Angus Townley

Crowle Gas Works

    Based on information supplied by Avril Clarke (Turner) The gas works was situated on the corner of Windsor Road and Marsh Road (the extension of Cross Street). The site is now covered by a new building – Windsor Lodge. It was established in 1854 with a capital of £1800 in £10 shares. Avril’s…

Building Crowle Railway Swing Bridge

In order for the Axholme Joint Railway to cross the Stainforth and Keadby Canal it was necessary for the railway company to construct a swing bridge as the Humber Keel Barges that plyed the canal had very tall sails. The bridge was completed in 1905 and was powered by 20hp Crossley diesel oil engine, though…

Crowle 1630

In 1628 the Manor of Crowle and number of other Manors were conveyed to the City of London by Charles I in satisfaction of two loans made to him by the Corporation, This was known as the Ditchfield grant. The following is the survey of Crowle carried out for the City of London Corporation by Robert…