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including Barrow Haven

With a population of over 3000, this village has an Anglo Saxon and Roman history and once boasted castles from Danish and Norman times. Primarily rural, Barrow  developed with brick and basket making in the 19C but is now a mainly residential area. Protected by a Conservation Area, featuring Holy Trinity Church, a small shopping High Street and Market Place the village includes two pubs, a butcher of renown and historic Methodist Chapel. Its most famous resident was John Harrison who invented the navigational chronometer, the local primary school bearing his name in recognition. The small community of Barrow Haven has a still busy Old Ferry Wharf adjacent to its own railway halt. Nearby is the Haven Inn,a renowned residential pub/restaurant with a function room. 
Parish Council
: Mrs Cate Neal, 33 Old Crosby, Scunthorpe DN20 9NL
12 Councillors. Meetings 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1900 at the Methodist Chapel, High Street, Barrow-on-Humber. Notices are on the village notice board at the Post Office.

Bonby  This small ‘Low Village’ at the foot of the Wolds has a population of around 500 and is mainly residential. The Haymaker pub sells Real Ale and food, and there is a Post  Office/Store and Village Hall.
Parish Council: Acting Clerk Sarah Harriman.  6 Councillors. Meetings are on 1st Monday of the month at the Village Hall.


This rural diverse village of around 2000 population extends to the Humber Bank.  A dominating feature is a decommissioned airfield and at the end of Horsegatefield Road you can find a memorial to the US 8th Air Force partially stationed at the airfield in World War II.  Goxhill was mentioned in the Doomsday Book and its All Saints Church (access from King Street) dates from 15C (bell ringers –   ). Its rather extended centre includes a pub, the Brocklesby Hunt, and a few small shops. There is a significant number of small businesses in the village, details of which are often to be found in the community magazine, The Goxhill Gander, Trains on the Humberlinc line stop at the railway station historically associated with traffic to the Humber Ferry which discontinued crossings from New Holland when the Humber Bridge was opened. Residents enjoy a well used Memorial Hall and local children attend Goxhill Primary School  as well as  pre-school. 
Parish Council
: Clerk Mrs C Tooby, 4 St Michaels’s Court, Goxhill, DN19 7HF 01469 533971. 11 Council places. Meetings 1st Thursday of the month at the Parish Rooms, Howe Lane, Goxhill, DN19 7HS.


This very small agricultural/residential ‘Low Village’ between the Wolds and the River Ancholme is also mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Features of interest are the  Knights Templars St Maurice Parish Church with a 13C bell tower and early suspension Bridge across the River Ancholme, designed by Sir John Rennie (not suitable for motor vehicles). Musician and folk song collector, Percy Grainger, composed “Horkstow Grange” commemorating that August property. There are no retail outlets in the village.
Parish Council: Mr R Davey, The Grange, Horkstow.  DN18 6BL

New Holland

Historically a ‘railway town’ this village retains its pier which enabled the Great Central Railway (later British Rail) to convey passengers to the Humber Ferry mooring. This  area was re-designated when the Humber Bridge made the ferry redundant and the dock and pier area are now involved in importing wood from the Baltic and USA as well as grain and other bulk products. Otherwise, the village has a limited industrial estate, Magna Charta pub, takeaway and Cook’s renowned outside catering service in the  converted old Co-operative Store.
Parish Council: Clerk Mrs Deb Hotson, 07842201877 8  Councillors. Meetings 3rd Wednesday of the month at Christ Church, New Holland.


A pretty ‘Low Village’ below a quite dramatically steep Wold hillside has a mainly residential population of about 250. All Saints parish church, beautifully decorated in the Early English style, was renovated in the 1840s. No shop or pub was allowed by the Lord of the Manor but there is a village hall near the church.
Parish Council: Clerk Mrs A Grounds, Shalimar, Sluice Road, South Ferriby, DN18 6JG 01652 637325 or 01724 488085 (Monday to Thursday office hours) 6 Councillors. Meeting Tuesday of the month as arranged at 1930, Saxby Village Hall Notice Board on Saxby Village Hall.

South Ferriby
South Ferriby is known locally as one of the “Low Villages” nestling at the bottom of a chalk escarpment, where the chalk meets the clay to give a plentiful water supply. It also marks the point where the Lincolnshire Wolds come to the Humber Estuary and as the name suggests it is the southern site of a former ferry across the estuary to North Ferriby. It has a population of around 600.
South Ferriby was once two villages, Ferriby Sluice with its strong connections to brick manufacturing and other activities on the AncholmeRiver and South Ferriby itself, a strong farming community, with two farms that are still operational. Added to this the village now has a General store and Post Office, garage, and two Public Houses. It also boasts a splendid new primary school which serves those living in the immediate vicinity.
Employment is much diminished from the past and it is mainly a dormitory village for those who work in nearby towns. The village is popular with people looking to enjoy a rural setting with magnificent wildlife and enjoyable walks whilst remaining close to excellent road and rail links.
Parish Council: Clerk Ms Louise Ward, 9 New Road, Worlaby, DN20 0PE. 01652 618617.  9 Councillors. Meetings monthly on a Monday notified on the website. Notice boards are on Sluice Road outside No 18 and at the Post Office.

Thornton Curtis

This rural village situated not far from Thornton Abbey (see Heritage) has one pub, the Thornton Hunt, popular for its food and comfortable accomodation and a guest house. There is a tank and fabricating business  but there are no shops. The St Lawrence’s parish church houses a rare Tournai marble font, one of only seven in the country.
Parish Council: Clerk Mrs C Tooby, 4 St. Michael’s Court, Goxhill, DN19 7HF. 01469 533971  7 Councillors. Meetings on Mondays every other month (dates notified) at the Thornton Hunt. Some public notices on the Parish notice board in the church grounds.

Ulceby  This expanding rural village of over 2500 residents has a post office, Co-op shop, Chinese takeaway and one pub, the Fox Inn. St Nicholas is the Parish church associated with the Church of England School of the same name The A1077 runs through the village alongside which is the War Memorial Ulceby To the East is Ulceby Skitter, the Yarborough Arms adjacent to Ulceby railway station with its level crossing, and beyond, Ulceby Fort Truck Stop.
Parish Council: Clerk Mrs K E Pickering, Hill Garth Farm, Station Road, Ulceby, DN39 6TT 01469 588192.   10 Councillors. Meetings 3rd Monday of the month 1900 at the Village Hall.


The main features of the village are its large pond and the renowned Nags Head opposite. There is a popular and successful primary school dating back to 1728, baby and  toddlers group and a Village Hall. Regular Sunday services are held at St Andrew’s Parish Church and the village has its own cemetery.                                                                                                                            Parish Council: Clerk Mrs K E Pickering, Hill Garth Farm, Station Road, Ulceby, DN39 6TT.  01469 588192.  8 Councillors. Meetings 3rd Tuesday of the month at the School House, High Street, Wootton.