Scotter is a parish due south of the conurbation of Scunthorpe and which sits nine miles northeast of Gainsborough. The parish of Messingham lies to the north, Scotton parish to the south. The parish covers about 5,400 acres and includes the hamlets of Scotterthorpe, Susworth (on the Trent River), Cotehouses (now virtually gone) and Woodhouse.
The picturesque village lies south of the the M180 motorway. The A159 trunk road cuts through the heart of the village. The small river Eau passes through the village and just north of Scotterthorpe.
The hamlets of Susworth and Cotehouses (also given as "Gotchouses") are on the River Trent west-northwest of the village of Scotter.
Ideas for a visit to Scotter:
- Here's a street scene from bygone Scotter days. It is a Paddy and Yankee carrier cart:
- The village had its own web site at www.this-is-scotter.co.uk, but this site was not working when last checked.
- Modern day visitors to Scotter might enjoy a picnic in the wooded grounds in the southwestern part of the parish or fishing at Morton's Pond. But watch out for the hundreds of ducks that roam the village (residents of the River Eau).
- And visit our touring page for Lincolnshire.
You can see pictures of Scotter which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Scotter has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE885011 (Lat/Lon: 53.499228, -0.667677), Scotter which are provided by: