The History of the Isle

As Far Back As 1086

Reproduced with kind permission

This region of North Lincolnshire can trace it's earliest mention as far back as The Domesday Book of 1086.


Throughout history, many people have made significant impacts on The Isle.  These include the noted Knights Templar of Balsall and their monastic institution at Temple Bellwood established by King Stephen in 1144.


When King Charles 1 authorised the Dutchman Cornelius Vermuyden to carry our land drainage work in 1626, the familiar structure of The Isle was created.   This gave rise to the rich arable land that The Isle is renowned for.


We hope the you enjoy the images on this site - which are all taken of the provocative area. 

(from - The History and Topography of The Isle of Axholme - published 1839)


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