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All Saints' Church, Winteringham
Winteringham is located in Lincolnshire
 Winteringham shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference SE931221
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  SSE
District North Lincolnshire
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DN15
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole

Winteringham is a village in North Lincolnshire, England, and on the south bank of the Humber Estuary. Its population recorded in the 2001 Census was 989.

The Romans had a settlement here probably called Ad Abum.[1] The Roman road Ermine Street from London and Lincoln to the south crossed the Humber here by way of a ferry or ford to Brough, and from there continued to York. The pre-Roman ridge way also resumed here, called Yarlesgate or Earlsgate, on its route south and south-west towards the Midlands and South West England.[1]

The village, and its neighbour Winterton to the south, were possibly named after the first King of Lindsey - Wintra - though there are several other theories. By the time of Domesday it was a prosperous place with three mills, a fishery and a ferry.

In the 19th century there were two maltkilns, a mill, boatyard, brewery, brickyards and by 1907, the North Lindsey Light Railway.

The former Michelin Star Winteringham Fields restaurant is situated near the centre of the village, owned by Great British Menu 2012 winning chef Colin McGurran.[2] There are two public houses, the Ferry Boat and the Bay Horse at West End. In High Burgage is a corner shop and a post office. In Low Burgage is the local Methodist Chapel, on a road which leads to Winteringham Haven. On Market Hill, off High Burgage, is the local primary school (Winteringham Primary School), on School Road.

Winteringham is also approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) from a wildfowl refuge on the River Humber while also being approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Winteringham Haven Wildlife Reserve.

Henry Kirke White, the Nottingham poet to whom are attributed the words of the hymn "Oft in danger Oft in woe", was educated at the rectory in 1804-05.



  • Russell, Rex C.; A History of a Village - Winteringham 1761-1871, Winteringham Local History Group (1980); updated and revised 1999 by Richard Clarke
  • Winteringham 1650-1760, Winteringham WEA Branch (1984), edited by David Neave
  • A Browse Around Winteringham, Winteringham WEA Branch (1990). ISBN 0-9516809-0-0
  • Winteringham a Further Browse, Winteringham WEA Branch (1991)