Winteringham Families:

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy at


The information on this page has been very kindly supplied by Judith Chant.

For Stanley Routh’s memories of the village in the 1920s, please click here.

For Hilda Kell (nee Routh) memories of the village, plus more Routh photographs, please click here.

John Routh Annie Routh South View WinteringhamJohn Routh was born in Hemingborough. He married Anne E. James in Hull in 1869 and by 1871 was living in Barrow on Humber, with Joseph and Elizabeth Routh, his parents nearby. By 1881 they were living in Low Burgage Winteringham, probably in Havelock Place as this was named as their home in 1891.By this time he was described as a shipwright and employer.

They must have moved to South View in Marsh Lane after 1901, perhaps when my mother’s family was rapidly increasing, as she was born at Havelock Place in 1913 to Ernest and Mabel Routh, the fifth of seven children. Sadly Mabel died soon after the birth of the last child and the family were cared for by relatives. My mother was adopted by her aunt Laura in Hull, but had very happy memories of summer holidays in Winteringham. Evidently Annie Routh, their revered grandmother, insisted that the siblings spent some weeks together in the holidays. Mum remembered that South View had extensive orchards in those days.

The first generation of Winteringham born Rouths were Ada, Florence, Laura, Amelia, Mabel, Arthur,(known as Boy Routh), Ernest, the builder, Maud,(who married Isaac Burkill), Coronella, William and Hubert.

John and Annie Routh, in a photograph believed to have been taken at South View, Winteringham.  John was the “Routh” in the “Routh and Waddingham” boat building business at Winteringham Haven.

Picture kindly supplied by Judith Chant

The children of Ernest and Mabel all born between 1906 and 1917 were Elsie, Nellie, John, Norman, Hilda (my mother) Stanley and Arthur.

Elsie Routh, Winteringham


Nellie Routh, Winteringham


John Routh, Winteringham


Arthur Routh, Winteringham


Mabel Routh, Winteringham

Mabel Routh outside Havelock Place.  Mabel has Nellie in her arms, and Elsie is standing holding her mother’s skirts.

Mabel Routh, Winteringham
Arthur Boy Routh, Winteringham Station

Here’s a much later photo of “Boy” Routh.  His nickname was universally used, and many folks didn’t know that he was really named “Arthur”.  The photo is taken outside the converted Winteringham Station, where he lived for many years, keeping his second-hand items for sale in the Goods Shed of the station.


This photo by kind permission of Marjorie Bratton and scanned by Ken Jacobs.

Have you tried the other Winteringham Websites?
Winteringham, Parish Council (includes current news items, photographs, weather forecasts, calendar of events, etc etc)
Don Burton World of NaturePhoto Archive (modern photographs of the village), What the Papers have said about Winteringham (since July 2004),
High Resolution Historical Photographs, Winteringham Film Archive, Winteringham Football Club, Winteringham Nature Site , Winteringham Recipes, Winteringham Sales, Winteringham Camera Club, Winteringham Village Hall

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