North Lincolnshire facts for kids
|Borough of North Lincolnshire|
|Unitary Authority and Borough|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|• Total||326.8 sq mi (846.3 km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||00FD (ONS)
North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. The population of the Unitary Authority at the 2011 census was 167,446. For ceremonial purposes it is part of Lincolnshire. There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber.
North Lincolnshire was formed following the abolition in 1996 of Humberside County Council, on 1 April 1996 four unitary authorities replaced Humberside, these being North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire on the southbank of the river Humber and Hull and East Riding on the northbank.
During the preceding year, shadow authorities had been operating overseeing the transfer of services, buildings, vehicles, employees and political power to the new authorities.
It is also home to the Haxey Hood, which is a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January in the afternoon and is a kind of large rugby football scrum where a leather tube (called the "hood") is pushed to one of four pubs, where it remains until next year's game.
In 2015, North Lincolnshire Council began discussions with the other nine authorities in the Greater Lincolnshire area as part of a devolution bid. If successful this would see greater powers over education, transport, health, crime and social care being devolved from central government.
The 846 km2 (327 sq mi) council area lies on the south side of the Humber estuary and consists mainly of agricultural land, including land on either side of the River Trent. It borders onto North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The council's administrative base is at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe.
History of area
Before the creation of Humberside in 1974, it was part of Lincolnshire, becoming North Lincolnshire only in 1996, on the abolition of Humberside. Until 1 April 1996, the area had been part of Humberside. The district was formed by a merger of the boroughs of Glanford and Scunthorpe, and southern Boothferry.
Towns and villages
- Alkborough, Althorpe, Amcotts, Appleby
- Barrow Haven, Barrow upon Humber, Barnetby-Le-Wold, Barton on Humber, Belton, Beltoft, Bonby, Bottesford, Brigg, Broughton, Burringham, Burton upon Stather
- Cadney, Coleby, Crowle, Croxton
- Ealand, East Butterwick, East Halton, Eastoft, Elsham, Epworth, Epworth Turbary
- Flixborough, Fockerby, Ferriby Sluice
- Gainsthorpe, Garthorpe, Goxhill, Grasby, Gunness
- Haxey, Hibaldstow, Howsham
- Keadby, Kingsforth, Kirmington, Kirton in Lindsey
- Manton, Melton Ross, Messingham, Mill Place
- New Holland, North Killingholme
- Owston Ferry
- Redbourne, Roxby
- Sandtoft, Santon, Saxby All Saints, Scawby with Sturton, Scunthorpe, Scotter, South End, South Killingholme, South Ferriby
- Thornton Curtis
- Ulceby, Ulceby Skitter
- Walcot, Westwoodside, West Butterwick, West Halton, Whitton, Winteringham, Winterton, Wootton, Worlaby, Wrawby, Wressle
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