where ann has inserted text from one of the printed leaflets from the brickworks I have put this with a coloured background. Crowle Brickworks Innes Lee Industries Site Visit 1980 5th September…