St Oswald's Church, Crowle

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St Oswalds Church, Crowle St. Oswalds Church in Crowle has aspects dating from the 12th century. Additions and alterations can be seen through the 13th century chancel arch, 14th and 15th century nave south windows and the 15th and 16th century arch to the north chapel. The church also underwent restorations in 1884 by A.S.…

Information board at Amcotts

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Amcotts Moor Shoe In 1747 Amcotts villager John Tate made a discovery whilst out digging for peat. As he dug down, he cut the toe off a left shoe from a female body which had been preserved within the peat. News of this discovery soon reached local antiquary George Stovin from Hirst Priory in Belton.…

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The Isle of Axholme was at one time famous for growing celery. During the nineteenth century it would have been transported across the country by rail. Much of it travelled along the Isle of Axholme Joint Railway line. In 1927 7000 bundles of celery left Epworth station in just three days. We can see them…

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  Riveting work on the eastern bank of the River Trent at Owston Ferry looking north on 28th March 1935. The riverbank needed constant attention to prevent erosion and to allow ships to get close to the shore. Throughout the 1800’s Steam Packets ran daily along the River Trent from Gainsborough to Hull. They transported…

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  The Swing Bridge on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal at Crowle. Circa 1900, Humber Keels can be seen passing through and the railway station is on the left. This canal connected the River Don Navigation at Bramwith to the River Trent at Keadby. The idea of a canal connecting these two rivers was first…

This is the 30-foot-high Temple Belwood Obelisk.

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Temple Belwood Obelisk This is the 30-foot-high Temple Belwood Obelisk. Erected in 1787 by William Johnson as a monument to his favourite horse. Local stories state that whilst out hunting one day William’s horse fell and broke its leg. It had to be destroyed. William was so upset at this he personally shot his two…

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  Workshop interior; at the west end of a warehouse of Crooked Billet Inn, Silver Street, Owston Ferry. Each village on the Isle contained many different trades. In 1905 Kelly’s Directory lists farmers, butchers, grocers, wheelwrights, boot makers, tailors, confectioners, dress makers and beer retailers as living in Owston Ferry. This would mean as a…

Kinaird Castle, also known as Owston Ferry Castle was located in Owston Ferry.

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Kinard Castle Kinaird Castle, also known as Owston Ferry Castle was located in Owston Ferry. Prior to the region being drained and the rivers being diverted, the site of this motte and bailey castle would have been very close to the River Don and Trent. It is believed to have been built by Geoffrey de…

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Wilf Rogers outside his saddlers shop in Epworth circa 1910. During this time there were many trades within Epworth. We can see from written sources such as Kelly’s Directory that within the village were farmers, tailors, butchers, coach builders, veterinary surgeons, bricklayers, green grocers and photographers to name but a few. Each village on the…

Bog Monster Workshop

Join #IoAHC and local author Addy for this Bog Monster workshop. Great activity to learn about Crowle Moors, get creative in writing a poem, draw or construct a bog monster. We would also love to see all your creations, be it written, drawn or constructed. Drop us a picture via Facebook or email https://www.facebook.com/IoAHC landscapepartnership@northlincs.gov.uk