Susworth

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Susworth
Jenny Wren Inn Susworth - geograph.org.uk - 65327.jpg
Inn at Susworth
Susworth is located in Lincolnshire
Susworth
Susworth
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceSE835021
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGAINSBOROUGH
Postcode districtDN17
Dialling code01724
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
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UK Parliament
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UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°30′34″N 0°44′28″W / 53.509346°N 0.741018°W / 53.509346; -0.741018Coordinates: 53°30′34″N 0°44′28″W / 53.509346°N 0.741018°W / 53.509346; -0.741018

Susworth is a hamlet in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is on the east bank of the River Trent, 3 miles (5 km) west from Scotter, in which civil parish it lies. The nearest large towns are Gainsborough, approximately 7 miles (11 km) to the south, and Scunthorpe 7 miles to the north-east.

This settlement documented as 'Susworth' was recorded c.1200, parts of which were considered associated with East Ferry.[1]

In the second half of the 18th century, before the establishment of the Methodist chapel, invited Wesleyan preachers, one of whom was John Wesley, used a private house in the hamlet.[2]

Susworth is recorded in the 1872 White's Directory as a hamlet of Scotter, others being Scotterthorpe and Cotehouses. There were six farmers in the hamlet, one of whom was also a blacksmith. There was the licensed victualler of the White Horse public house who was also a coal merchant, a further coal merchant, two shopkeepers, a joiner & wheelwright, a corn miller, a maltster, and a foreman maltster.[3]

In 1885 Susworth contained a Primitive Methodist chapel. Occupations included ten farmers, a shopkeeper, wheelwright, blacksmith, and the landlord of the White Horse public house.[4] By 1933 there were two Methodist chapels and a church reading room. The number of farmers had dropped to five, with one smallholder. A shop and the White Horse pub still existed.[5]

Susworth soldiers killed in the First World War received no memorial within the village; at least eleven Susworth men survived the war.[6]

The village contains a centre for civil marriages run by North Lincolnshire Council,[7] a riverside inn and a post box.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England. "Medieval settlement of Susworth (891658)". PastScape. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Obituary", The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine Volume 10 pp.203, 285 (1831). Retrieved 30 June 2014
  3. ^ White, William (1872), Whites Directory of Lincolnshire, pp.323-324
  4. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1885, pp. 615, 616
  5. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1933, pp. 473, 474
  6. ^ "Susworth Great War servicemen", Scotter Parish Council. Retrieved 30 June 2014
  7. ^ "Civil venues in North Lincolnshire", North Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 30 June 2014

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Susworth at Wikimedia Commons
  • "Scotter", Genuki.org.uk, includes Susworth. Retrieved 30 June 2014