local attractions



Elsham Golf Club was established in 1900 and is recognised as one of the premier golf courses in Lincolnshire. The course is gentle undulating being part parkland and part heathland measuring 6426 yards off the white tees. This Lincolnshire golf club regularly hosts Lincolnshire county events and represents an enjoyable challenge to those of all attract1abilities. Phone: 01652 680291 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.elshamgolfclub.co.uk
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A great day out for all the family. Discover the stories of North Lincolnshire through many interactive exhibits - become a nature detective in 'Go Wild', step back in time in the Victorian ironstone cottage and relive the 'People's War'. Climb the stairs to delight in the treasures of our archaeology gallery and the award winning temporary exhibitions. North Lincolnshire museum displays draw on all of these collections, reflecting not only the great changes in the region but also the everyday lives of ordinary people. There is also an exciting courtyard garden to explore and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions. Phone: 01724 843533 www.northlincs.gov.uk/museums
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Set in the heart of undiscovered North Lincolnshire, the 300 acres of Normanby Hall Museum and Country Park provides the perfect day out for all the family. Return to the elegance of a more leisurely era in the beautiful Regency Hall and learn about Lincolnshire's rich rural heritage in the fascinating Farm Museum. Step back in time in the award winning Victorian Walled Garden and stroll through the beautiful Pleasure Grounds with their stunning herbaceous borders. Phone: 01724 720588 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.nothlincs.gov.uk/normanby
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For a long time the Humber Estuary was a barrier to trade and development between the two banks and local interests campaigned for over 100 years for the construction of a bridge or tunnel across the estuary. A portal beam being built into the tower The first major crossing proposal was a tunnel scheme in 1872. This scheme was promoted by Hull merchants and businesses dissatisfied with the service provided by the New Holland ferry crossing. Over the next 100 years, a variety of proposals were put forward in an effort to bridge the Humber. Phone: 01652 657053 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Situated 1 mile off the A18 NE of Brigg, Wrawby Postmill is a well-known landmark which can be seen from miles around. Constructed in 1760, the mill originally had common (cloth-in-hand) sails which have now disappeared. The mill has had several owners over the years and was a working mill until the late 1940s when it fell into disuse. It was restored in 1965 and is now the last surviving postmill in the north of England. Phone: 01652 653699
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There are many other attractions:    
     
Laburnham Plant Nurseries, Burnham, Near Barton-on-Humber. Phone 01469 530212 20-21   Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe. Phone: 01724 297070
The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe. Phone: 01724 277733   The Ropewalk, Barton-on-Humber. Phone: 01652 660380
Kirton Pottery, Kirton in Lindsey. Phone: 01652 648867   Live, Love & Create, Brigg. Phone: 01652 600992
Baysgarth House Museum, Barton-on-Humber. Phone:01652 637568   Epworth Old Rectory, Barton-on-Humber. Phone: 01427 872268
The Old Smithy, Heritage Center, Owston Ferry. Phone: 01427 728361   Scawby Hall, Scawby. Phone: 01652 654272
Thornton Abbey Gatehouse, Thornton Curtis. Phone: 01469 541445   St Andrew's Church, Epworth. Phone: 01427 872080
Julian's Bower, Phone: 01652 657053   St Peter's Church, Barton-on-Humber. Phone: 01652 632516
Elsham Hall Gardens & Country Park, Elsham. Phone: 01652 688698   Water's Edge, Barton-on-Humber. Phone:01652 631500
Far Ings National Nature Reserve, Barton-on-Humber. Phone 01652 634507   The Deep, Hull. Phone 01482 381000

 


local history




The Abbey of St. Mary, also known as Thornton Abbey, sits just east of the village.

The Abbey was founded in 1139 by Wlliams le Gros, Earl of Yorkshire and reached status of Abbey in 1148.

It was seized by the crown in the Dissolution of 1541. It is now an English Heritage site.
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Our village Anglican parish church is dedicated to St. Lawrence and seats around 300 people. The church is built of stone in the 13th century in the early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and containing 5 bells. Inside there are lively stiff-leaf capitals and dog tooth decorations on the south door.

The Early Norman black marble Tourrai font is square in plan, the bowl is curiously carved, resting on a large central shaft, with a smaller one at each angle, the whole surface is enriched with sculpture in low relief and is one of few in England.

The church was restored in 1883/84 and additional work was carried out in 2009/10.
A clock was added to the tower in 1901. The Anglican Parish register dates from the year 1568.
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The name "Thornton" is from the Old English "thorn+tun" meaning "the farmstead or village where thorn trees grow".

The origin of the "Curtis" part of the village name is unknown. In the "1086 Domesday Book" the name is rendered as "Torentune".
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A Public Elementary School was built in 1873 to hold around 100 children.

A new wing was added in 1904. Both buildings are now residential properties.
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  LOCAL SUPPLIERS
   
tick  "Homemade & Local Produce" 
We are pleased to inform our customers of the dishes which are homemade on the premises using as many ingredients/local produce where possible.
These dishes have been marked with the following logo in the menus.
   
  Our current local suppliers:

Butcher - Alan Betts from Scunthorpe
Fruit & Veg - S. Clift Fruit & Veg from Grimbsy
Fish - Moorcroft's from Keelby
Dry Goods - Holdsworth from Grimsby
Drink - HB Clark from Hull
Pipers Crisps - Brigg
Lincolnshire Honey - Thornton Curtis Apiaries