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Waterton Hall in Lincolnshire
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Lincolnshire Origins

Waterton Hall Farm in the Isle of Axholme with views across the site of the medieval village of Waterton and the surrounding area. The line of hills are the Lincolnshire Wolds. The River Trent lies between the flat farmland and the hills.

Reiner de Normanby was the first to adopt the name 'Waterton', derived from this area, then called Watretone.


Waterton Hall - and surrounding area, Lincolnshire.

View east across the River Trent
View east across the River Trent
View east across the River Trent
View east across the River Trent
View east across the River Trent
View east across the River Trent
View northwards along the west bank of River Trent
View northwards along the west bank of River Trent
View southwards along the west bank of River Trent
View southwards along the west bank of River Trent
Waterton Hall Farm
Waterton Hall Farm
View towards the south across the Trent to the east bank.
View towards the south across the Trent to the east bank.

"Waterton hall in the Isle of Axeholme, co. Lincoln,is now a solitary farmhouse near the west bank of the river Trent, three miles south of the confluence of that tiver with the Ouse. The Isle of Axeholme. a flat delta some 19 miles long by 9 broad between the river Trent on the east and the old courses of the Don, Idle, and Torne on the west, once covered with forest, subsequently became a marsh; the task of draining and reclaiming of which went on for centuries to be completed by the Dutchman Cornelius Vermuyden in 1626. The country arround is traversed by dykes; looking across the Trent there is a fine view of the high ground above the east bank of that river, with the village of Burton Stather in a commanding position. The church contains monuments and a cross-legged effigy of the Sheffield family, who have been settled at Normanby in this parish ever since Robert Sheffield, knighted by Edward I, married Genette, daughter and coheir of Alexander Lounde." (1)

Notes
1. The Burghs of Cambridgshire and Yorkshire and the Watertons of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, page 39. Author: J.W. Walker, O.B.E., F.S.A., reprinted from the Journal of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1931.

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