Walkerith

Walkerith is a Lincolnshire village between Morton and West Stockwith.

Walkerith has been documented since the 13th century. The placename of Walkerith means 'the landing-place of the fullers, cloth-dressers' (from Old English 'walcere' and 'hyth'). The name indicates its functional dependence on the Trent as a landing-place or wharf and this is reflected in its plan. From the 19th century it's had a two-row layout, but earlier it may have formed a single row fronting the Trent, whose Back Lane later became the present Main Street. The parish lies entirely on alluvium.