Useful Resources

Barton upon Humber is well-documented in books, journals and websites, including historic photographs, archives of businesses and families, and opportunities to research the origins of the town. A selection of suggested websites are included below to start your journey.

This website includes a comprehensive section on the history of Barton upon Humber, useful for people interested in researching an area or venue.

Several photographs and stories about the history of Barton upon Humber.

A free downloadable smartphone app (available on both Apple and Android devices) which includes guided tours of Barton and insight into the town’s historic buildings, businesses and stories, with photographs, videos and text.

A tourist information website about North Lincolnshire, including heritage attractions and key places to visit, stay and eat.

English Heritage manages a number of historic attractions, stately homes, parks and gardens, including St. Peter’s Church in Barton upon Humber and Thornton Abbey in nearby Thornton Curtis.

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a voluntary charitable organisation which cares for Lincolnshire’s wildlife and countryside, including Far Ings National Nature Reserve in Barton upon Humber. The Trust covers the whole of the historic county of Lincolnshire – from the Humber to the Wash.

North Lincolnshire Heritage and Church Trails

Over the past two millennia churches have been at the heart of communities across the country, and the churches of North Lincolnshire are no exception. Tightly bound to the events that shaped each town or village in the county, churches are able to act almost as “living museums”.

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Download the North Lincolnshire Heritage and Church Trails PDF

Barton upon Humber Civic Society Walks

These walks, compiled by Barton upon Humber Civic Society, are designed to focus on one particular part of the town or surrounding area, and each take approximately one hour to complete. The walks are free to download below, and are also available on the Hidden History smartphone app, and at various outlets throughout the town.

Georgian walk
Waterside walk
Victorian walk
Rural walk: south
Rural walk: north

Barton upon Humber “Shrink Map”

Barton upon Humber Shrink Map

Ted Lewis: Novelist, Artist & Musician

Ted Lewis 1
Ted Lewis 2


Hidden History

Hidden History tells of Barton upon Humber's fascinating history through a collection of media including original and authentic photographs, video clips, narration and text.