Category: History

February 7, 2022


PAGE 294 CROWLE.Population 2,648. Mr. John Brunyee, overseer .”The women and children are the masters here ; and they won’t work without high wages. The children can find employ- ment all the year in the fields, and there is a flax mill besides. They don’t work before 10, except in harvest. They often work 10, 20, or even 50 together in pulling ” line ” […]

January 1, 2019

Crowle Stone

The Crowle Stone is an important fragment of a decorated Anglo-Saxon cross shaft or monument. It’s survival is due to Norman masons reusing it when the church was rebuilt in the 12th century. The stone is Millstone Grit, and is likely to have come from near Knaresborough.It was first recorded in the mid 19th century and was removed, and subsequently replaced, in 1869 for a […]

November 8, 2018

Protestation Returns – 1642 Census

The Protestation Returns are the closest record we have to a census from 1642. If you can trace your ancestors back to 1642, and you know which county and parish they lived in, it may be worth looking to see if their names are in the Protestation Returns. By order of the House of Commons, all adult men were asked to swear an oath 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 […]

October 21, 2017

Old Manuscript Concerning the Drainage – from Epworth Bells

Transcribed from the Epworth Bells 9 & 16 October 1875 We lately fell in with an old Manuscript (written 90 years ago) which gives an account of the celebrated DRAINAGE of the Levels, near Epworth, and also the names of the persons who came over to Sandtoft above 200 years ago with Vermuyden. Having long been in search of a list of those names we […]

October 12, 2017

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp was classified as a hostel for the main POW camp at Pingley Farm in Brigg. During the war, the camp housed Italian POWs but from 1946 it housed German POWs. October 1946 – 10 PoWs January 1947 – 55 PoWs June 1947 – 4 PoWs September 1947 – Crowle not mentioned in report.  

October 7, 2017

Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Until 1862 the Highways within Crowle Parish were maintained by the Vestry Committee. The Highways Act 1835 had given the committee the authority to collect a rate to maintain and keep the local roads in order. A surveyor was appointed by the committee to be responsible for this. The Highways Act 1862 enabled Justices of the Peace of a county to divide the county into Highway Districts […]

August 18, 2017

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 already a magistrate was called ” Justice Hall.” Over the […]

June 22, 2017

Manor of Crowle Documents in Lincolnshire Archive

As reported in the Archivist’s Report 28 March 1952 – 24 March 1953 – MANOR OF CROWLE Descent of the manor In the Domesday Survey the manor of Crowle was held by the Abbot of St. German of Geoffrey de Wirce the tenant-in-chief. There was arable, meadow and woodland there, also fisheries and there were sokelands of this manor in Amcotts, Westwood, Garthorpe, Luddington, Marae, Waterton, […]

May 4, 2017

Hannah Capstick’s Wartime Memories

My War Memories. The Forties On The Land Hannah Capstick Chapter One June 1940 My write-up has to begin one night in June 1940. Hull was being bombed the same night, the sky being lit up by heavy bombing. Dad had been taken ill a week before, and we kept vigil round his bedside. Morning came with the sadness of his death. It was ironic, […]