Crowland

Crowland

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 major sites of historical interest. One is the unique fourteenth Century three-sided bridge, Trinity Bridge, which stands at its central point, which used to be the confluence of three streams, the other is its ruined mediaeval Croyland Abbey, founded by Saint Guthlac in the eighth century. The Croyland Chronicle, an important source for medieval historians, is believed to be the work of some of the monastery's inhabitants.

From 1894 the parish, being the only part of the Peterborough Rural Sanitary District in Lincolnshire, formed the Crowland Rural District on its own. This was merged into Spalding Rural District under a County Review Order in the 1930s. It now forms part of the South Holland district.

The town boasts two schools (primary and secondary), the latter named after the abbey's founder.

In addition the town boasts 4 public houses and a tea room within easy walking distance of the town centre and a further public house almost by the side of the River Welland which runs just outside of town. The town also boasts the largest Wyevale garden centre in the country.

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