New Holland, North Lincolnshire

New Holland, North Lincolnshire

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New Holland is a small village, civil parish and port on the Humber estuary in the Borough of North Lincolnshire in Lincolnshire, England. It has a population of 955.

History

Formerly the embarkation point for the London & North Eastern Railway's ferry service to Victoria Pier, Kingston upon Hull. The ferry service was operational from 1820 to 1981, when the Humber Bridge opened. One of the former paddle steamers used on the route, the PS Tattershall Castle now serves as a London pub and restaurant, moored at The Embankment.Another former ferry, the Lincoln Castle, served a similar purpose at Grimsby until 2006, whilst the third of the trio of L.N.E.R. built steamers, PS Wingfield Castle returned home to Hartlepool, the place of its building where it is featured in the historic port museum.

Transport

The village is served by New Holland railway station.

Port

The port of New Holland is split into two parts. Firstly, the small tidal dock which was built in around 1848 with the coming of the railway and the jetty where was formerly the terminal for the ferry crossing to Hull.

The port handles mostly bulk cargoes. The tidal dock is almost entirely used for the import of timber from Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic states. Regular ports of origin for timber cargoes include Hamina (Finland), Kalmar (Sweden), St.Petersburg (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia) and Riga (Latvia) though many other ports feature. There are also...
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