Thornton Dale, North Riding of Yorkshire
Thornton Dale, a village and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, 2¼ miles E of Pickering, with a station on the N.E.R., and a. post, money order and telegraph office under Pickering. The parish includes Ellerburn and Farmanby, the latter having been united to it in 1886 under a Local Government Board order. Acreage, 9687; population of the civil parish, 1116; of the ecclesiastical, 696. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. There are quarries and lime-kilns. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £380 with residence. The church is in the Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. The churchyard was enlarged in 1890. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a grammar school, and twelve almshouses. Ellerburn forms with Wilton a separate ecclesiastical parish. Thornton, East and West, two townships in Hartburn parish, Northumberland, 6 to 7 miles W by N of Morpeth, and 3 to 4 from Angerton station on the North British railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Hartburn. Acreage, 1037 and 1065; population, 54 and 58.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Thornton-Dale All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Pickering|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Thornton Dale from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Thornton-Dale (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Thornton Dale are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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