Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Crowland, or Croyland, an ancient town at the confluence of the river Welland and Catwater Drain in Lincolnshire, 8 miles from Peterborough. The bridge connecting the principal streets is one of the most remarkable specimens of Saxon architecture. A famous abbey was founded here in 714 on the site of an earlier hermitage. It was twice burnt by the Danes and twice restored, the ruins existing at the present day. The historian Ingulphus was one of its abbots.