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Giles Thorndon was a senior official of the English Crown in the fifteenth century, who was noted for his long and loyal service to the House of Lancaster and for his troubled career as Lord Treasurer of Ireland.

Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon jurist

Robin Brunskill Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon was a New Zealand judge and later a British Law Lord and member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He is widely considered one of New Zealand's most influential jurists, and is the only New Zealand judge to have sat in the House of Lords. He was a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2006.

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New Zealand
Thorndon School

Thorndon School is a New Zealand primary and intermediate school located in the suburb of Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand.

Thorndon is a former parliamentary electorate in the city of Wellington, New Zealand from 1881 to 1890.

United Kingdom

Aspall and Thorndon was a railway station on the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. This station was located with Aspall to the south, Debenham 2.5 miles further south and Thorndon 3.5 miles to the north-east.

Thorndon Hall Grade I listed building in the United Kingdom

Thorndon Hall is a Georgian Palladian country house within Thorndon Park, Ingrave, Essex, England, approximately two miles south of Brentwood and 25 miles (40 km) from central London.

Thorndon Park Chapel Church in Essex, England

Thorndon Park Chapel is a former Roman Catholic private chapel situated in Thorndon Park, near the grounds of Thorndon Hall near Ingrave, Essex, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Historic Chapels Trust.

Thorndon, Suffolk village in the United Kingdom

Thorndon is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. The village is located around three miles south of Eye, close to the A140.It is located 92 miles North East of London. In 2011 the population was 648, recorded by the 2011 Census. Village facilities include a Post Office, All Saints' Church and a local primary school.


The Thorndon Mile is a Group One (G1) Thoroughbred horse race contested over 1,600 metres and is held at Trentham Racecourse, Wellington, New Zealand. The race is run on Wellington Cup day, traditionally held on the last Saturday of January. The purse for this race is NZD$200,000. Many great horses have won the race, including several who have become the modern greats of New Zealand racing.

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Thorndon, New Zealand suburb of Wellington, New Zealand

Thorndon is a historic inner suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Because the suburb is relatively level compared to the hilly terrain elsewhere in Wellington it contained Wellington's elite residential area until its best was destroyed in the 1960s by a new motorway and the erection of tall office buildings on the sites of its Molesworth Street retail and service businesses.

1881 New Zealand general election

The New Zealand general election of 1881 was held on 8 and 9 December in the Māori and European electorates, respectively, to elect 95 MPs to the 8th session of the New Zealand Parliament.

Wellington railway station main railway station in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington railway station is the main railway station serving Wellington, New Zealand, and is the southern terminus of the North Island Main Trunk, Wairarapa Line and Johnsonville Line.

The Te Aro Extension, also known as the Te Aro Branch, was a short branch line railway in Wellington, New Zealand continuing the Wairarapa Line southwards. It operated from 1893 until 1917.

The architecture of New Zealand is influenced by various cultures but it is predominantly of a European style. Polynesian influence is also seen in some areas.

Alfred Newman (politician) New Zealand politician

Alfred Kingcome Newman was the mayor of Wellington, New Zealand, in 1909–1910, and a Member of Parliament.

Wellington-Karori former New Zealand parliamentary electorate

Wellington-Karori is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the Wellington region, which existed for one parliamentary term from 1993 to 1996, and was held by Pauline Gardiner. In 1995, Gardiner defected from National to United New Zealand.

William Levin New Zealand politician

William Hort (Willie) Levin was a 19th-century merchant, philanthropist and politician who lived in Wellington, New Zealand.

St Mary's College Wellington is situated in the suburb of Thorndon in Wellington, New Zealand. The school is a state-integrated all-girls Catholic secondary school for years 9-13.

The 8th New Zealand Parliament was a term of the New Zealand Parliament.

Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company railway company in New Zealand

The Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company was a private railway company that built, owned and operated the Wellington-Manawatu railway line between Thorndon in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and Longburn, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, between 1881 and 1908, when it was acquired by the New Zealand Government Railways. Its successful operation in private ownership was unusual for early railways in New Zealand.

Thorndon railway station railway station

Thorndon railway station in Wellington, New Zealand was opened in 1885 as the southern terminus of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company’s Wellington-Manawatu Line and then known as Wellington and Manawatu railway station. This line is now part of the Kapiti section of the North Island Main Trunk.

Te Aro railway station railway station

Te Aro railway station was a station in Wellington, New Zealand, near what is now the corner of Wakefield and Tory Streets. Opened in 1893 it was one of only three stations in the city - the other two were Wellington railway station on Featherston Street, renamed Lambton railway station in December 1908, which was the main New Zealand Railways Department station, and Thorndon railway station off Thorndon Quay, the southern terminus of the private Wellington and Manawatu Railway.

Sacred Heart Cathedral School is a New Zealand, Catholic, primary school located in the central-city suburb of Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand. It is part of a Catholic precinct dating from 1850. It joins St Mary's College, Wellington and Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington and is located opposite the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy in Wellington.

Wadestown, New Zealand suburb of Wellington, New Zealand

Wadestown is a northern suburb of Wellington,, located about 2–3 km by road from the Wellington central business district and the New Zealand Parliament Buildings.

Lambton railway station

Lambton originally Wellington railway station in Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand was the southern passenger terminus for the Hutt Line and the Wairarapa Line from 1885 to 1936 and for lines further north until December 1908. Wellington's third railway station it had been preceded by station buildings temporarily at Pipitea Point and a site further south on Featherston Street beside Wellington's rail freight depot and its Railway Wharf.

The 1884 Thorndon by-election was a by-election held on 13 May 1884 for the Wellington urban electorate of Thorndon during the 8th Parliament.