Category: Churches

October 4, 2016

Baptist Church

The Baptist community within Crowle is reputed to date back to 1599, making it one of the oldest Baptist congregations in the country. The current Chapel and attached school room were constructed in 1879 on the site of an earlier chapel, dating to the 1820s. This rebuilding coincided with the peak in Crowle’s prosperity. The building remained unaltered in footprint until some point after the […]

October 4, 2016

Quaker Burial Ground

There was a Quaker burial ground just off Brewery Road. Its location is shown on the 1738 manorial plan. It would appear that it dates to 1697 when Thomas Wrestle of Winteringham surrended a plot of land, 20 yards square, to Thomas Wrestle, Junior, of Belton, Joseph Berrier and Robert Coakes for a Quaker burial ground. This had been a piece of common pasture and […]

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 […]

December 27, 2015

Solomon Ashburn – Rector of Crowle

John Wesley preached in Crowle on a number of occasions. He visited the tomb of a former rector on a couple of times. Wed 18 July 1770 About noon I preached at Crowle. This is the place the former Rector of which contemporary with my father ordered those words to be inscribed upon his tomb stone Here Lies the body of SOLOMON ASHBURN FORTY YEARS […]

March 27, 2015

Bourne Chapel – Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cross Street

The chapel and schoolroom were opened in 1862 an replaced an earlier chapel, set up in 1830, that had been located on Chapel Street. The chapel was in the following circuits at the dates indicated: Scotter Primitive Methodist Circuit 1830-1847 [Brigg Primitive Methodist Circuit 1831-1835] Epworth Primitive Methodist Circuit 1847-1877 Crowle Primitive Methodist Circuit 1877-1932 Crowle Methodist Circuit 1932-1948 Epworth and Crowle Methodist Circuit 1948-1965 […]

February 15, 2014

Coat of Arms in window at the back of the church.

Coat of Arms of Sydney William Herbert Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers (1825–1900). This is in a window at the back of the Church. The left hand side (dexter) of the crest is the Pierrepoint Family coat of arms and the right hand side (sinister) will be that of his wife, Georgine Jane Elizabeth Fanny de Franquetot, second daughter of Gustave, Duc de Coigny. Her coat of […]

February 18, 2012


Church of England St. Oswald’s C of E Church Crowle Church St, Crowle, North Lincolnshire DN17 4LE More Details Roman Catholic St. Norbert’s Catholic Church The Priory 37, Fieldside Crowle North Lincolnshire DN17 4HL Tel: 01724 710260 Website:   Methodist Fieldside Crowle North Lincolnshire Tel: 01724 710311

January 1, 1970

St Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church

Church website: The catholic chuch dedicated to St Norbert and the blessed sacrement was built in 1872 by M. E. Hadfield & Son. Between 1872 and 1983 there was also a Priory attached to the church. It was staffed by confreres from Tongerlo Abbey, Belgium. Catholic Life Flourished (From an article in the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, Special Edition, 2 November 1999. by Frank Sykes) The […]