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Morton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population at the 2011 census was 1,325.[1] It is 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Gainsborough on the River Trent.

Morton is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Mortune", with four households.[2] It was a township of Gainsborough parish until 1846, when the first church, dedicated to Saint Paul, opened in the village.[3] The church then became a chapelry, until 1866, when Morton was created a civil parish.[4]

The Grade II* listed church is dedicated to Saint Paul. The current building dates from 1890-91 and was built to the designs of J. T. Micklethwaite and Somers Clarke, incorporating the tower of the church consecrated in 1846, which appears to have been re-faced. The width of the 1840s church decided the width of the nave of the current church. An 1890-91 building campaign was largely financed by the then Premier Baronet, Sir Hickman Becket Bacon, at a cost of £11,000. The church includes a chapel to Saint Hugh off the south aisle.[5] Of note is the chancel carpet designed by William Morris and stained glass windows by Burne-Jones, executed by Morris & Co.[6]

Morton Trentside Primary School was built in 1843 as a National school. It was enlarged in 1871, and an infant schoolroom was added in 1882. It became Morton County Primary School in 1947 and in 1985-86 moved to a new site near to Morton playing fields. It took its present name in September 1999.[7]

The Manor House is a red-brick Grade II listed building dating from the mid-18th century with later alterations and additions, now part of an office complex.[8]

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