All Saints Church, Winterton
Winterton shown within Lincolnshire
|Population||4,899 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||150 mi (240 km) SSE|
|Unitary authority||North Lincolnshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Brigg and Goole|
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. 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.
||This section possibly contains original research. (April 2012)|
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.
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.
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.
- Wallace Sargent – Former director of the Palomar Observatory, he is one of the world's foremost astronomers and a leading academic at the California Institute of Technology. Born in nearby Elsham, he attended school at Winterton
- Neville Tong – cyclist
- William Fowler – (1761–1832); artist, architect and builder
Winterton has been twinned with:
- Media related to Winterton at Wikimedia Commons
- Winterton Town Council
- Winterton Rangers Football Club