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Borough of North Lincolnshire
Unitary authority and borough
North Lincolnshire UK locator map.svg
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Admin. HQ Scunthorpe
Government
 • Type North Lincolnshire Council
Area
 • Total 326.8 sq mi (846.3 km2)
Area rank 41st
 • Rank Ranked
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
DN
ONS code 00FD (ONS)
E06000013 (GSS)
Ethnicity 96.5% White
2.0% S. Asian
Website northlincs.gov.uk

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 167,446 in the 2011 census. There are six significant towns: Scunthorpe, Brigg, Haxey, Crowle, Epworth and Barton-upon-Humber.

North Lincolnshire was formed following the abolition of Humberside County Council in 1996, when four unitary authorities replaced it, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, and the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank.

It is home to the Haxey Hood, a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January, a large football scrum where a leather tube (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.

Location

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
  • Dragonby
  • 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
  • Yaddlethorpe

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Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of North and North East Lincolnshire at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. 2004 onwards published (pp. 139) in 2007

Year Regional Gross Value Added Agriculture Industry Services
1995 3,512 82 1,701 1,729
2000 3,861 60 1,805 1,997
2003 4,569 62 1,896 2,611
2004 4,838
2005 4,941
2006 5,126
2007 5,494

Eastern Airways has its head office in the Schiphol House on the grounds of Humberside Airport in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire. Scunthorpe is the home of the Tata owned Appleby-Frodingham steel plant, one of the largest and most successful plants in Europe. Port operations, green energy, logistics, agriculture and food processing are important elements of the areas employment profile.

Education

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