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Crowland, Lincolnshire

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Crowland, Lincolnshire

Crowland (modern usage) or Croyland (medieval era name and the one still in ecclesiastical use) is a small town in south Lincolnshire, England, positioned between Peterborough and Spalding, with two sites of historical interest.
DistrictSouth Holland
Post townPETERBOROUGH
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF2410
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01733 21xxxx
Population3,607 Parish)
 

Other names by which Crowland, Lincolnshire has been known in the past

Crouland ~ Croyland

Crowland, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Crowland, or Croyland, market town and par., S. Lincolnshire, on border of co., 8 miles NE. of Peterborough and 78 miles N. of London, 12,780 ac., pop. 2929; P.p., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday; is situated in the Fens, at the confluence of river Welland and Catwater drain. At their junction is a curious triangular bridge, supposed to be as old as the time of Edward II. C. owes its origin to a hermitage founded in the 7th century. Of its abbey, founded 714 and rebuilt 1112, part is still used as the parish church. Ingulphus (1030-1109), the chronicler, was abbot. Three fairs are held annually.

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