Crowle Lincolnshire & Yorkshire Family History Guide

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


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