Thornton-le-Beans

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Thornton-le-Beans
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Thornton-le-Beans
Location within North Yorkshire
Population255 (including Crosby. 2011 census) [1]
OS grid reference SE397904
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Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORTHALLERTON
Postcode district DL6
Dialling code 01609
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54°18′30″N1°23′26″W / 54.30841°N 1.39047°W / 54.30841; -1.39047 Coordinates: 54°18′30″N1°23′26″W / 54.30841°N 1.39047°W / 54.30841; -1.39047

Thornton-le-Beans is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England. It is on the A168 road and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Northallerton. [2]

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It is in the Thornton's electoral ward for district elections and the District Councillor is Bob Baker. The population of this electoral ward taken at the 2011 Census was 1,852. [3] The village is currently in the Thirsk and Malton Parliamentary constituency, whose incumbent is Kevin Hollinrake. [4]

The village has one pub called The Crosby behind which there is a campsite. In 2007 the Pub won "Best Pub Grub" in the Flavours of Hambleton Awards. [5] There is a Methodist Chapel at the east end of the village and a Chapel of Ease at the west end. The graveyard looks over the Vale of York. The author Bill Bryson famously stated in his book Notes From a Small Island that he wants to be buried in Thornton-le-Beans, due to the oddness of the name. [6]

Etymology

The town's odd name is derived from the common place name 'Thornton', meaning a farm with thorn bushes. This farm had beans grown upon it. [7] In 1534 it was called Thornton-in-Fabis, the Latin for Thornton-le-Beans. [8]

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References

  1. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Thornton-le-Beans Parish (1170216944)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. "302" (Map). Northallerton & Thirsk. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN   9780319245545.
  3. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Thorntons 2011 Census Ward (1237325085)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. "Thirsk & Malton parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. "Toasting the best of local food and drink". Harrogate Advertiser. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  6. Bryson, Bill (2009). The complete notes ; Notes from a small island (3 ed.). London: Black Swan. p. 135. ISBN   9780552776233.
  7. Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 168. ISBN   0-19-869103-3.
  8. "57 different varieties of a horse bean". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 23 May 2012.