History

General History of Crowle

From Read’s History of the Isle of Axholme. 1858. After descending the downland lawns, and passing through the fertile plain called Belton Field, the traveler enters a similar tract of land, where the town of Crul, Croule, or Crowle, stands close to one of the branches of the southern Don. The word Crowle is probably…

Manuscript in the Red Box

Publisher’s Note The author may, perhaps, ask why the publisher did not wait longer for him to reveal himself. The reason was that it appeared that the interest aroused in this foundling romance, through the author’s modesty or carelessness, would be best maintained by publication while the incidents were still fresh in the minds of…

History of the Manor of Crowle

From Read's History of the Isle of Axholme. 1858. THE MANOR Was given at the Conquest to Geoffrey de Wirce. He held it but for a short time, but during that time he made a grant of an hundredum of land to the Abbey of St. Germains, which was founded by King William the Conqueror,…

Crowle War Memorial Inscriptions

1914-1918 Amery E.J. Allan E. Beadle H. Bellamy W. Bradley J. Brant J.W. Broderick A. Cass T. Clarke W. Cook H. Coop S. Coy C.W. Cranidge J.J. Dale G. Dale R.J. Dale T. Dempster H. Dickman R.C. Drinkall G.A Empson S. Everatt H. Eyre H. Fretwell W. Gibson E. Gilbert C. Goodman C.W. Hague W.P….

Derivation of the name Crowle

A number of alternatives have been proposed for the derivation of the name Crowle: an old British word Croc meaning a winding river the Dutch word Krul which means a small settlement Old English river-name crull, a word related to the Middle Dutch krul or ‘curled hair’, and meaning a winding river or stream. The…

Crowle at War Part 1. A schoolboys memories. – submitted by Bill Goldthorp

Crowle at War. A Schoolboy’s Memories – Part 1 By Bill (once known as Billy) Goldthorp. Background. My mother’s forebears, Tills, Everetts, Oates, etc. had been farmers in the Isle of Axholme for generations. For ten years prior to marriage Doris had been the primary school teacher at Eastoft. Boltgate my grandfather’s farm was a…

Crowle Stone

The Crowle Stone, originally carved as a cross shaft, is now located to the rear of the nave in the local parish church of St Oswald. Until 1919 it was used as a lintel over the West Door. The preservation of the stone is almost certainly as a result of the Norman masons reusing it…