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Thornton Bridge, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornton Bridge, a township in Brafferton parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Swale, 1 mile from Brafferton station on the N.E.R., and 4 miles NE by N of Boroughbridge. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Helperby, under York. Acreage, 1091; population, 55.

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 
Civil parishBrafferton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thornton Bridge from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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