A Brief History of this Ward
Humberston is a large village and civil parish to the south of Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire (the boundary with Cleethorpes runs along North Sea Lane and Humberston Road). Its population at the 2001 census was 5,384
The Prime Meridian passes to the east of Humberston and runs through Thorpe Park caravan site.
Humberston, or Humberstone as the village was known at first, takes its name from a large boulder, the Humber Stone, which was deposited on the site of the former Midfield Farm on the east side of the village during the last ice age. This boulder can still be seen at the entrance to the village library. The “e” at the end of the name was later dropped, to avoid confusion with other places of the same name i.e Humberstone in Leicestershire.
The oldest and tallest building in Humberston is St Peter’s Church, rebuilt about 1710, the tower of which is over seven hundred years old. At the back of the church is the site of the former abbey of Benedictine monks founded here in the reign of Henry II, dedicated to Saints Mary and Peter. The only remains that are left are ground workings of which the monks’ mound is very prominent in the manor house garden, and during excavations stone sarcophagi were found. The Wesleyan Methodists built a small chapel here on Humberston Avenue in 1835. A larger, replacement chapel was built in 1907. Humberstone has several claims for historic prominence: This is where the Danes landed early in the year 870 to begin their scourge and plunder of Lincolnshire. One of the first Wireless Stations was built here in 1910.