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Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. SKUN-thawrp(British English)  [key·IPA]
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. Scunthorpe had an estimated total population of 82,334 in 2016. A predominantly industrial town, the town is the United Kingdom's largest steel processing center and is also known as the "Industrial Garden Town". It is the third-largest settlement in Lincolnshire, after Lincoln and Grimsby. The Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe is Holly Mumby-Croft, of the Conservatives.

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 3/15/2021 by I like old names