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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 2017

Saturday 9th September  2017 A mini-bus day-trip to look at what remains of the various drainage schemes in the Isle of Axholme from Cornelius Vermuyden’s  original 17th century works to those of Smeaton and Rennie of the 19th century. Meet at Potts Lane car park, Crowle. DN17 4DT 10:00am We expect to finish at around…

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.

Crowle administrative information

Place CROWLE County Division Lindsey Wapentake Manley Poor Law Union Thorne (WR Yorks) Urban / Rural District Council Crowle UDC (1894-1936), Isle of Axholme RDC (1936-74) Registration District Thorne (W R Yorks) Parliamentary District Northern Division (1832-67), North Division (1867-85), West Lindsey Division (1885-1918), Gainsborough (1918-74) Deanery (CofE) Manlake (until 1857), Isle of Axholme (1857-)…