Burton upon Stather

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Coordinates: 53°38′58″N 0°41′05″W / 53.64941°N 0.68485°W / 53.64941; -0.68485

Burton-upon-Stather
St. Andrew's, Burton-Upon-Stather - geograph.org.uk - 139582.jpg
Church of St Andrew, Burton upon Stather
Burton-upon-Stather is located in Lincolnshire
Burton-upon-Stather
Burton-upon-Stather
 Burton-upon-Stather shown within Lincolnshire
Population 2,737 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SE875175
    - London 150 mi (240 km)  S
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
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Burton-upon-Stather is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. The village lies 5 miles (8 km) north from Scunthorpe, 5 miles north-west from Frodingham, and is near the east bank of the River Trent. The civil parish consists of Burton-upon-Stather and the hamlets of Normanby and Thealby; its population at 2001 was 2,737.[1]

The term Stather is of Danish origin and implies a landing-stage. Up to 1914, the river landing was used as a calling place by steamers between Gainsborough and Hull.[2]

Church[edit]

Burton-upon-Stather Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.[3] It was initially built in 1160, and had a tower added in 1230.[4] The church was restored and altered in 1865, and restored again in 1889; remaining features are Perpendicular. There are monuments saved and removed from Owston resited within the church: an effigy of a knight with sword brought from Boston, a cannon ball from the Battle of Solebay, and many monuments of the Sheffield family.[2]

Burton upon Stather Heritage Group[edit]

A large slipway of concrete and wood to the north of Burton upon Stather was built in 1944 by the 79th Armoured Division (United Kingdom). It was used for testing and training with amphibious Duplex Drive tanks during the Second World War.[5]

In 2009 a voluntary group was set up to protect, restore and provide access to[6] the old Tank Ramp on the River Trent.[7] The group meets regularly at the Ferry House Inn, a pub near the site of the ramp.

Burton Playing Fields Association[edit]

Burton Playing Fields is a section of land on the outskirts of the village, with facilities including a children's play area, a basketball court, various sports fields and a pavilion. It is also used for training and play by various local football teams.[citation needed]

Wind Turbines[edit]

The village received press attention over the issue of whether or not to have wind turbines built locally.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts: North Lincolnshire", Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 September 2009
  2. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 87, 88; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Lawrence (1103747)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2011 .
  4. ^ "A Potted History of the Parish", Burton upon Stather parish website. Retrieved 5 July 2011
  5. ^ Fletcher, David (2006). Swimming Shermans: Sherman DD amphibious tank of World War II (New Vanguard). Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-983-5
  6. ^ Burton upon Stather Heritage Group website
  7. ^ 53°39′36″N 0°41′26″W / 53.660036°N 0.690476°W / 53.660036; -0.690476 (Burton Tank Ramp) GeoHack - Burton Tank Ramp

External links[edit]

Media related to Burton upon Stather at Wikimedia Commons