Thornton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Thornton
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Thornton
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population138 (2011 census) [1]
OS grid reference SE759453
Civil parish
  • Thornton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO42
Dialling code 01759
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53°53′54″N0°50′45″W / 53.898317°N 0.845721°W / 53.898317; -0.845721 Coordinates: 53°53′54″N0°50′45″W / 53.898317°N 0.845721°W / 53.898317; -0.845721

Thornton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of the town of Pocklington and 5 miles (8 km) north-west of the village of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. It lies just to the north of the Pocklington Canal.

According to the 2011 UK census, Thornton parish had a population of 138, [1] exactly the same as on the 2001 UK census. [2]

The village was historically sometimes distinguished by the suffix "in Spalding Moor". [3]

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St Michael's Church, Thornton

The parish church of St Michael on Main Street is designated a Grade II* listed building. [4]

The other listed structures in the parish are Walbut Lock and Walbut Bridge on the Pocklington Canal, both of which are Grade II listed. [5] [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Thornton Parish (1170211275)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Thornton Parish (00FB146)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  3. Allison, K.J., ed. (1976). "Parishes: Thornton". Victoria County History. A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 3. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1346434)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  5. Historic England. "Pocklington Canal Walbut Lock (1083859)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  6. Historic England. "Pocklington Canal Walbut Bridge (1309793)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 25 February 2017.