Scunthorpe is a large village and a parish about 165 miles north of London and 8 miles west of Brigg parish. Broughton parish lies to the east and Messingham parish to the south. The area is flat, drained by many small canals. The parish covers only 1,028 acres. Crosby is a hamlet, formerly in Frodingham parish, which is now a part of the Scunthorpe "conurbation".
The town lies west of the New River Ancholme, which flows north toward the River Humber. If you are planning a visit:
- The M180 motorway passes just south of the town and parish. The A159 trunk road north out of Gainsborough runs through the heart of Scunthorpe.
- See our transport page for bus, train and coach services in the area.
- See our touring page for area resources.
You can see pictures of Scunthorpe which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Scunthorpe has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The National Grid Reference is SE 8909.
- You'll want an Ordnance Survey Explorer map, which has a scale of 2.5 inches to the mile.
- See our Maps page for resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE893114 (Lat/Lon: 53.591588, -0.651798), Scunthorpe which are provided by: