History of the Area

West Halton is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) north-west from Winterton, approximately 7 miles (11 km) north from Scunthorpe, and 2 miles (3 km) south from the Humber Estuary. The parish contains part of Coleby, a hamlet south of the village.

In the 2001 Census the parish had a population of 331, increasing slightly to 340 at the 2011 census.

West Halton has existed from the Anglo Saxon period, and is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as “Haltone”. The name has been translated as “farmstead in a nook or corner of land”.

West Halton has a central village green. There is a public house, the Butchers Arms, and a village hall which has served as a part-time post office since the village post office closed. There are no shops in the village. The church is dedicated to St Etheldreda; it was built in 1695 as a replacement for an earlier building destroyed by fire in 1692.

Military History

In the churchyard at St. Ethelreda’s Church there is a monument to one man from World War I and a second monument to another from World War II.