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   History of North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire has a unique history due to the River Humber which borders the North, its location & its diverse geology & topography. North Lincolnshire is an area of natural beauty and is scattered with historic towns & villages. According to the Domesday Survey, Barton-upon-Humber was a more important port than Grimsby & predates Hull by centuries. Brigg owes its origins to the bridge over the River Ancholme & an annual fair which was established by the Royal Charter from King John in 1205.

   What's in a Name -  Place-Names of North Lincolnshire
Many North Lincolnshire place-names originate from the colonisation by the Anglo-Saxons. Old English place-name elements are evident in many of the towns & villages across the county such as:- burh, cot, ham, tun, wic, worth. There is a large number of Danish place-names across North Lincolnshire derived from by & thorp which were recorded in the Domesday book.


   Place-Name Origins - North Lincolnshire's Towns & Villages
Find out the origins of the Place-names of the Towns & Villages in North Lincolnshire.


There is a wealth of information about the Local History in the Local Libraries across the county. Alternatively, a very good source of information is online at the North Lincolnshire Council Website under the Local History Section.


Lincolnshire has a number of Museums to visit.

Life in Licolnshire is Captured in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
Farming Museum (Normanby Park).

Baysgarth House Museum.



To Purchase Books Please Click Here.

A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Placenames
- Kenneth Cameron.
Railways of North Lincolnshire - C.T. Goode.
North Lincolnshire: a Pictorial History - Kevin Leahy, David Williams
Aspects of North Lincolnshire: Discovering Local History - Jenny Walton (Editor)
Excavations at Winterton Roman Villa & Other Roman Sites in North Lincolnshire, 1958-67
   Local History Groups & Organisations
There are many Local History Groups across the region. If you know of one please let know so we can build up a Directory of Groups. Thank You.

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