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Thornton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornton, a village, a township, and a parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, 4 miles SW of Pocklington railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Pocklington, under York. Acreage, 2327; population of the township, 151; of the ecclesiastical parish, with Allerthorpe, 820. The manor belongs to Lord Leconfield. The parish also comprises the townships of Melbourne and Storwood. The living is a vicarage, united with Allertborpe and Melbourne, in the diocese of York; net value, £205 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and a western bell turret. It was restored in 1892.

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 CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishThornton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thornton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO42
Post TownYork