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Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Thornton Curtis, a parish, with a village, in Lincolnshire, at Thornton Abbey station on the M.S. & L.R., 4 miles SSE of New Holland. It has a post office under Ulceby; money order and telegraph office, Barrow-on-Humber. Acreage, 4934; population, 489. A Cistercian abbey stood on a spot 1½ mile NE of the village, was founded in 1139 by W. Ie Gros, Earl of Albemarle; gave its abbots a seat in the upper house of parliament; was converted by Henry VIII. into a college, and given by Edward VI. to the Bishops of Lincoln, and is now represented by interesting ruins. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £175 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, and was restored at a great expense in 1883-84. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishThornton-Curtis St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionGlandford-Brigg 

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Church Records

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Burnham (Thornton Curtis)
CountyNorth Lincolnshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDN39
Post TownUlceby