Category: House History

March 6, 2019

Clifton House – 12 Windsor Road

1822 Crowle Enclosure Award William Ducker awarded the plot of land, numbered 207, on Godknow Common. It would appear that they built a property on this land and used the land as a garden. Sometime before 1841 they built another house on part of the property they were using as a garden.  It appears that the Drinkalls were already living in the property as the […]

January 14, 2019

Chafor’s Shop

Chafor’s hardware shop is a Crowle institution. The shop is like an Alladin’s cavern of useful items that are hard to find elsewhere and if they haven’t got what you are looking for they’ll do their best to get it for you. In this day of internet shopping, it is a breath of fresh air. Although the Chafor family have only been running the shop […]

September 7, 2018

Temperance Hall

The temperance hall was located on Fieldside and was demolished in 1984. A bungalow, called Melody Lodge now stands on its site. The deeds of the building that are now included with those of Melody Lodge provide some of its history. In 1833 the trustees of the of the Wesleyan Sunday School acquired the copyhold property on Fieldside from Thomas Pettinger and his wife for the sum of […]

May 13, 2018

Crowle Shops and Public Houses in 1930-1940

Barrie Hunsley compiled a list of shops and public houses he remembers from the 1930’s-1940’s. These have been added to a map showing where they were and where possible I have included a photograph with Barrie’s notes. Just click on a pin on the map or name on the list – (you will need to click the icon at the top left of the map to see […]

April 15, 2018

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 de Mowbray who doubled the food rents. The canon in […]

December 29, 2017

Regal Cinema

The land on which the cinema is built is shown to be a blacksmith’s yard on the 1911 Tax Map. Th ‘undeveloped site can be seen on the left-hand side of this postcard from early in the 20th century. The Regal Cinema was built by Joseph Spivey to replace ‘The Picture House’ in the Market Hall. It was constructed by the local firm of A Kelsey […]

August 10, 2016

Bourne Villa

Sales details from 1886 James Wilson appears to have been the first Miller; 1868 – Post Office Directory – Wilson James, Corn Miller 1872 – Whites Directory – Wilson Jas., Corn Miller. Steam mill & flour dealer. Cross Street 1885 – Whites Directory – Wilson James. Corn miller. Steam mill. It would appear that he was declared bankrupt in 1883 and the mill was sold […]

April 29, 2016

Owlett Hall

Owlett Hall House History Owners John Godchild Cundall Alfred W Cundall Hull Daily Mail – Friday 17 May 1918 Mr T M Barlow Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Friday 28 November 1924 Lincolnshire Echo – Thursday 17 December 1931   Mr J Oxenforth   Mr Herbert S Blackbourn – Bought 1947 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Thursday 08 March 1951 BLACKBOURN. —March 6. […]

February 23, 2016

47 High Street

After restoration in 2014.   The listing for the building describes it as being built in the early to mid 19th century and it was described by Pevsner as a very unusual survival. It appears to have been bought by Thomas Lightfoot in 1826, and in his admission to the Manor of Crowle, the property was described as Yard, Saddler’s shop outbuildings and appurtenances near market […]