Thornton-le-Moor

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For other places with the same name, see Thornton le Moor.

Coordinates: 54°17′14″N 1°24′09″W / 54.28733°N 1.40246°W / 54.28733; -1.40246

Thornton-le-Moor
Thornton-le-Moor is located in North Yorkshire
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 Thornton-le-Moor shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE389881
    - London 195 mi (314 km)  S
District Hambleton
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORTHALLERTON
Postcode district DL7
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Thornton-le-Moor is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, and situated equidistantly between the towns of Thirsk and Northallerton.

History[edit]

The Victorian primary school opened in 1860 and closed in 1993, when it merged with another local school in Newby Wiske to form a new school in neighbouring South Otterington. The village church of St Barnabas was built in 1868 but demolished in 1987 after its partial collapse in the previous year. The churchyard is still maintained.

Amenities[edit]

Amenities comprise one public house (The Black Swan) and a postbox. A caravan site is located at nearby South Otterington. The village cricket club formed in the 1950s and currently play in the Nidderdale Amateur Cricket League on Saturday afternoons from April to September.

External links[edit]

Media related to Thornton-le-Moor at Wikimedia Commons