Windsor

Windsor is a small hamlet within Crowle, just off Windsor Lane.

It is the derivation for the names of Windsor Road, Windsor Crescent and Windsor Lane itself.

Before the construction of the houses on Windsor Road it was quite a distinct settlement from Crowle itself.

 

The small hamlet of Windsor is within the plot of land numbered 219 in the 1822 Enclosures Act Award Plan . This plot was awarded to Johnathan Sayles. In the Manorial Plan of 1738 the area is just part of  Godnow Common.

Windsor is depicted on the plans for a couple of railways that were not built; The Goole, Keadby and Haxey Junction Railway, 1865 and the Axholme & Marshland Railway 1866.

 

1865

Windsor, Crowle, 1865

 

List of owners and occupiers of affected land.

Number on Plan Description on Property Owners or reputed owners Occupiers
89 Public Highway The Local Board for the Parish of Crowle
90 Arable Field Sarah Oxtoby George Oxtoby
Thomas Oxtoby
91 Two dwellinghouses Gardens and outbuildings George Fowler George Fowler
John Brown
92 Two Cottages, garden and Outbuildings George Fowler Thomas Smith
Joseph Fowler
93  Occupation Road Richard Birtwistle
George Hanson
William Jarvis
Edward Jarvis
George Jarvis
Richard Birtwistle
George Hanson
William Jarvis
George Jarvis
James Slack
94 Cottage or dwellinghouse garden field and outbuildings George Jarvis James Slack
95 Two dwellinghouses Barn stackyards gardens and Outbuildings Richard Birtwistle Richard Birtwistle
96 Cottage garden and Outbuildings Edward Jarvis Edward Jarvis
97 Cottage gardens and Outbuildings William Jarvis William Jarvis
98 Dwellinghouse stackyard, sheds and outbuildings George Hanson George Hanson
99 Field George Hanson George Hanson
100 Field and partly built cottages John Holgate John Holgate

 

100 on the plan is not strictly in Windsor but was accessed from Windsor Road, then known as Commonside. This property was known as Peat Moss Villa and was a large terrace of simple houses – more information can be found here on the Crowle Community Forum

 

 

List of owners and occupiers of affected land.1866

Windsor, Crowle, 1866

List of owners and occupiers of affected land.

Number on Plan Description on Property Owners or reputed owners Occupiers
89 Public Highway The Local Board for the Parish of Crowle
90 Arable Field Sarah Oxtoby George Oxtoby
Thomas Oxtoby
91 House, Yard, Garden and Outbuildings George Fowler George Fowler
John Brown
92 Cottages, Yard and Outbuildings George Fowler Thomas Kitching
Joseph Fowler
93  Occupation Road George Fowler
George Jarvis
Richard Birtwistle
Richard Jarvis
William Jarvis
George Hanson
George Fowler
John Brown
Thomas Kitching
Joseph Fowler
James Slack
George Jarvis
Richard Birtwistle
Edward Jarvis
William Jarvis
George Hanson
94 House, Yard, Garden, Arable Land and Outbuildings George Jarvis George Jarvis
James Slack
95 House, Cottages, Yards, Gardens, Arable Land and Outbuildings Richard Birtwistle In Hand
96 House, Yard, Arable Land, Garden and Outbuildings Edward Jarvis In Hand
97 House, Yard, Arable Land Garden and Outbuildings William Jarvis In Hand
98 House, Yard, Garden and Outbuildings George Hanson In Hand
99 Arable Field George Hanson In Hand
100 Arable Field John Holgate In Hand
100 a-n Cottage in course of construction, and Yard John Holgate In Hand
100 o Cottage and Yard John Holgate Mary Serjeantson
100 p Cottage and Yard John Holgate John Thornhill
100 q Cottage and Yard John Holgate Unoccupied
100 r Cottage and Yard John Holgate William Pigott
100 s Cottage in course of construction, and Yard John Holgate In Hand
100 t Cottage and Yard John Holgate Thomas Tune
100 u Cottage and Yard John Holgate John Hudson
100 v Cottage and Pigstye John Holgate Robert Temperton
100 w House, Stable and Outbuildings John Holgate In Hand
100 x Cottage John Holgate William Hidgson
100 y Cottage John Holgate Unoccupied
100 z Cottage and Pigstye John Holgate William Coy

 

2 Responses

  1. john draycott
    john draycott at · · Reply

    Hello Angus
    Thank you for such an informative site. We have recently moved into the village and would love your help in tracing the history of our house, Clifton House, on Windsor Road.
    There is a plaque dating it to 1902 but the deeds seem to take it back to the early 1800s.
    John Chester who was landlord of at least two public houses in the area either side of 1900 bought it with his wife Charlotte in 1901.
    Would you have any information on him or the house and in particular why it was named Clifton House.

    1. angus
      angus at · · Reply

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I like pulling together house histories – it can be an interesting challenge. It would be useful to see the deed that you have as they will provide a good start to pulling together the history. I’m guessing that if the deeds date back to the early 1800’s then it is likely that the land your house is built on was enclosed by the Crowle enclosure act which was enacted in 1823. Windsor road tends to be referred to on 19th-century maps as Common Side (which of curse today we think of as being between Cross Street and Newbigg).
      I am intending to have a house history theme for our April Heritage Society meeting so perhaps we could use your house as one example.

      There appear to be 2 John Chesters in the trade directories;
      Year sort downsort up Classification sort downsort up Entry Directory
      1856 Crowle Directory Chester John Whites Gazeteer & Directory of Lincolnshire
      1861 Commercial Chester John, farmer, Ealand Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire
      1868 Commercial Chester John, farmer, Ealand Post Office Directory of Lincolnshire
      1872 Crowle Directory Chester John, farmer, Ealand Whites History, Gazeteer & Directory of Lincolnshire
      1872 FARMERS. Chester John, Ealand Whites History, Gazeteer & Directory of Lincolnshire
      1882 Chester John, farmer, Ealand Whites Gazeteer & Directory of Lincolnshire
      1882 Chester John jun. beerhouse, High street Whites Gazeteer & Directory of Lincolnshire
      1885 COMMERCIAL. Chester John, farmer, Ealand Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire
      1889 commercial. Chester Jn. jun. beer retailer, High st Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire
      1889 commercial. Chester John, farmer, Ealand Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire
      1896 Commercial Chester John, farmer, Ealand Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire

      In 1881 – John Chester was Licensee of the Mason’s Arms – https://crowle.org/?p=1915 – he was still there in the 1891 Census.

      I know a Chester who still lives in Crowle – I wonder if he is related – I’ll ask.

      Angus

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