Winterton, Lincolnshire

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All Saints Church, Winterton
Winterton is located in Lincolnshire
 Winterton shown within Lincolnshire
Population 4,899 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SE926185
   – 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
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Coordinates: 53°39′18″N 0°35′52″W / 53.6549°N 0.5979°W / 53.6549; -0.5979

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.


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]

The late Professor Cameron (in The Place Names of Lincolnshire, Vol 6, p125) thought the village's name meant the farmstead, the village or the estate of the 'Winteringas', who were perhaps followers of someone called Winter or Wintra. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is called variously "Wintrintune", once; "Wintrintone", four times; "Wintritone", twice and "Wintretune", once.[citation needed]

After the conventional Woden, Winta heads the list of the kings of Lindsey. It seems fairly clear[according to whom?] that Winteringham, which lies where the limestone upland of Lindsey comes close to the waters of the Humber, was the landing place of the dominant group of Anglish settlers in the 5th century. The mouth of the valley of the Winterton Beck is now silted but the small harbour of Winteringham Haven still exists. Winterton, further inland along the limestone ridge, would be a secondary site to which they expanded.[citation needed]

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  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. ^ Wallace Sargent's curriculum vitae
  4. ^ a b "Historical Nuggets", Retrieved 16 January 2012

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