Thornton, Pembrokeshire

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View of Thornton, located next to a natural valley
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OS grid reference SM905075
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Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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  • Pembrokeshire
Postcode district SA73
Dialling code 01646
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51°43′47″N5°02′12″W / 51.729818°N 5.036735°W / 51.729818; -5.036735 Coordinates: 51°43′47″N5°02′12″W / 51.729818°N 5.036735°W / 51.729818; -5.036735

Thornton is a small village in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is located approximately 1 mile outside of Milford Haven belonging to the Tiers Cross community. It is mainly residential in nature. Until recently it was contained within the parish of Steynton.

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Thornton Baptist Chapel

Notable features of the village are Thornton Baptist Chapel, built in 1867, which housed a British School in its lower level, [1] and the prehistoric fort which is probably Iron Age.

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  1. Wing Commander Ken McKay A Vision Of Greatness: The History of Milford 1790-1990, Brace Harvatt Associates, 1989. ISBN   978-0-9515212-0-5