Burton upon Stather

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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
Location within Lincolnshire
Population2,753 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSE875175
• London150 mi (240 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townScunthorpe
Postcode districtDN15
Dialling code01724
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°38′58″N 0°41′05″W / 53.64941°N 0.68485°W / 53.64941; -0.68485Coordinates: 53°38′58″N 0°41′05″W / 53.64941°N 0.68485°W / 53.64941; -0.68485

Burton upon Stather, also hyphenated as Burton-upon-Stather,[1] is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. The village is situated 5 miles (8 km) north from Scunthorpe, 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,[2] increasing slightly to 2,753 at the 2011 census.[3]


The term Stather is of Danish origin and implies a landing-stage.[citation needed]

Up to 1914, the river landing was used as a calling place by steamers between Gainsborough and Hull.[4]

A large slipway of concrete and wood to the north of Burton 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 the old Tank Ramp on the River Trent.[6][7]


The Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.[8] It was initially built in 1160, and had a tower added in 1230.[9] 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 cannonball from the Battle of Solebay, and many monuments of the Sheffield family.[4]

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]

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


  1. ^ "Burton-upon-Stather Primary School". Burton-upon-Stather Primary School. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts: North Lincolnshire", Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 September 2009
  3. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 87, 88; Methuen & Co. Ltd
  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
  8. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Lawrence (1103747)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  9. ^ "A Potted History of the Parish" Archived 30 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Burton upon Stather parish website. Retrieved 5 July 2011

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