Manton is a village and parish in the Lindsey part of Lincolnshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 123. The village is situated just south from the town of Scunthorpe, and about six miles south-west from the town of Brigg.
The parish includes the hamlet of Cleatham, which forms part of Corringham Wapentake, while the remainder of the parish forms part of Manley Wapentake. Cleatham was a civil parish between 1866 and 1936.
The parish church is a Grade II listed building dedicated to Saint Hybald. It was built of limestone in 1861 by J. M. Hooker, and Wheeler of Tunbridge Wells. The church was made redundant by the Diocese of Lincoln in 1998, and it was sold for residential use in 2003. Its parson from 1568 was John Robotham, who was accused of missing evening prayers and even Easter communion in order to play bowls. He had a number of legal battles with parishioners, some of whom he served a summons on during church services.
Cleatham bowl barrow is a Bronze Age scheduled monument located about 200 yds to the east of Cleatham Hall.
The last known player of the Lincolnshire bagpipes, John Hunsley, lived in Manton in the mid-1800s.
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- "Manton". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10435377&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- "Cleatham". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10407904. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- National Heritage List England no. 1346833: St Hybald (Grade II) (listing)
- "Manton". Genuki.org.uk. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LIN/Manton/. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- Judith Maltby, Prayer Book and People, p.70
- National Heritage List England no. 1083030: Cleatham House (Grade II) (listing)
- National Heritage List England no. 1007729: Cleatham Round Barrow
- A commentator the 1881 Oxford Journals' Notes and queries, pp.95-96, noted that Hunsley played the pipes until shortly before his death, which occurred "between twenty and thirty years ago."
- Manton in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the Port of Hull and Neighbourhood. With Map of the County. by E. R. Kelly, 1885
- Leahy, Kevin (July–August 2007). "A warning to the curious: digging an Anglo-Saxon cemetery". Current Archaeology 18, No.6 (210): 26–31. Article on the excavation of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Cleatham, the third largest in England.
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