Is it farther or further?


a town in E England, in North Lincolnshire unitary authority, Lincolnshire: developed rapidly after the discovery of local iron ore in the late 19th century; iron and steel industries have declined. Pop: 72 660 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for scunthorpe


town, unitary authority of North Lincolnshire, historic county of Lincolnshire, eastern England. Scunthorpe is an industrial community dominated by steel making. The town sprang up after 1870 with the establishment of ironworks using local low-grade ironstone worked at the neighbouring village of Frodingham (now part of Scunthorpe). Steelmaking operations, now based on imported ore, have expanded, and the community is heavily dependent on the single highly integrated industrial complex. Scunthorpe's shops and other central services draw population from the surrounding villages of an extensive, very rural area. Pop. (2001) 72,660.

Learn more about Scunthorpe with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for scunthorpe

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for scunthorpe