Manton is both a village and parish in the north of Lincolnshire. The parish lies just south of Scunthorpe and 6 miles south-west of Brigg. Hibaldstow parish lies to the east. The parish covers over 4,600 acres and includes the townships of Cleatham and Twigmoor.
There are fine views from around the church over the countryside. Two miles north of Manton are the Twigmore Woods. If you are planning a visit:
Birdwatching is a popular pastime in the area west of the village.
The name Manton is from the Old English Malm+tun, or "farmstead on sandy ground". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village is given as Malmetune. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
Prior to 1806 a large portion of the parish was moory common land of sandy soil and peaty soil abounding in rabbits and a migratory stop for many birds. In that year the land was enclosed and 120 acres set aside for the poor.