Crowle is an Ancient Parish mostly in Lincolnshire and partly in Yorkshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Riding: West Riding

Parish church: St. Oswald

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Crowle

  • Adlingfleet
  • Goole
  • Thorne
  • Swinefleet
  • Althorpe with Keadby
  • Belton
  • Eastoft
  • Epworth
  • Hatfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CROWLE, a small town, a township, a parish, and a sub-district in the district of Thorne, and county of Lincoln. The town stands on the old river Don, adjacent to the Stainforth and Keadby canal, the Doncaster and Keadby railway, and the boundary with Yorkshire, 6¾ miles E by S of Thorne; has a station on the railway and a post office under Bawtry; is a seat of petty sessions; was formerly a market-town; and now has fairs on every alternate Monday from March till May, on the last Monday of May, and on 22 Nov. The township includes also Ealand; and bears the name of Crowle-with-Ealand. Real property, £13,575. Pop., 2,648. Houses, 633. The parish includes likewise the township of Eastoft. Acres, 7,350. Real property, £16,221. Pop., 3,182. Houses, 751. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £850. Patron, the Rev. W. Duncombe. The church is good; and there are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists. A school has £37 from endowment; and other charities £24. The sub-district includes also Althorpe parish. Acres, 12,810. Pop., 4,498. Houses, 994.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records – Lincolnshire

FamilySearch Historical Records – Yorkshire

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


Baptist Church – Crowle : monumental and memorial inscriptions Author: Garner, Stephen R.


Census returns for Crowle, 1841-1891

Church history

Know your parish church : Crowle Author: Ramery, Don

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Crowle, 1598-1841 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowle (Lincolnshire)

Brace’s transcripts, 1598-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowle (Lincolnshire)

Church records for Bourne’s Chapel, Crowle, 1927-1964 Author: Bourne’s Chapel (Crowle, Lincolnshire : Primitive Methodist)

Church records, 1598-1622 Author: Baptist Church (Lincolnshire)

Church registers, 1939-1942 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Church (Fieldside, Crowle, Lincolnshire)

Crowle church wardens accounts 1790-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowle (Lincolnshire)

Parish register extracts for the parish church of Crowle (Lincoln), 1561-1804 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowle (Lincolnshire)

Parish registers for Crowle, 1561-1973 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowle (Lincolnshire)

Record of members, 1845-1861 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Crowle Branch (Lincolnshire)

Computer printout of Crowle, Lincs., Eng

Voting registers

Register of persons entitled to vote … within the Thorne Polling district

Lincolnshire Archives & Family History Groups

Lincolnshire Archives

North East Lincolnshire Archives


England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990

Lincolnshire Marriages

North Lincs Gravestone Photos

Lincolnshire Cemetery Records

Lincolnshire Gravestone Photos

Lincolnshire Convicts Database

Gazetter & Directory of Lincolnshire

Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1909

Genuki Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire RAF History

Lincolnshire Roll of Honour

Lincolnshire War Graves

Lincolnshire Police Roll of Honour

Lost Pubs of Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Will Abstracts

Lincoln Wills 1505-1530

Boston Workhouse

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Grantham Workhouse

Grimsby Workhouse

Lincoln Workhouse

Spalding Workhouse

Stamford Workhouse

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
  • Civil Registration District: Thorne
  • Probate Court: Pre-1834 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Stow, Post-1833 – Court of the Bishop of Lincoln (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lincoln
  • Rural Deanery: Manlake
  • Poor Law Union: Thorne
  • Hundred: Manley
  • Province: Yorkshire: York; Lincolnshire: Canterbury

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