Many of my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983)'s ancestors lived in this region of Lincolnshire, and during their lifetimes, many lived at Marton, a small village close to the River Trent. In this region the River Trent forms a natural county boundary between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
Littleborough Lane, Marton, Lincolnshire forms part of a Roman road which runs from Lincoln to Littleborough, Nottinghamshire, crossing the River Trent just west of Marton. In Roman Britain this would have been a major strategic crossing point and archaeological investigation has revealed the existence of a fort, presumably built to guard the crossing.
2016-11-01 The Roman Britain website has moved from roman-britain.org to roman-britain.co.uk so I have updated the links, though a note on the site suggests some pages of the archive may not work.