Thornton le Moor, Lincolnshire

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Thornton le Moor
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Thornton le Moor
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  London 135 mi (217 km)  S
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Post town Market Rasen
Postcode district LN7
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53°27′09″N0°25′09″W / 53.452418°N 0.419225°W / 53.452418; -0.419225 Coordinates: 53°27′09″N0°25′09″W / 53.452418°N 0.419225°W / 53.452418; -0.419225

Thornton le Moor is a village in the civil parish of Owersby in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from the town of Caistor. Between 1866 and 1936 Thornton le Moor was a separate civil parish. [1]

Civil parish Territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England

In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which historically played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; civil and religious parishes were formally split into two types in the 19th century and are now entirely separate. The unit was devised and rolled out across England in the 1860s.

Owersby

Owersby is a civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, situated about 6 miles (10 km) north-west from the market town of Market Rasen.

West Lindsey District in England

West Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England.

Near the village are the remains of the deserted medieval villages of Beasthorpe [2] and Cauthorpe. [3] In the Domesday Book of 1086 Thornton le Moor is written as "Torentone", consisting of eighteen households. [4]

Deserted medieval village A former settlement which was abandoned during the Middle Ages

In the United Kingdom, a deserted medieval village (DMV) is a former settlement which was abandoned during the Middle Ages, typically leaving no trace apart from earthworks or cropmarks. If there are fewer than three inhabited houses the convention is to regard the site as deserted; if there are more than three houses, it is regarded as a shrunken medieval village. There are estimated to be more than 3,000 DMVs in England alone.

Domesday Book 11th-century survey of landholding in England as well as the surviving manuscripts of the survey

Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states:

Then, at the midwinter [1085], was the king in Gloucester with his council .... After this had the king a large meeting, and very deep consultation with his council, about this land; how it was occupied, and by what sort of men. Then sent he his men over all England into each shire; commissioning them to find out "How many hundreds of hides were in the shire, what land the king himself had, and what stock upon the land; or, what dues he ought to have by the year from the shire."

The parish church is dedicated to All Saints and is a Grade II* listed ironstone building dating from the 11th century. It was restored 1871. There is a fragment of an 11th-century limestone cross shaft built into the back of an aumbry in the north wall of the chancel. [5]

Parish church church which acts as the religious centre of a parish

A parish church in Christianity is the church which acts as the religious centre of a parish. In many parts of the world, especially in rural areas, the parish church may play a significant role in community activities, often allowing its premises to be used for non-religious community events. The church building reflects this status, and there is considerable variety in the size and style of parish churches. Many villages in Europe have churches that date back to the Middle Ages, but all periods of architecture are represented.

All Saints Day Christian feast day

All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Methodist Church, the Church of the Nazarene, the Lutheran Church, the Reformed Church, and other Protestant churches. The Eastern Orthodox Church and associated Eastern Catholic Churches and Byzantine Lutheran Churches celebrate it on the first Sunday after Pentecost. Oriental Orthodox churches of Chaldea and associated Eastern Catholic churches celebrate All Saints' Day on the first Friday after Easter.

Listed building Protected historic structure in the United Kingdom

A listed building, or listed structure, is one that has been placed on one of the four statutory lists maintained by Historic England in England, Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland, Cadw in Wales, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in Northern Ireland.

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References

  1. "Thornton Le Moor". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. Historic England. "Beasthorpe DMV (892408)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  3. Historic England. "Cauthorpe DMV (892412)". PastScape. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. "Thornton le Moor". Domesday Map. Anna Powell-Smith/University of Hull. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  5. Historic England. "All Saints, Thornton le Moor (1063439)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 15 July 2011.