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Thornley may refer to:



Thornley, Durham village in County Durham, England

See also Thornley in Weardale.

Thornley, Weardale village in United Kingdom

Thornley is a village in Weardale, County Durham, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Tow Law.


Thornley-with-Wheatley is a civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. It is entirely rural, with no villages or other substantial settlements. Its population was 320 in 2011, a figure that has not changed much for over a century.

Other uses

Thornley is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Thornley Stoker Irish Surgeon and Baronet

Sir William Thornley Stoker, 1st Baronet, was an eminent Irish medical writer, anatomist and surgeon.

Thornley was a Canadian post-grunge/hard rock band formed by Ian Thornley in 2002. The band was started when Thornley returned to Toronto after the break-up of his earlier band, Big Wreck. With the help of Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, Thornley signed to Kroeger's 604 Records. The last line-up of the band as Thornley had Paulo Neta (guitar), Dave McMillan, Christopher Henry (drums) and the former member of Big Wreck Brian Doherty (guitar). As of 2010, this line-up plays under the name Big Wreck.

See also

Thornley v. United States, 113 U.S. 310 (1885), was a suit brought against the United States to recover the balance due on pay to the appellant who had been an officer of the navy.

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Easington District

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There are two places in County Durham, England, called Thornley:

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Thornley-with-Wheatley is a civil parish in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England. It contains eight listed buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England. All of the listed buildings are designated at Grade II, the lowest of the three grades, which is applied to "buildings of national importance and special interest". The parish is entirely rural, and five of the listed buildings are farmhouses, some with attached farm buildings. The other listed buildings are a house, a church and presbytery, and a mounting block.

Wellfield railway station was a railway station built by the North Eastern Railway (NER) on the route of the Hartlepool Dock & Railway (HD&R) to allow interchange between the existing line and their newly opened line from Stockton-on-Tees which had opened to passenger traffic just two years earlier. When first built, the station was located in a rural area, being located immediately to the north of the bridge carrying the Durham to Hartlepool road over the railway line. However the village of Wingate in County Durham, North East England gradually expanded northwards over the course of the station's life and as a result, the station became one of two to serve the village. It was also located only a relatively short distance from the Castle Eden Brewery and thus served the northern district of Castle Eden that surrounds it.