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Thornbrough (West Tanfield), North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornbrough, a village in West Tanfield parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 4 miles ESE of Masham, and 1½ mile from Tanfield station on the N.E.R. Post town and telegraph office, West Tanfield; money order office, Masham. There are three circular entrenchments and numerous tumuli near it, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Thornbrough (West Tanfield) are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyNorth Yorkshire