Thornton, Pembrokeshire

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View of Thornton, located next to a natural valley
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Location within Pembrokeshire
OS grid reference SM905075
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SA73
Dialling code 01646
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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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.

Pembrokeshire principal area and historic county in south-west Wales

Pembrokeshire is a county in the southwest of Wales. It is bordered by Carmarthenshire to the east, Ceredigion to the northeast, and the sea everywhere else.

Milford Haven town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Milford Haven is a town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is situated on the north side of the Milford Haven Waterway, an estuary forming a natural harbour that has been used as a port since the Middle Ages. Founded in 1790 by Sir William Hamilton, designed to a grid pattern, it was originally intended to be a whaling centre, though by 1800 it was developing as a Royal Navy dockyard which it remained until the dockyard was transferred to Pembroke in 1814. It then became a commercial dock, with the focus moving in the 1960s, after the construction of an oil refinery built by Esso, to logistics for fuel oil and liquid gas. By 2010, the town's port had become the fourth largest in the United Kingdom in terms of tonnage, and continues its important role in the United Kingdom's energy sector with several oil refineries and one of the biggest LNG terminals in the world.

Tiers Cross ommunity in Pembrokeshire

Tiers Cross is a village, community and electoral ward containing the community in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. It includes the areas of Thornton and Dreenhill, and falls within Steynton parish.

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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.

The British Iron Age is a conventional name used in the archaeology of Great Britain, referring to the prehistoric and protohistoric phases of the Iron Age culture of the main island and the smaller islands, typically excluding prehistoric Ireland, which had an independent Iron Age culture of its own. The parallel phase of Irish archaeology is termed the Irish Iron Age. The Iron Age is not an archaeological horizon of common artefacts, but is rather a locally diverse cultural phase.

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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