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Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈskʌn.θɔːrp/  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsEscumesthorpe, Skumasþorp

Meaning & History

Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire in Lincolnshire, England of which it is the main administrative center.

The town appears in the Domesday Book (1086) as Escumesthorpe, which is from the Old Norse Skumasþorp meaning "Skuma's homestead", a site which is believed to be in the town center close to where the present-day Market Hill is located.
Added 3/14/2021 by I like old names
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C and I like old names