The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1877. Currently the Antiochian Orthodox have a chapel at West Halton.For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
West Halton is a parish and a village in the north of Lincolnshire, just two miles south of the River Humber and east of the River Trent. It lies between the parishes of Whitton and Burton on Strather, and is bounded on the west by Alkborough and on the east by Winteringham parish. The parish covers about 2,000 acres and includes the hamlet of Coleby, which lies about a mile south of the village of West Halton. For many years, until 1861, the parish was much larger and included a portion of Gunness parish (as a chapelry). For more information about the parish, see the North Lincolnshire Council web site.
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The village itself is best reached by taking the A1077 Trunk Road north out of Scunthorpe toward Winteringham, but turning left after passing Winterton. The village lies in a vale between two Chalk Hills ridges.
The name Halton is common in England and comes from Old English halh+tun meaning "farmstead in a nook or corner". In the Domesday Book of 1086, the name appears as Haltone. Coleby is Old Scandinavian Koli+by meaning "farmstead of a man called Koli". [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991]