Thornycroft (disambiguation)

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Thornycroft, Thorneycroft, or Thornicroft can refer to:

Thornycroft family

Thornycroft family, British arts and industry family

The Thornycroft family was a notable English family of sculptors, artists and engineers, connected by marriage to the historic Sassoon family. The earliest known mention of the family is stated in George Ormerod's History of Cheshire as during the reign of Henry III in the 13th century, taking its name from a Cheshire hamlet. Sir John Isaac Thornycroft (1843–1928) was the founder of the Thornycroft shipbuilding company.

Thomas Thornycroft British artist

Thomas Thornycroft was an English sculptor and engineer.

Mary Thornycroft was a British sculptor and a member of the Thornycroft family.

John Isaac Thornycroft British shipbuilder

Sir John Isaac Thornycroft (1843–1928) was an English shipbuilder, the founder of the Thornycroft shipbuilding company and member of the Thornycroft family.

Other people

Major-General Alexander Whitelaw Thorneycroft, was a senior British Army officer during the Second Boer War.

Carla Thorneycroft, Baroness Thorneycroft, DBE, was the wife of Conservative Party politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer Peter Thorneycroft. Lady Thorneycroft helped establish the Venice in Peril Fund and was a noted philanthropist and patroness of the arts.

Charles Bedford Thorneycroft was an English cricketer. Thorneycroft's batting style is unknown, though it is known he bowled right-arm fast. He was born at Litchborough, Northamptonshire.

John I. Thornycroft & Company shipbuilding company in the United Kingdom

John I. Thornycroft & Company Limited, usually known simply as Thornycroft was a British shipbuilding firm founded by John Isaac Thornycroft in Chiswick in 1866. It moved to Woolston, Southampton, in 1908, merging in 1966 with Vosper & Company to form one organisation called Vosper Thornycroft. From 2002 to 2010 the company acquired several international and US based defence and services companies, and changed name to the VT Group. In 2010 the company was absorbed by Babcock International who retained the UK and international operations, but sold the US based operations to the American Jordan Company, who took the name VT Group.

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Sholing F.C.

Sholing Football Club is an English football club based in Sholing, Southampton, Hampshire. Formerly known as Vosper Thorneycroft FC and later VTFC the club changed its name in 2010 to Sholing FC. In 2013–14 they won both the FA Vase and the Wessex League Premier Division and have three times been runners up in the Wessex Premier, in 2007, 2009 and 2016. They are currently members of the Wessex League Premier Division. The club has twice won the Hampshire League, in 2001 and 2004. Sholing are also 8 times Southampton Senior Cup Winners.


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Theresa Thornycroft was an English sculptor and painter.

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Harry Scott Thornicroft

Henry Scott Thornicroft, nicknamed "Dongolosi"(16 January 1868 – 19 March 1944) was a British Native Commissioner in Petauke, in North-Western Rhodesia and later Northern Rhodesia for 17 years and later a Justice of the Peace in Fort Jameson.

Thornycrofts (Woolston) F.C. were an English amateur football club, based in Woolston, Southampton. The club was formed by employees of John I. Thornycroft & Company, the Woolston-based shipbuilders and was active from 1917 to 1926, during which time it was a member of the Hampshire League, other than in 1920–21 when the club joined the Southern League. The club played regularly in the qualifying rounds of the FA Cup and in 1920 took Burnley to a replay.

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