Thornton-le-Moors

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Thornton-le-Moors
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Thornton-le-Moors
Location within Cheshire
Population253 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SJ4474
Civil parish
  • Thornton-le-Moors
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH2
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
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Cheshire
53°15′54″N2°50′17″W / 53.265°N 2.838°W / 53.265; -2.838 Coordinates: 53°15′54″N2°50′17″W / 53.265°N 2.838°W / 53.265; -2.838

Thornton-le-Moors is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the census of 2001 it had a population of 260, [1] reducing slightly to 253 at the 2011 census. [2]

Contents

The village is seven miles north east of the city of Chester. It is situated to the south of the A5117 road. To the north of the village is the Stanlow Refinery. To the west is the nearest town of Ellesmere Port and to the north east is the nearest village, Elton

History

Thornton le Moors was a township in Thornton Parish, Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 156 in 1801, 186 in 1851, 130 in 1901, 223 in 1951 and 260 in 2001. [3]

Religious sites

St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors is a Grade I listed building. [4] The church has recently undergone restoration. [5]

See also

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References

  1. "Thornton-le-Moors CP (Parish)". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. "Thornton le Moors". GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  4. Images of England: Church of St Mary, Thornton-le-Moors, English Heritage , retrieved 16 October 2007
  5. "Protecting", Annual Review 2009–2010, Churches Conservation Trust, p. 5, 2010

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