West Halton

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For the village in North Yorkshire, see Halton West.
West Halton
The parish church of St.Etheldreda.JPG
The parish church of St Etheldreda, West Halton
West Halton is located in Lincolnshire
West Halton
West Halton
 West Halton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 340 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SE905210
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  S
Civil parish West Halton and Coleby
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN15
Dialling code 01724
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°40′40″N 0°37′52″W / 53.677777°N 0.631234°W / 53.677777; -0.631234

West Halton is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) north-west from Winterton,[1] approximately 7 miles (11 km) north from Scunthorpe, and 2 miles (3 km) south from the Humber Estuary. The parish contains part of Coleby, a hamlet south of the village.

In the 2001 Census the parish had a population of 331,[2] increasing slightly to 340 at the 2011 census.[3]

West Halton has existed from the Anglo Saxon period,[4] and is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Haltone". The name has been translated as "farmstead in a nook or corner of land".[5]

West Halton has a central village green.[6] There is a public house, the Butchers Arms, and a village hall which has served as a part-time post office since the village post office closed.[7] There are no shops in the village. The church is dedicated to St Etheldreda; it was built in 1695 as a replacement for an earlier building destroyed by fire in 1692.[5]

A public transport bus service is provided by Hornsby Travel, subsidised by North Lincolnshire Council. The now closed West Halton railway station was situated near the village. It was built in 1906 by the North Lindsey Light Railway.

West Halton
West Halton, North Lincolnshire


  1. ^ "West Halton Lincolnshire through time: Local history overview for the place". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth & others. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: West Halton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Willmott, Hugh. "Excavations at West Halton, Lincolnshire". University of Sheffield. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "West Halton Local History Pack". North Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Map of West Halton" (PDF). North Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  7. ^ "Network Change Programme: Area Plan Proposal for East Yorkshire with Bassetlaw and North Lincolnshire" (PDF). Post Office Ltd. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 

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