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A Potted History of the Parish

“The Avenue” - a view of the approach road to Burton upon Stather. Sadly, the trees have been felled because of disease, and it will be many years before the Avenue looks quite the same, if ever!

The Parish has quite a varied history. The following list some of the highlights:

Year

Activity

1160

St Andrew’s church built

1230

St Andrew’s church improved by the building of the stone square tower.

1315

The Earl of Lancaster granted  a weekly market and two annual fairs at Burton upon Stather

1350

The third period of construction of St Andrew’s church.
Stocks were built to “punish unruly artisans”. At the south end of Burton upon Stather is Stocks Hill – thereby telling its own tale.

1643

Burton was occupied by the Royalists to protect any water borne attack on Gainsborough. Parliament decided to take action and a force left Hull with 1000 horse and foot, which landed near Burton, while several small vessels armed with cannon, advanced up the Trent and attacked the Royalist forces at Burton. The combined land and river attack overwhelmed the Royalists and the commander was obliged to surrender.

1746

A new roof was placed on the tower of St Andrew’s church

1770

As a result of the bursting of the flood banks, all the low lands adjacent to Burton were flooded. The flood extended from Torksey to the lower parts of Lincoln.

1777

A severe explosion took place on board a vessel laden with gunpowder, and much damage was done.

1788

Shipyard opens

1820

Sir Robert Sheffield , Fourth Baronet built Normanby Hall

1904

Alterations to Normanby Hall

1914

Normanby Hall used as a convalescent home for 1,248 war veterans

1906

Light railway built between Scunthorpe and Winterton

1910

Lysaght’s Mill built – population of Burton upon Stather starts to increase.

1963

Normanby Park leased to Scunthorpe Borough Council

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Population Figures for Burton upon Stather, Normanby and Thealby

1801

1826

1842

1863

1871

1881

1901

1921

1931

1951

1971

1981

1991

Year

Pop

1801

482

1826

768

1842

779

1863

983

1871

1099

1881

971

1901

820

1921

1214

1931

1248

1951

1387

1971

2212

1981

2542

1991

2719

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