All Saints' Church, Winteringham
Winteringham shown within Lincolnshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||155 mi (249 km) SSE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Brigg and Goole|
The Romans had a settlement here probably called Ad Abum. 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.
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.
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. 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.
- ^ a b Andrew, William. The History of Winterton and the Adjoining Villages. p. 84. ISBN 1-141-58005-5. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
- ^ http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.co.uk/articles/8/6/2012/344005/great-british-menu-winners-announced.htm
- 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)