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Winterton, Lincolnshire


All Saints Church, Winterton
Winterton is located in Lincolnshire
 Winterton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 4,899 (2011 census)
OS grid reference
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  SSE
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Scunthorpe
Postcode district DN15
Dialling code 01724
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
List of places

Winterton is a small town in North Lincolnshire, England, 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Scunthorpe. The 2011 census found 4,899 inhabitants, in 2,001 households.[1] Major north-south/east-west streets of Winterton are Market Street and Northlands Road. Winterton is near to the banks of the Humber and is 8 miles (13 km) south-west of the Humber Bridge which can be seen from many parts of the town.


  • History 1
  • Toponomy 2
  • Notable people 3
  • Twinning 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Winterton Marketplace

Winterton has a history going back to Roman times and several large mosaic floors and other Roman remains have been found there.[2]

In October 1968, during road-widening works on the A1077, workers found a massive stone coffin containing a skeleton later identified as being that of a young woman aged between 20 and 25 years of age, who stood 5'3" (1.6 m) tall. She was of high status, as evidenced by the high quality of the coffin made from a single block of limestone and she was also found to be laid on a sheet of lead. Down the hill from this spot are the remains of one of the Winterton Roman villas, which is famous for its mosaic pavements where it is most likely she lived.[2]

Both Winterton and neighbouring Winteringham seem to contain mention of Winter or Wintra, the first of the kings of Lindsey with any pretence to an historical basis (after the mythological Woden). The position of the two settlements on the south bank of the Humber, close to the point where the main Roman road from the south reaches the river, may be significant, as it is the obvious point from where the settlement of Lindsey is likely to have originated.[3]


The village's name is thought to mean the ‘farmstead, the village or the estate of the Winteringas ', who were perhaps followers or dependants of someone called Winter or Wintra.[4] In the Domesday Book of 1086 the place is called variously Wintrintune, once; Wintrintone, four times; Wintritone, twice and Wintretune, once. [5]

Notable people


Winterton has been twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ 2011 Census
  2. ^ a b I. M. Stead (1966). 'Winterton Roman Villa: An Interim Report', The Antiquaries Journal, 46, pp.72-84. doi:10.1017/S0003581500062892.
  3. ^ J.N.L. Myres, The English Settlements (Oxford,1989), pp.176-7
  4. ^ K. Cameron, The Place Names of Lincolnshire, Vol 6, p.125)
  5. ^ ibid
  6. ^ Wallace Sargent's curriculum vitae
  7. ^ a b "Historical Nuggets", Retrieved 16 January 2012

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Winterton Town Council
  • Winterton Rangers Football Club
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