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Hirst Priory – History & Occupants

Hirst priory is located two miles south of Crowle, owever strictly it is located in teh Parish of Belton. Nigel d Albini (Father of Roger de Mowbray) granted the site of Hirst Priory to the Augustinian Canons of St Oswald at Nostell Priory sometime prior to 1539. This was added to by his son Roger…

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…

Heritage Open Days 2018

Saturday 8th September  2018 A mini-bus day-trip to look at History and Heritage of the Isle of Axholme including Cornelius Vermuyden’s  original 17th century drainage works, Castle Mounds and other remains. Meet at Potts Lane car park, Crowle. DN17 4DT 10:00am We expect to finish at around 17:30. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Book on-line here   …

Crowle Charities

Crowle Charities

The entries in the Crowle Survey of 1738       Walkwood’s Dole   Plan of the property on Church street in 1738. (North to top of plan) The manorial plan shaded charity property Green and in the survey is described as; “54, In Hand, Mr Richard Clarks copy House, School and Gardens”. As listed…

New Car Park on Crowle Moors

There is now a new car park on Crowle Moors – I’m not sure that it has been officially opened yet but it is usable. Previously parking for waking on the moors was difficult but this will make it so much easier. Kissing gates have been put in to provide direct access across to the…

Edward Lear Limerick

There was an old person of Crowle, Who lived in the nest of an owl; When they screamed in the nest, He screamed out with the rest, That depressing old person of Crowle. Edward Lear Originally published in “More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc.” 1872.