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Thornton le Street, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornton-le-Street, a township and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, 3 miles N by W of Thirsk railway station. There is a post office under Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Thirsk. Acreage, 1389; population of township, 146; of ecclesiastical parish, 226. The parish comprises the township of North Kilvington. The manor belongs to Earl Cathcart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £150. . Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, and bell-turret. Sir R. Lester, the physician, was a native.

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-Le-Street St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionThirsk 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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