Mills suggests that the meaning of the village's name is
'district characterised by hill-spurs'.
More information can be found in:
- Cameron, Keith The Place-Names of Lincolnshire.
- Mills, A.D. A Dictionary of English Place Names.
The village of New Holland is five miles east from Barton upon
Humber. The village developed due to the increasing trade from
coaches taking travellers to the ferry that crossed the River
Humber from New Holland to Hull in the 1830's and also the
arrival in 1848 of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire
Railway. The arrival of the railway resulted in a dock and pier
being built making transfer from the railway to the steamers
easier. Trains continued using the New Holland pier until 1981 and
the opening of the Humber Bridge.
New Holland was also the home of a Class 2 Night Landing
airfield for the use of 33 (Home Defence) Squadron between 1916 and
- No population data available for New Holland.
Entry from Kelly's Trade Directory for 1900
New Holland is a village in the parish of Barrow-on-Humber and
on the shore of the Humber, opposite Hull, with a station on the
Great Central (late M. S. and L.) railway, and is 16 ½ miles
from Grimsby, 4 east from Barton-on-Humber and 171 from London in
the North Lindsey division of the county, parts of Lindsey, North
Yarborough wapentake, Glanford Brigg union, Barton-upon-Humber
petty sessional division and county court district. The Great
Central railway have a steam ferry across the Humber to Hull, 3
½ miles distant, and the locomotive engine works the
shipbuilding yards of that company are situated here. The Pier
station and refreshment rooms destroyed by fire 13. Jan. 1895, have
been rebuilt, and were opened in 1898. The National schoolroom is
licensed by the Bishop of Lincoln for divine service, which is held
every Sunday. Here are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The population in 1891 was 1,176.
Holdings in North Lincolnshire Local Studies
- Harris, A. Humber ferries and the rise of New Holland.
- Ludlam, A. J. Railways to New Holland & the Humber ferries.
- Squires, S E. The lost railways of Lincolnshire. 1988.
- Blake, R, Hodgson, M and Taylor B. The airfields of
Lincolnshire since 1912. 1984.
- Irving, Henry. The tidal havens of the Wash and Humber.
- Catley, R. History of New Holland pier and dock installations.
References in the Star Newspaper Index
- Railway station - collision in goods yard - no one injured. LLS
- Brickyard skull & horns unearthed. LLS 13.06.1903 4e.
- Village school closed by bailiffs. LLS 02.07.1904 8c.
- Warren's shipyard gutted by fire. LS 28.09.1912 6d.
- Severe storm occurs - houses struck. LS 27.06.1914 2d.
- Explosives discovered under pier. SFS 24.08.1935 12d.