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Thornton le Clay, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornton-le-Clay, a village and a township in Foston parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 7 miles SW of New Malton, and 1½ mile from Flaxton station on the N.E.R., with a post office under York; money order office, Flaxton; telegraph office, Kirkham Abbey. Acreage, 897; population, 274. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a Friends' meeting-house.

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 parishFoston 
Poor Law unionMalton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thornton le Clay 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

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