Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Crowland, or Croyland

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.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Crowland CP/AP       Lincolnshire AncC
Place names: CROWLAND     |     CROWLAND OR CROYLAND     |     CROYLAND
Place: Crowland

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