Scartho is both a village and parish just south of Grimsby. Bradley parish borders on the west, Clee parish is to the east and Waltham parish is to the south. The area of the parish is about 1,300 acres.
The A16 trunk road passing south from Grimsby runs through the the village. If you are planning a visit:
There is a Family History Centre on Lynwood Avenue, Scartho, to help with your research. Tel: 01472 828 876.
For relaxation, there is a lawn bowling club - the Scartho Bowling Club on Waltham Road. Tel: 01472 879 457.
The Grimsby Corporation Isolation Hospital for Infectious Diseases was built in this parish. It was expanded in 1925 and again in 1930 to handle up to 84 patients. Dr. Bertram C. STEVENS was the medical officer and Miss M. ENO the matron in 1930.
Hospitals were not required to archive patient records, but the N E Lincoln Archives do have old photographs of the buildings, accounting records and historical memorabilia.
The name Scartho is from the Old Scandinavian Skarth+haugr, or "mound near a gap". It appeared as Scarhou in the 1086 Domesday Book. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]