Thornby, Cumbria

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Wooden Sheds stand on a castle site on the outskirt of Thornby. Hugh de Morville claimed to hold a castle here that was burnt by the Scots in 1232.
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Location within Cumbria
OS grid reference NY295524
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WIGTON
Postcode district CA7
Dialling code 016973
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°51′40″N3°05′53″W / 54.861°N 3.098°W / 54.861; -3.098 Coordinates: 54°51′40″N3°05′53″W / 54.861°N 3.098°W / 54.861; -3.098

Thornby is a village in Cumbria, England.


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