Thornton, Lincolnshire

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Thornton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population(2001)
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  London 120 mi (190 km)  S
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Horncastle
Postcode district LN9
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53°11′32″N0°08′16″W / 53.192330°N 0.137656°W / 53.192330; -0.137656 Coordinates: 53°11′32″N0°08′16″W / 53.192330°N 0.137656°W / 53.192330; -0.137656

Thornton, or Thornton by Horncastle, is a small hamlet in the civil parish of Roughton, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the B1191 road, 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the A153, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-west from Horncastle town centre.

The village is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book , with 19 households and Robert the Bursar as Lord of the Manor. [1]

The greenstone parish church is dedicated to Saint Wilfrid and is a Grade II listed building dating from the 15th century and restored in 1890 by Ewan Christian. [2]

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References

  1. Thornton by Horncastle in the Domesday Book . Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  2. Historic England. "St Wilfreds, Thornton (1262381)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 19 August 2011.