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Scunthorpe - Local History


Place-Name

The Location -   Situated in the Heart of North Lincolnshire.
The Doomsday Book (1086) referred to the village as "Escumetorp"

Other names - for the village include
Scumetorp, Scummptorp, Scumthorp.

The name - can be translated to "Skuma's secondary settlement" , named in relation to Frodingham.

Population History
Date
Population
1801
169
1811
174
1821
210
1831
240
1841
289
1851
303
1861
368
1871
710
1881
2126
1891
3481
1901
6750
1911
19360
1921
27359
1931
33761
1951
54255
1961
67324
1971
70907
1981
66609
1991
60642

From 1911 onwards - figures include those for Ashby, Brumby, Crosby and Frodingham.
Museums
North Lincolnshire Museum
Scunthorpe Tel: 01724 843533

Closed Mondays & 25,26th December & 1st January
Open Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tues-Sat & BH 10:00am - 4:00pm
(Last Admission 3:30pm)

Normanby Hall Museum
Normanby Tel: 01724 720588
Open Daily April - September 1:00pm - 5:00pm


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